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October 13, 2017
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Oct

New leave allowance for bereaved parents will be one of the most generous in the world

The new leave allowance for bereaved parents will be one of the most generous in the world. For the first time, under proposed new laws published today, employed parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will have the right to two weeks’ paid leave to allow them time to grieve. The Parental...
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Oct

“Would she think that we have done enough for them?” | Angelina Jolie pens letter about women’s rights

Angelina Jolie has penned a letter about women’s rights, the advancements in gender equality and what else can be done. Writing for Harper’s Bazaar’s 150-anniversary issue, Jolie also touches upon saving the environment. She wrote, “As a woman, for much of the 19 century in most Western countries, you couldn’t go to university, and entire...
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Oct

Gender equality is moving forward at a “snail’s pace”, as UK makes no progress for ten years

Gender equality is moving forward at a “snail’s pace”, according to a new report. The Gender Equality Index, conducted by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), found that although gender equality has moved forward throughout Europe, overall progress is very slow. The research reported that the EU’s score is just four points higher than...
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Oct

Finance companies losing £130bn by not appealing to women

Finance companies could be missing out on £130 billion by not appealing to women, according to new research. The study, conducted by Kantar, found that financial institutions are failing to connect with women at every stage of the buying journey – from advertising to offerings. According to Kantar, advertising fails to communicate with core tenets...
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Oct

#WomenBoycottTwitter: Women boycott Twitter in protest of female voices being silenced

Women are boycotting Twitter in protest over female voices being silenced. The boycott is partially in response to actress, Rose McGowan’s Twitter account being suspended for violating its terms and policies. In light of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations, McGowan has been a vocal supporter of those who had accused Weinstein, after she herself alleged...
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Oct

Inspirational Woman: Annoushka Ducas MBE | British jewellery designer and founder of Links of London & Annoushka

Annoushka Ducas is a British jewellery-designer, creative director & entrepreneur. Over the last thirty years she has launched two incredibly successful jewellery brands: Links of London & Annoushka. The founder and creative director of her eponymous jewellery brand, Annoushka grew up in London, later studying French language and civilization at the Sorbonne. From Paris, she...
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Oct

We are pigeonholing the meaning of ‘life’ in the work-life balance argument

How I struggled with the need to justify having an outside passion to my full-time employers. As many an entrepreneur, I started my e-commerce business part time back in 2014 with a friend, not financially secure enough in my early 20’s to take the plunge full time. In our first year of trading we managed...
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