Media companies accused of failing mothers

Media
companies are failing to invest in child care and support for their female
staff, according to a survey by Women in Journalism.

The
lobbying group’s survey of 200 women journalists working in national and
provincial newspapers, magazines and television, found that more than 60 per
cent of them felt that employers could do more for working mothers.

It
also reveals that more than 74 per cent of women would be strongly influenced
by the availability of family-friendly policies when deciding whether to take a
job.

Women
in Journalism chair Rebekah Wade said, “Clearly, brilliant women are falling by
the wayside and employers are halving their pool of talent by cutting it off
early. Newspaper executives are disproportionately male.”

www.womeninjournalism.co.uk

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