A Woman's Place

As part of our work to support the effective progression of women in the workforce, we’ve commissioned our most extensive piece of research in a decade.

Press photograph. Interior. Chwarae Teg's CEO Joy Kent on the left, Ken Skates Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism - centre, and Airbus apprentice Eleri Cooling, right.

A starting point

Key findings from a study of women’s roles in the Welsh workforce.

This study has helped to identify the factors that are currently impacting women’s ability to enter into, remain in and progress in the workplace.

The findings offer Chwarae Teg along with government, industry and academia the opportunity to review current practices, develop policy and consider legislation to challenge these barriers in order to bring about continual positive progression for women in the Welsh economy.


Five key areas emerged from the research:

  • Women in the workforce.
  • Gender equality in the workplace.
  • Skills and progression at work.
  • Balancing caring and working.
  • Acting on gender equality.

We believe the research findings represent a starting point for targeting work to further support women in the workplace and over the coming months we’ll be taking part in discussions across Wales to debate the findings.

This will help to define the focus for our ongoing policy and engagement work across Wales.

You can also take part too, either by running your own discussion or by joining in the wider discussion through Twitter using and following us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


Read the report

A Womans Place ( September 2013 ).

Download the Summary Report: PDF.

Full Report: PDF.

Ministerial Address by Huw Lewis, Minister for Education and Skills*: PDF.

A Woman’s Place; animated, YouTube