The WEA is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Our employees are the heart of the organisation and our commitment to gender equality is one the key principles we drive within the workforce.
What is the gender pay gap?
The gender pay gap is calculated as the difference between average hourly earnings (excluding overtime) of men and women as a proportion of average hourly earnings (excluding overtime) of men’s earnings.
Median pay gap
The median pay gap is the difference in pay between the middle-ranking woman and the middle-ranking man.
Mean pay gap
The mean pay gap is the difference between a company's total wage spend per woman and its total spend per man. The number is calculated by taking the total wage bill for each and dividing it by the number of men and women employed by the organisation.
Pay gap v equal pay
The gender pay gap is not the same as unequal pay. Unequal pay is giving women less than men for the same work. That has been against the law since the Equal Pay Act was introduced in 1970.
A company's gender pay gap can also be caused by other things - for example, fewer women in senior or highly-paid roles or more women in part-time jobs.