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October 5, 2017
baby mothers
05
Oct

Average age women in Europe have their first baby is revealed

The average age women across Europe are becoming mothers for the first time is getting older, data has revealed. According to the Office for National Statistics, the average age for women to become first-time mothers is 28.6. The data comes from 2015 (the latest recorded results), but it’s clear from the previous year’s data that...
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disabled job seeker featured
05
Oct

Three quarters of disabled jobseekers find condition hampers their job search

Up to three quarters of disabled people find that their condition is hampering their job search, according to new research. The research, conducted by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI), also found that 53 per cent of disabled jobseekers first faced barriers as early as the application stage. Further to this, 54 per cent reported...
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Space Doctors
05
Oct

Inspirational Woman: Fiona McNae | Founder of Space Doctors

What inspired you to start a business? Starting a business has always felt like an irresistible challenge – like learning to sky dive or pushing myself through a PhD which nearly broke me. That need for challenge has always been somewhere in my blood. It felt inevitable that I’d have to give it a go...
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dad with daughter featured
05
Oct

Dads think taking shared parental leave makes them look less committed to their career

Working fathers believe that taking shared parental leave makes them look less committed to their career, according to a new report. The Hays UK Gender Diversity Report 2017 found that although 83 per cent of workers view flexible working as an important benefit, 66 per cent believe that taking up flexible working halts progression at...
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05
Oct

Female leaders boost the bottom line

Working in a diverse team is rarely as comfortable as being with people who look and think like you do. But a growing body of research is beginning to demonstrate that companies run by such teams perform better. This report by McKinsey used publicly available data from 2012-2015 to analyse gender diversity at the executive...
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Julie Bishop
05
Oct

Australia’s foreign minister: “It was pretty lonely being the only woman in cabinet”

Julie Bishop, Australia’s foreign affairs minister, has spoken out about the attitudes she faced as the only woman in Tony Abbott’s first cabinet in 2013. Speaking at the Women’s Weekly Women of the Future event in Sydney, Australia, Bishop reflected on her experience as the only woman in a cabinet of twenty people. “It was...
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diversity 5084167848
05
Oct

Business school launches the first certified Diversity and Inclusion course

Europe’s oldest business school, ESCP Europe has launched the first certified Diversity and Inclusion course. The responsibility for creating an inclusive working environment often falls to business leaders or specialists within an HR department, yet very few people have any formal training in how to implement inclusion initiatives. To address this skills gap, ESCP Europe...
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entrepreneur featured
05
Oct

Seven innovative female entrepreneurs selected for US mission

Seven innovative female entrepreneurs have been selected for a US mission to help them better understand international markets. The business founders, who work in human and machine interaction, will attend Innovate UK’s first infocus mission to important technology hub. The seven female entrepreneurs will travel to Boston, Massachusetts on an international entrepreneurial mission, hosted by...
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