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June 22, 2017
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Jun

Marcello: Love in the City | 2 | My friend mocked my dating blog

This is a serialisation of the novel ‘Marcello: Love in the City’ – this week we meet Luke, a man with a low opinion of online dating, and a subtle disdain for dating bloggers. I was fiddling with the cafetière when my housemate walked in. “So Marco, you’re back in the game,” Luke said. We...
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Television
22
Jun

The Television Critics Association acting nominees are all female or people of colour

The 2017 nominees for the Television Critics Association acting awards have been announced, and they are all female or BAME individuals. The TCA’s were decided by 200 television critics and journalists from around from the United States and Canada. TV shows and networks have implemented practices in recent years to make their programming more diverse,...
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festivals
22
Jun

Festival headliners are dominated by male acts, according to study

Music festivals are showing a bias towards male performers, a study suggests. The study by BBC analysed more than 600 festival headliners over 14 different festivals. It’s results revealed that eight out of ten headline slots were taken by male acts. 25 per cent of those headliners were the same twenty acts. The festivals researched...
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Genius, power, dreams - careers club event
22
Jun

Careers Club: Genius, Power, Dreams with Andy Woodfield, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | In pictures

WeAreTheCity recently held its latest Careers Club event which was called Genius, Power, Dreams with Andy Woodfield, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Taking place at PWC’s London offices the event was opened by Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity and was followed by a workshop from Woodfield that connected a wide range of deep research and thinking to...
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dress codes
22
Jun

Workplace dress codes and sex discrimination

A leaked BBC email, which revealed strict requirements about the appearance of its newsreaders, has yet again highlighted the topic of potentially discriminatory dress codes in the workplace. The email set out criteria for men and women and amongst other things, advised against long hair for women and that women wear knee length skirts. Many...
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nell
22
Jun

Inspirational Woman: Nell Scott | Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Nell Scott regularly advises on international capital markets, corporate finance, M&A and private equity transactions, as well as corporate governance and disclosure issues, with an emphasis on Africa, Russia and other emerging markets. Did you ever sit down and plan your career? I’ve revised my career goals several times along the way, which is a...
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male priviledge
22
Jun

Why “Male Privilege” workshops are a bad idea

It was recently reported that Melbourne University was offering a workshop in white male privilege which encouraged its male participants to “learn to speak more like women”. Apparently, despite progressive laws towards gender equality existing in Australia, the irony of telling a man he should “act more like a woman” (i.e take a back seat...
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claire
22
Jun

Inspirational Woman in Sports: Claire Arnold | Maxxim, Executive Chair & Founding Partner

Claire Arnold, Maxxim, Executive Chair & Founding Partner sits down with WeAreTheCity to discuss her career journey. I grew up in darkest Surrey where my brother and I played fabulously competitive games of bicycle polo (it’s dangerous!), football, and cricket. Our mother said she believed in constructive boredom and so we spent a lot of...
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