Too many within the industry dismiss this as a peripheral issue that could be solved if women were more assertive in salary negotiations. I actually heard an industry leader say as much at the CIPR conference last week.
Equal Opportunities Commission research shows pay gaps are caused by an outdated workplace, not a lack of assertiveness from staff.
We must take a look at ourselves as an industry - not simply tell women they should ask for more money.
Claire Hibbitt, media director, Equal Opportunities Commission.