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Terms of reference & written evidence

The inquiry was announced on 4 September 2012 and written evidence was invited for submissions of up to 3,000 words. The original deadline for the submission of evidence of 5 October 2012 was extended until Christmas 2012 due to the levels of interest in the inquiry.

Parliament TV

You can watch previous evidence sessions of the Committee via the Parliamentary webcast:

Oral Evidence

The following evidence sessions have been held for this inquiry:

Tuesday 20 November 2012

At 9.30am:

  • Danna Walker, Chair, Architects for Change
  • Professor Jane Dacre, Royal College of Physicians
  • Sheila Wild, consultant

At 10.15am:

  • Diane Johnson, Electrical Contractors' Association
  • Ms Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Clare Walker, Royal Aeronautical Society

At 11.00am:

  • Mike Buchanan, Chief Executive, Campaign for Merit in Britain
  • Steven Moxon, researcher and author
  • Dr Catherine Hakim, sociologist
  • Heather McGregor, Director, Taylor Bennett

Tuesday 27 November 2012

At 9.30am:

  • Brona Reeves, Barclays, and Jemima Coleman, Herbert Smith Freehills, Employment Lawyers Association
  • Sarah Jackson, CE, Working Families
  • Denise Linay, Royal College of Midwives

At 10.15am:

  • Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive, and Daisy Sands, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Fawcett Society
  • Helen Wells, Director, and Rachael Saunders, Head of Communications & Policy, Opportunity Now
  • Sophie Garner, Discrimination Law Association

At 11.00am:

  • Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Ro Marsh, National Officer, FDA
  • Sharon Greene, National Women's Officer, Unison

Tuesday 4 December 2012

At 9.30am:

  • Helena Morrissey, founder of 30% Club, and CE of Newton Investment Management
  • Liz Murrall, Investment Management Association
  • Tim Ward, CEO, Quoted Companies Alliance
  • Debbie Crosbie, Director of Operations and IT, Clydesdale Bank

At 10.30am:

  • Dr Ashley Steel, KPMG
  • Peninah Thomson OBE, The Mentoring Foundation

At 11.30am:

  • Anya Hindmarch MBE, fashion accessories designer
  • Dr Margaret Mountford, lawyer, trustee for the Bright Ideas Trust, which helps young people to set up their own business, adviser on The Apprentice, from 2005 to 2009
  • Marie O’Riordan, freelance consultant as Editor in chief of John Brown.  Former editor of Marie Claire, Elle, and More!
  • Heather Rabbatts CBE, first female NE Director of the Football Association

Thursday 6 December 2012

At 11.00am:

  • Sir David Normington GCB, Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments


Tuesday 18 December 2012

At 9.30am:

  • Dame Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE, British astrophysicist, Chair of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s inquiry into Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Kate Sloyan, Doctoral Prize Fellow in the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, and the Institute of Physics’ 2012 Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year Award
  • Helen Wollaston, Director, and Trudy Norris Grey, Chair, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign

At 10.00am:

  • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director, DG Justice, Directorate D Equality, European Commission

At 10.30am:

  • Claire Martinsen, founder, Breckland Orchard
  • Emma Heathcote-James, founder, Little Soap Company
  • Mike Cherry, Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

At 11.00am:

  • Baroness Margaret Prosser of Battersea, former Deputy Chair and also former Interim Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • Mark Hammond, CEO, EHRC
  • Karen Jockelson, Director of the Economy and Employment Programme, EHRC


Tuesday 15 January 2013

Transcript

At 10.00am:

  • Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chair, Fiona Woolf CBE and Eddie Gray, Women’s Business Council

At 11.00am:

  • Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities, and Jo Swinson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills