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April 4, 2017
04
Apr

Trans*Code International Transgender Day of Visibility Hackathon | In pictures

WeAreTechWomen in partnership with its allies Trans*Code, Capgemini UK, Gay Women’s Network (GWN) and Makers Academy, recently held an all-day hackathon to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). Friday 31 March was International Transgender Day of Visibility, which aims to celebrate transgender people and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the transgender...
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04
Apr

Salesforce release assessment for Equal-pay day

 To commemorate Equal-pay day, Salesforce have released their first-ever equal-pay assessment. Today, the US marks Equal-pay day, recognising that women on average are paid 20 per cent less than men. The day also honours equality trailblazers such as Lilly Ledbetter and Patricia Arquette, who have both campaigned for equality. The American company Salesforce has taken measures...
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04
Apr

Donald Trump revokes protections for working women

US President, Donald Trump has revoked a number of protections for women in the workplace. Last week, Trump rolled back the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order. The order, originally put in place by former President, Barack Obama, ensured that companies with federal contracts complied with 14 labour and civil rights laws. It also...
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04
Apr

Theresa May wants to set an example of female potential in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters she hopes to send a message regarding women in leadership when she visits Saudi Arabia. Ahead of the second part of her Gulf tour, in a bid to secure post-Brexit trade, May claimed that she would be setting an example of what women can achieve and inspire the women...
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04
Apr

Sheryl Sandberg launches #20PercentCounts campaign

Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.Org, Sheryl Sandberg has launched a new campaign to raise awareness to the gender pay gap in the US. The #20PercentCounts campaign, launched by LeanIn.Org, is raising awareness that women on average are paid 20 per cent less than men in the United States. A number of high profile companies...
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