Lancaster University Management School - 54 Degrees Issue 17

6 | GENDER MATTERS Are the gaps closing? Women continue to face challengeswhen it comes to achieving equality in theworkplace – both in terms of overall participation, andwhen it comes topromotion to leadership roles. ProfessorValerieStead and Dr LaraPecis explore howtheCovid-19 pandemic has increased the existing gender gaps and insecurework, as highlighted in the GenderMatters2022 brochure.