Councillor Hobson said:
"Here at the District Council, where almost half of our staff are women, we have created an inclusive work culture and consistently support women's careers.
"Around 43% of senior posts/team manager level posts are occupied by women and our locally calculated gender pay gap is £33.45 in favour of women.
"We are also proud of our family-friendly policies, with provisions above statutory targets that support both male and female employees, including maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
"Our flexible working policies can benefit work/life balance of male and female employees and we recently introduced hybrid working.
"In terms of Member representation, where barely one quarter of our councillors are women, we can - and must - do better. While women councillors have key roles, including mine as Deputy Leader and Sue Bull as Chairman, I would strongly encourage more women to put themselves forward for election in the district's 25 wards as we approach next year's elections.
"Women deserve a bigger voice and better representation on the elected membership."#BreakTheBias