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June 30, 2017
Pride
30
Jun

London Pride’s ‘misjudged’ poster campaign sparks outrage

Pride in London have apologised after posters for the ongoing Pride festival were criticised on social media. The ‘Love Happens Here’ campaign was launched to coincide with London’s Pride festival and parade, taking place between 24 June and 9 July. However, the images circulating social media were met with outrage by the LGBT community and...
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Barbara Broccoli inclusion featured
30
Jun

Film industry has a “pandemic lack of inclusion”

The UK film industry has a “pandemic lack of inclusion” according to a report released by The British Film Institute. The report, compiled by the Work Foundation and backed by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, found that the industry needs more diversity in order to prevent a skills shortage. The report...
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30
Jun

Inspirational Quotes: Vivienne Westwood | Fashion Designer, Business Woman and OBE award winner

Vivienne Westwood, born 1941, is a British Fashion Designer and Business woman most famous for bringing modern punk designers into the mainstream. Vivienne Westwood comes from humble beginnings in Derbyshire where her Father worked as a Cobbler and  her Mother worked at a local cotton mill, to help make ends meet. Westwood later became a...
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30
Jun

Meet Kiko Matthews: the incredible woman attempting a World Record solo row across the Atlantic

In 2009, Kiko Matthews was diagnosed with a life-threatening pituitary tumour, which left her barely able to get up the stairs or out of the bath. Eight years later, Matthews is pushing her physical and mental boundaries in the hope of creating a new world record for rowing solo across the Atlantic – at total...
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gig economy
30
Jun

The gig economy: Temporary trend or long term career plan?

For many of us the attraction of having a permanent job is obvious. For a start, you know where you’re going each morning when you leave the house. I have colleagues who get lost when TfL change the direction of the escalators at their station. Having to launch City Mapper to find their way to...
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30
Jun

HeForShe: Adam Stolerman | Partner at TritonExec

As a Partner at TritonExec, Adam brings strong operational and people leadership to the team and radiates authenticity and altruism. Having been active in search and selection since 2005, he joined TritonExec in 2012. WeAreTheCity spoke to Adam about his reasons for supporting the HeForShe campaign. Why do you support the HeForShe campaign? For example – do...
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Stephen Barclay, Women in Finance Awards featured
30
Jun

“Prioritise gender equality,” says Stephen Barclay, Minister for Financial Services | Women in Finance Awards

Stephen Barclay, newly appointed Minister for Financial Services has called for finance firms to “prioritise gender equality.” Speaking at the Women in Finance Awards, Barclay urged the financial services sector to end to era of women being underpaid, underrepresented and undervalued and to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter. Barclay made clear that...
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Jan Bakelants
30
Jun

Cyclist Jan Bakelants makes apology after sexist ‘joke’

Belgian cyclist Jan Bakelants has issued an apology after making derogatory comments about women in the Tour de Force. Bakelants, who is married with children, rides for the AG2R-La Mondiale team. He was questioned last week by Het Laastse Nieuws about sexual abstention during the Tour de France’ three-week ride. In response, the Belgian rider...
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