Fawcett report: ‘Routes to power’

Fawcett published the final report of its ‘Routes to Power’ research study on ethnic minority women leaders in May 2008.

Funded by the Government Equalities Office, the study interviewed 23 of the most senior ethnic minority women in Britain including Baroness Amos (the first Black woman in the Cabinet and to lead the House of Lords), Irene Khan (the first woman, the first Asian and the first Muslim person to hold the position of Secretary General of Amnesty International), and Ruby Parmar (the only female Asian partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Findings revealed that organisations are still struggling to recognise and reward expertise when it is found in ethnic minority women.