Sheila Wild has extensive experience in a wide range of gender equality issues, including older women, equal pay, the national minimum wage and part-time and flexible working. She was formerly an adviser to the Government on flexible working, and is frequently called upon to give evidence to parliamentary enquiries on equal pay.
As an independent consultant Sheila Wild offers strategic direction and advice on gender equality and age issues. Clients include Business in the Community, Eversheds, the NUT, WAVE (Women Adding Value to the Economy), XpertHR , the University of Cambridge and the CIPD.
Sheila is currently writing the CIPD guide to gender pay gap reporting.
Sheila Wild has unique expertise in equal pay issues, having led on two codes of practice, authored the Equal Pay Task Force report Just Pay and commissioned much ground-breaking research. Sheila initiated the design and dissemination of much good equal pay practice, including the EOC’s Equal Pay Audit Kit, and a guide for small firms, which was endorsed by the British Chambers of Commerce.
“One of Sheila’s great qualities is to be able to provide a strategic and pragmatic steer on the whole question of equal pay. She is able to work with very distinct groups who hold strong opposing views. She has always been able, in my opinion, to find a sensible solution to what are very difficult and sometimes intransigent positions.” Ed Sweeney, Chair, Acas
In August 2012 Sheila Wild went live with EqualPayPortal, the independent website aimed at equipping people to understand and deal with equal pay issues. The site attracts interest from around the world.
“I have website envy – the EqualPayPortal is a model of clarity” Dr Alison Parken, Project Director, WAVE
In January 2013 she launched EqualPayPortalBlogSpot, where she says what she really thinks about the latest developments on equal pay.