From today women will in effect work for free until the beginning of 2017 because of the gender pay gap according to the Fawcett Society. This is a shocking statistic and although there are many successful campaigns on this issue and progress is being made there is still a need for more attention on this important matter. Women are an integral part of the workforce and the glass ceiling needs to break open completely, indeed we will need to wait longer for the first female US president.