What perfect timing for Equal Pay Day, following hot on the heels of the US election of Donald Trump, where sadly gender equality will no doubt now take a step back.

We all need to sit up and take notice of the unfairness of a society where half the population are earning less for doing the same job.

The situation for women working in PR is even more shocking, as we represent two-thirds of the workforce globally. Yet we earn on average 19% - equivalent to £12,600 less than men in PR.

We need PR organisations of all sizes (not just the legal requirement of those with 250+ employees) to publish their gender pay gap. Name and shame!

We also need to change attitudes. We need flexible working practices, affordable childcare and quality part-time jobs for women. 

We really shouldn't have to wait 60 years for this to happen....