Flexible working a challenge for 52%
of women in wholesale

A lack of flexible working options was voted the biggest challenge for 52% of women, according to exclusive HIM research published in the Women in Wholesale (WiW) Report.


The report entitled ‘Six Steps To Nurture, Grow and Advance Talent in Wholesale’ has been launched this week to provide businesses with a resource to support gender diversity.

 Jill Livesey of research consultancy HIM highlighted the top line figures, “95% of the people we interviewed said that gender diversity leads to better business but almost a quarter (24%) said that more could be done to create a gender inclusive culture.

A lack of: flexible working (52%), career path (43%) and respect (38%) were voted the main challenge for women working in the sector. “81% of interviewees said that gender diversity is a larger issue in wholesale than in other grocery and retail industries,” added Livesey.