Best paid careers for women
Recent data from HM Revenue & Customs records has shown directors and chief executives of major organisations remain the best paid jobs in Britain among women despite the average annual salary decreasing from £115, 576 in 2009 according to the figures.
Public sector workers were among a minority of workers who enjoyed averages rises in salary of up to 3% to £554 a week, up from £528. This brings the average annual salary for women working in the public sector to £28,808.
The data compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the occupation which saw the biggest rise in pay were authors and writers, with a 15.2% rise to £25,522 per year.
Although these figures show a decrease in annual salary, for many industries, managers and senior officials along with directors and chief executives remain the best paid positions in Britain. These job roles remain a remote dream and data shows that when beginning their career, only half of women expected to become managers, compared with almost two thirds of men.
Confidence is crucial if women are to ultimately reach their goals in their chosen profession, according to Alison Platt, a former senior manager at British Airways and now managing director of health insurer Bupa. Alison believes confidence is the most important tool that she has been equipped with during her career, proving even more beneficial than experience and qualifications.