Jo Swinson Director of Equal Power Consulting and former minister and Lib Dem MP

Jo Swinson is Director of Equal Power Consulting, and is Chair of the charity Maternity Action. As Employment Relations Minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2012 to 2015, Jo brought in new corporate reporting requirements on gender, executive pay and transparency of company ownership, introduced shared parental leave, extended the right to request flexible working, and secured government support for transparency on the gender pay gap in large organisations.

During her 10 years as a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament she co-founded the Campaign for Body Confidence, and campaigned successfully for the Office of National Statistics to measure national wellbeing alongside traditional indicators of progress like GDP.

Jo is Chair of the CIPD Policy Forum, a Fellow of the RSA and a Companion of the CMI. Her first book, ‘Equal Power’, will be published in early 2018.

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