UK Think Tank: Executives Driving Gender Equality (EDGE)

The mean monthly salary of women in Britain is 66% that of their male counterparts.

Who are we?

Executives Driving Gender Equality (EDGE) is a newly formed leadership movement for inclusive UK workplaces. Facilitated by WORK180 Founders and Gender Equality Specialists Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva, we exist to accelerate progress towards three key goals:

  • Achieve equal pay for women and men in the UK
  • Increase the percentage of women in UK leadership roles
  • Increase the participation of women in traditionally male-dominated industries

We will achieve this by:

  1. Collaborating and sharing best practice to improve our own organisations' actions
  2. Promoting the issues and the solutions to our networks, and encouraging change, one company at a time
  3. Uniting to influence UK policymakers to shine a light on, and meaningfully support, this critical agenda

The EDGE Think Tank has an Executive Panel of 20 proactive industry leaders selected because they have the drive and the collective experience to move the dial on gender equality. We convene twice annually for live discussion and debate, with additional collaboration and information sharing encouraged and supported throughout the year.

EDGE Inaugural Meeting

12pm, Tue 26th June, St. James's, London

This meeting will commence with an introduction to the Think Tank and its Executive Members. We will then host a series of short information and inspiration sessions, followed by group discussion and debate. Outcomes and key discussion points from the session will be recorded and translated to a white paper, as well a press release which will be widely circulated across the country. As well as supporting wider reflection, debate and action on this critical challenge, we hope that you will also benefit from the connections you make and the insights you take away. Please get in touch if you would like to register your interest to attend this event.


Date and time



Villandry, 12 Waterloo Pl, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AU