Only 6 percent of players at live poker tournaments are women.
The government also presented a gender equality document in November with a 10-year national strategy for ending violence against women.
Reducing the gender pay gap would add £150 billion to the economy by 2025, research shows.
The world No. 1 was responding to comments by tournament director Raymond Moore.
At current rate it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity with men in key leadership roles.
Although the U.S. women’s national team captured soccer’s most coveted trophy, they will still earn far less than the U.S. men.
Some argue the gap is due to “women’s choices,” but that hides key cultural and social factors.
Books like “Lean In” do not address why ordinary working women are overlooked.
Nicola Sturgeon vowed to "start the business of redressing gender balance"
Facing tough midterms, Democrats target women with campaign for equal pay
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