Financial Times: Freelancing is a huge win for many women

18 October 2019

Freelancing is a huge win for many women

From Dena McCallum, Founding Partner, Eden McCallum, London WC2, UK

Your report “Gig economy’s ‘glass cage’ trap for women taking freelance path” (October 17) made some interesting points but missed an important part of the story. Two surveys carried out by Eden McCallum, in partnership with London Business School (and the FT in 2016), have shown that, for management consultants, the gender pay gap closes — from about 30 per cent to only 2 or 3 per cent — when they leave a traditional company to work independently. In our experience, talented women professionals can achieve both better pay and greater job satisfaction when they enjoy the flexibility to manage their own working lives. Freelancing for many women is a huge win — professionally, personally and financially — and it would be a shame to discourage women from making this liberating leap into an independent career. Dena McCallum Founding Partner, Eden McCallum, London WC2, UK

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