"Unconscious bias impacts every decision we make, especially HR practices like hiring and promotion, preventing effective change from taking place.”  

— Géraldine Vallejo, Kering's Sustainability Programme Director

Addressing Fashion’s Workplace Gender Gap

In the second BoF Careers white paper, we explore how gender discrimination continues to negatively impact employees’ experience in the fashion workplace. An alarming 45 percent of women responding to our survey do not agree they are paid a fair wage for their work, compared to just 30 percent of men.

Analysing the near 3,500 responses to BoF's Fashion Employee Survey, alongside global expertise and unique access to fashion’s leading businesses, BoF Careers white papers offer industry-specific insights into the issues redefining what it means to work in fashion.

Addressing Fashion’s Workplace Gender Gap provides HR professionals and business leaders with actionable insights into fair recruitment and promotion processes, workplace discrimination and the path to a gender-diverse senior leadership in fashion.



Only 23% of female employees believe their employers are effective at addressing workplace bullying.  

Just 41% of female and 45% of gender non-binary employees think their manager is an effective coach who can assist their development.  

Less than 25% of all respondents have been trained to mitigate their unconscious bias.

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