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June 12, 2017
oxford university
12
Jun

Oxford University accused of sexism over ‘take home’ exams

Oxford University has been accused of sexism after it announced plans to introduce ‘take home’ exams. The university’s History faculty has announced that, from the start of the next academic year, it will replace one of the five final-year exams with a ‘take home’ paper. The move is designed to close the gender gap by...
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ashley graham
12
Jun

Study shows that plus-size models have a positive effect on women’s mental health

A new study has concluded that a woman’s psychological health can be positively affected by seeing plus-size models. Conducted by Florida State University, the study grouped 49 university-aged women, all of whom wanted to be slimmer. The women were shown a variety of models on a TV screen that represented women of all different sizes....
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olympics rings featured
12
Jun

Mixed-gender events to be introduced at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Mixed-gender events are to be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after being approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Mixed events in athletics, swimming, table tennis and triathlon have all been given the go-ahead in a bid to improve gender equality. According to the IOC, the 2020 Olympics will see the most gender balanced...
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J.K. Rowling
12
Jun

J.K. Rowling calls out male writer for branding Theresa May a ‘whore’

J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to respond to a writer’s tweets about Theresa May, calling him a misogynist. Labour-supporting John Niven, author of Kill Your Friends, took to Twitter to share his thoughts regarding Theresa May’s negotiations with the DUP. He tweeted: “May ‘our friends and allies in the DUP’ Straight face. The lot....
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board member female
12
Jun

Female-led companies have twice as many female board members

Companies with female leaders have nearly twice as many women on their corporate boards in comparison to those led by men. The report by Deloitte revealed that organisations with women in leadership positions have almost double the number of females in board seats. Companies led by men had just 15.5 per cent of females in...
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12
Jun

Women’s entrepreneurship expedition to Malawi 2018

Be inspired, create new partnerships, share your skills and understand more about the key role of women in Malawi. Your nine day Malawian Expedition begins with a day spent meeting female entrepreneurs from across Malawi highlighting the challenges and successes of women in business in modern Malawi. Head out of town and into rural villages...
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women in banking and finance
12
Jun

Women in Banking and Finance announce their 2017 winners

The Women in Banking and Finance Awards (WIBF) have announced their 2017 winners Four winners were chosen from an inspiring shortlist of nominees, at the 20th anniversary WIBF Awards for Achievement. Tracy Jordan, Credit Suisse, clinched the honour of Champion for Women, from a shortlist of six women and two men at a gala ceremony...
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12
Jun

Inspirational Woman: Emma Cleveland | Managing Director of Cleveland & Co

WeAreTheCity sat down with Emma Cleveland, Managing Director of Cleveland & Co to discuss her career. Did you ever sit down and plan your career? Yes, I’ve always been very focused and objectives driven. Having five and 10 year plans is important to ensuring you are going in the direction you want to be going....
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