Closing the gender pay gap

Practical solutions from experts


The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 requires that British companies with more than 250 employees publish their gender pay gap data, yet there is much confusion about the nature of these calculations.

What strategies should boards be implementing to better understand and close the gender pay gap within their organisations? Does board composition have an effect? How does ethnicity impact the gender pay gap? What should companies be doing to explore their ethnicity pay gaps and why they exist?

Join our inspiring panel as they seek to answer these questions and offer their thoughts on how to close the gap, and hear from companies with good gender pay gap reports to learn how they put these together.


This webinar will be hosted by Peter Swabey, Policy & Research Director, The Chartered Governance Institute.

Speakers include:

  • Dianne Greyson, Managing Partner, Synergised Solutions Ltd
  • Rich Loftus, HR Systems Manager, SUEZ UK
  • Zara Nanu, CEO and Co-Founder, Gapsquare Limited
  • Janet Williamson, Senior Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress
  • Felicia Willow, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Fawcett Society

Dianne Greyson, Managing Partner, Synergised Solutions Ltd

Dianne is the Director of Equilibrium Mediation Consulting, and Managing Partner of Synergised Solutions Ltd. She is the author of the Business Culture Review, and is passionate on issues of equality, diversity, inclusion and human resource strategy.

She founded the #EthnicityPayGap campaign which calls for companies to report their ethnicity pay gap data, and launched the first Ethnicity Pay Gap Day on 8 January 2021 with appearances on Sky News and BBC Radio Manchester.

Dianne serves on the following boards voluntarily:

  • The Society of Emotional Intelligence International UK & Europe
  • Certitude London
  • Southside Partnershipli>
  • Support for Living

Rich Loftus, HR Systems Manager, SUEZ UK

Bio coming soon

Zara Nanu, CEO and Co-Founder, Gapsquare Limited

As the CEO of Gapsquare, which offers expansive diversity and equality data intelligence & action, Zara utilises data-science and AI to reimagine the future of work and close the Gender Pay Gap. She is a member of the Global Future Council on New Agenda for Equity and Social Justice at the World Economic Forum, and campaigns on building data-led workplaces with inclusivity at their core. Zara has spoken for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and at a TED talk, in addition to writing a range of reports & publications. She firmly believes in putting the power and responsibility of equality and diversity in the hands of employers.

Janet Williamson, Senior Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress

Janet Williamson is a Senior Policy Officer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and leads on corporate governance and capital markets. She has written extensively on corporate governance, executive pay, employee share ownership, shareholder engagement and collective bargaining.

She is the founder and Chair of Trade Union Share Owners, a group of trade union investors who collaborate on voting at company annual general meetings (AGMs) and on investor engagement strategies.

Janet is actively involved in a range of memberships which include the following:

  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the Financial Reporting Council
  • Wates Private Sector Coalition Group
  • Corporate Governance Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Cambridge University Centre for Business Research Advisory Board
  • Workforce Disclosure Initiative Advisory Group

Felicia Willow, CEO and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Fawcett Society

Felicia Willow is the interim Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading membership charity that campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. A former human rights lawyer, Felicia has held positions with the Australian Commonwealth Public Service, the United Nations in Cambodia, and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute on international crime and human rights. Felicia has worked in charity consultancy and leadership since 2010, and has led six UK charities through periods of change, growth and transition, in addition to working with many more on good governance, strategic planning and organisational effectiveness.


We’ll be hosting this webinar via Zoom


Members £8+VAT
Students £8+VAT
Professional subscribers £10+VAT
Non-members £10+VAT

Date: 17 March 2021

Timing: 12:30 - 13:30 GMT

CPD: 1 hour

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