The breadth of the Close the Gap partnership recognises that women's unequal position in the labour market is an economic issue as well as an equalities issue, and that narrowing the gender pay gap would bring aggregate gains to Scotland's economy.
The Scottish Government is Scotland’s devolved government. The Government provides core funding support for Close the Gap.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations.
Scottish Enterprise is the economic development agency for Scotland (excluding the Highlands and Islands), covering 93 per cent of the population from Grampian to the Borders.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise is the economic development agency for the Highlands and Islands area of Scotland.
Skills Development Scotland is responsible for supporting the delivery of skills development, training and careers to enable Scotland's economy and people to flourish.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress co-ordinates, develops and articulates the views and policies of the trade union movement in Scotland. The STUC represents around 620,000 trade unionists, the members of 39 affiliated trade unions.