Female chief executive oﬃcers (CEOs) of NHS foundation trusts have increased from 37% in 2012/13 to 47% in 2017/18. This paper shows that, in the ﬁve-year period analysed, the gender pay gap (GPG) has narrowed to become insigniﬁcant. The paper suggests the improvement of female presence and the narrowing of the GPG go hand-in-hand, at least for these public sector top managers. It also provides indication that the GPG is multifaceted, women may sacriﬁce high salaries for future ﬁnancial security. Women and men could also be negotiating salaries in a diﬀerent way, signalling gender traits diﬀerences.
- AF Accountability Sustainability and Governance
- NHS Foundation Trust
- glass ceiling
- Gender pay gap