"The workplace is changing, as the number of women joining top professions are soaring, new statistics show.
The sectors of law and medicine feature highest with 61% of new law trainees and 60% of newly-qualified solicitors being female last year. Women made up 61% of trainee GPs and 59% of first year house officers last year. Similarly, 5,128 women students accepted a place at medical and dentistry school in 2007 compared to 3,929 men.
Fewer women are reaching the top in politics, the judiciary and policing than a year ago, a recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found. There was also a fall in the number of women running councils, health bodies, police forces, unions and other professional bodies, according to the report."