Day

September 20, 2017
20
Sep

These are the words to avoid using in your CV, according to experts

Buzzwords such as ‘hard-working’ and ‘reliable’ should be avoided on resumes, according to CV experts. Experts at PurpleCV.co.uk carried out research into the most overused words on CVs, and the terminology that employees would deem a ‘cliche’. They report that certain buzzwords, such as ‘hardworking’ and ‘dynamic’, are an instant negative for your future boss,...
Read More
serena williams
20
Sep

Serena Williams pens emotional open letter to her mother

Tennis star Serena Williams has praised her mother for being “one of the strongest women” she’s ever known in an open letter. Speaking on Reddit earlier in the week, a site which was co-founded by her fiancé Alexis Ohanian – the athlete published an emotional open letter to her mother. Addressing her mother, Oracene Price, Williams...
Read More
20
Sep

Percentage of female roles in UK films has barely changed in 100 years

The percentage of women being cast in UK films has barely changed in over 100 years, according to figures by the British Film Institute (BFI). BFI’s filmography has been launched as “the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema”, enabling anyone to research British film history for free. It takes a closer...
Read More
smart-dressed-woman-wearing-shoes-featured
20
Sep

Becoming a ‘tightrope walker’

As a child I saw my mother, the first female manager at a utilities-sector consulting firm, face significant gender bias at work. Both men and women struggled to accept her as a woman in a position of authority. My mother developed a thick skin in order to deal with the micro-aggressions that she encountered in...
Read More
gender equality featured
20
Sep

61 per cent of women think children should be raised without gender stereotypes, study says

A Havas survey of over 12,000 people in 32 countries has revealed a shift in attitudes towards gender stereotypical products. The Future is FeMale, commissioned by Havas, asked over 12,000 men and women their views on gender stereotypes, gender-neutral products and raising children. Brand owners have slowly been shifting into de-gendered products, with John Lewis...
Read More
Working Parents's Returniship Plan
20
Sep

Five gender stereotypes you might face as a working Mum

The workplace has evolved hugely in recent decades for women, and the current generation boasts 20 per cent more working mothers than the one before them. But in spite of the surge in the number of working mothers and the gradually changing policies that aim to make them more able to accommodate working hours, women...
Read More
Millicent
20
Sep

Millicent Fawcett becomes the first woman honoured with a statue in Parliament Square

Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett will become the first woman to be celebrated with a statue in Parliament square. City Hall confirmed plans on Tuesday for the building of the bronze statue to begin later this year. The statue will appear just yards away from Winston Churchill’s iconic figure. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan submitted a...
Read More
Emma Nolan
20
Sep

“No experience is wasted. Learn from everything.” | Emma Nolan, assistant editor at BBC Breakfast

This letter is published as part of a Girls Out Loud campaign to raise awareness of the need to empower and inspire the nation’s teenage girls. Girls Out Loud is a social enterprise on a mission to provide young women with professional, female role models from their local area who can help them navigate the...
Read More
X