Today marks International Women’s Day, which aims to “Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”
Many organisations and business groups are calling on the government to stop using the term “chairman” including the British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors and Make UK. Currently, the word ‘chairman’ is still used by Companies House as its default term in its model articles, meaning it is then repeated in the articles of many thousands of companies across the country. The petition which has been brought to the government is calling for this to be changed to ‘Chair.’
Many job roles have changed, such as policeman or fireman, so this small, yet simple change could have a big impact. What are your thoughts?