Fawcett are working in partnership with the Runnymede Trust to deliver a project exploring the pay and progression of women of colour.

Building on the Government’s Race Disparity Unit’s work and the independent McGregor-Smith Review, we will explore in depth ways to unlock the potential of women of colour at work, by understanding the inequalities and intersecting barriers they experience, and the solutions they think would help to overcome them.

The project aims to gather a clear picture of the points at which intersecting gender and ethnicity differences in pay and progression begin to set in, for different groups of women.

We will be exploring what intersecting or multiple forms of discrimination and disadvantage, as well as resources, mean in terms of lived experience for women of colour; a more detailed understanding of how they manifest in the workplace; and how women of colour themselves think they can be tackled. 

Keep an eye on this page for upcoming research and events.


In order to consider the experiences of women of colour, in all their diversity, at work the project will examine the following areas:









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