Women in Wales share many of the same challenges throughout their working lives, but opportunities and experiences at work are shaped not singularly by gender, but by intersecting factors like disability, ethnicity, nationality and age.
In order to ensure that women in Wales are able to achieve and prosper within the workforce, and to achieve equality of outcome for all women, it is crucial that we understand these varied intersectional experiences.
This report considers the experiences of disabled women; the barriers they have faced in work and the opportunities for improvement. It makes apparent where these experiences have been shaped by disability and gender; highlighting differences between disabled women and men.
We hope that the recommendations made in this report for employers, UK and Welsh Government will be taken forward, and that the experiences of these women can be used to inform decision making to ensure that we can achieve equality of outcome for all women.