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March 14, 2017
14
Mar

Muirfield Golf Club to allow women members for the first time

Muirfield Golf Club has voted to allow female members to join the exclusive club for the first time in its 273-year history. Over 80 per cent of members of the privately owned club voted in favour of allowing women to become members. Currently, women can only play at the club if they are guests or...
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14
Mar

WOW Festival 2017: The Great Imposter | ‘Never let your gender be your barrier’

WeAreTheCity’s Vanessa Vallely, along with an inspiring group of panelists, discussed Imposter syndrome at this year’s Women of the World festival. The Panel was chaired by Maya Wolfe-Robinson, commissioning editor for Guardian Opinion, and included MP Jess Phillips, Shona Baijal, Managing Director of UBS Wealth Management & Mulberry pupil Afsana Abedin. The packed out session, taking...
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wow festival
14
Mar

WOW Festival 2017 | Be Bold For Change made for the most inspiring festival yet

WeAreTheCity had the most inspiring, exciting and emotional experience at the 2017 Women of the World Festival. The Woman of the World Festival (WOW) was back at London’s Southbank Centre, and the week was spent celebrating and championing women, girls, and the struggle for gender equality around the world. There were discussions on everything from...
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muslim lady wearing a headscarf at board meeting featured
14
Mar

Headscarves can be banned at work, European Court rules

The European Court of Justice has ruled that headscarves can be banned at work. The court ruled that employers can “prohibit the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign,” which includes headscarves. However, the ban can only apply if the company has rules in place that requires all employees to “dress neutrally”, and...
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gender equality featured
14
Mar

Government lacks plans for achieving commitments on equality

The Government lacks a plan for achieving its commitments on equality, a new report claims. The Women and Equalities Committee’s report has revealed that the UK government has not set out a strategic plan for how they will achieve the international commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030. The commitments are part of an agreement...
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Mentor, apprentice
14
Mar

Being a first-time mentor is as scary for me as it is for you

I recently embarked on becoming a mentor through SheSays for someone in the advertising industry. I’ve wanted to mentor for a long time, as I believe it’s vital to give a leg up and guidance to those who are passionate and keen to progress. When you work in management, the assumption often made is that...
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classroom of female students talking featured
14
Mar

Schools are essential to closing the skills gap

Schools are essential in closing the skills gap, according to a new survey. A study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) reported that the development of soft skills needs to start at school and leaving it to universities and employers is too late. The Student Development Survey found that 49 per cent of employers...
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maternity
14
Mar

Five things you should know before creating your maternity leave plan

Despite the excitement around having a baby, in reality there is a lot of planning that comes with it that can seem daunting and stressful. When planning to take time off work, you want to make sure you create a plan that is best for you and your employer and make the most of the...
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