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March 31, 2017
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31
Mar

WWII veteran comes out as transgender at 90

A World War Two veteran has come out as transgender at the age of 90. Patricia Davies, formerly known as Peter, said she was always ‘living a lie’ and came out to doctors last year. The soldier said she knew she was a woman since the age of three. However, she kept it a secret...
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31
Mar

HSBC introduces gender-neutral titles on Trans Day of Visibility

HSBC has introduced gender-neutral titles for its customers, to mark Trans Day of Visibility. Customers who have a bank account with the bank can now choose from nine titles including Mx; Ind and M. The titles are intended to give non-binary people more choices if they do not wish to be identified by gender. HSBC...
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laverne cox
31
Mar

Inspirational transgender icons to celebrate for Transgender Day of Visibility

It’s Transgender Day of Visibility! International Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual event celebrated on 31 March and is dedicated to celebrating trans people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. Here, WeAreTheCity celebrates inspirational transgender icons from around the world in honour of TDOV. Christine Jorgensen Jorgensen is known...
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career groove
31
Mar

How to find your career groove

Do you feel you’re in your ‘Career Groove?’ Do you use all your unique skills – the things you are brilliant at? Are you happy? Do you get paid (well) for what you do? I feel I am now – although I’ve had to jump over many hurdles and made some seriously difficult decisions to...
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31
Mar

I used small talk to flirt with a colleague

Monday morning chit-chat is the worst. All those enquiries and quips about the weekend are a real drag – especially when people joke about having had a boring time. I’ve actually reached a conclusion about this kind of blather. The people who constantly joke about their ‘boring weekends’ are, in fact, pretty boring themselves. Strangely,...
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Connect Women's Networking Group
31
Mar

Network Spotlight: Connect Women’s Networking Group

Tell us a little bit about your network (inc when you were founded and why, how many members, who leads the network, anything on your committees. We founded Connect 10 years ago (will have 10th birthday in November). Monthly meetings held at 9.45am-12.00 then lunch suit those women who have children to sort first. There...
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31
Mar

Inspirational Woman: Emma Cusdin | Co-Founder of Trans*formation

Emma Cusdin is co-founder of Trans*formation, the UK’s largest professional networking organisation for trans* individuals, their friends and colleagues. She recently took the time to share her story we WeAreTheCity.  You have gone through a life changing transformation, prior to and during which you have faced incredible challenges. What advice can you give to our...
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ing logo featured
31
Mar

ING UK announce ten new female Director promotions

ING UK has announced that 18 employees are being promoted to Director in 2017 – with over half of them women. The announcement comes after the launch of ING’s Diversity Manifesto around the globe in 2016. The move also suggests that efforts to strengthen the pipeline of female talent in the bank in London are...
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