Deborah Heather talks to Hotel Owner about equality in hospitality

Equality in hospitality should still be a priority

Is the industry fully embracing female talent? Not according to the latest industry figures, which show we still have some way to go, says Deborah Heather, our CEO.

When it comes to women in the hospitality industry, recent numbers show just 17% of professional chefs in the UK are female, while across the sector, one in four women are in the most junior roles available, and just over half are in part-time positions. The national 11,000-strong survey also revealed the disparity between male and female “deskless workers”, with 71% of female hospitality workers considering quitting.

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