Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) has been created to address workplace and labour market practices, specifically gender earning disparities in employment and self-employment.
The aim of the WAVE programme is to contribute to tackling the causes of gender pay gaps in Wales. Our aim is to achieve this through both interrelated and targeted activities, working with employers, employees and self-employed women. WAVE is funded by the Convergence European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
The three main strands of the WAVE programme are:
The Women’s Workshop Project @ BAWSO Ltd aims to empower and upskill women to progress in and move into non-traditional sectors and technical career paths, to access higher valued and better paid areas of work.
The University of South Wales aims to empower and to up-skill women who are either already in, or aiming towards self-employment. Encouraging and enabling them to achieve higher levels of remuneration. (Lead Partner).
WAVE is funded by the Convergence European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. Please click here for more information.An innovative communications and public relations strategy will underpin these three strands. In addition to promoting the WAVE programme, this communications strategy will raise awareness of the issues and impacts of gender pay inequalities and the underlying causes for this among employers, employed and self-employed women and the wider community. (National Conversation on Equal Pay).
The aim of the WAVE programme is to understand and ‘interrupt’ the ways in which gender pay inequalities are consistently reproduced through occupational segregation in employment and self employment, through the ways in which ‘women’s work is contracted’ and through the operation of pay systems.
The WAVE programme has now concluded after 3 successful years. There are still loads of fantastic organisations that you can get involved with, take a look!Signposting
Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE)
Central Management Team
The University of South Wales
Faculty of Business, Law, Accounting, Humanities and Social Sciences
Pontypridd, Wales - UK