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Alison Simpson
Nelson Mandela featured
18
Jul

Celebrating Nelson Mandela, champion of women’s rights | Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa for five years from 1994 to 1999. Mandela famously spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. Under the apartheid, white people and BAME people were segregated, through housing, public transport, education, restaurants,...
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group of people meeting in a boardroom featured
17
Jul

Women are still being under-represented in executive ranks

Women are still being under-represented in executive ranks, according to a new report. The report, conducted by Cranfield School of Management and sponsored by Aviva, highlights the lack of progress in improving gender diversity at the highest executive positions of FTSE 350 companies. Despite progress in female representation in non-executive board positions, the report identifies...
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Advice for getting into tech featured
16
Jul

23/07/18: Practical Advice For Getting Into Tech | 23 Code Street

Are you interested in a career in tech and not sure where to start? Join 23 Code Street for an evening of practical, actionable career guidance to figure out how and where to begin your transition into tech. In this workshop, 23 Code Street will give you a comprehensive overview of the technology industry today...
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emmeline pankhurst votes for women featured
14
Jul

Inspirational Quotes: Emmeline Pankhurst | Political activist & Leader of the Suffragette movement

Emmeline Pankhurst was a political activist and leader of the Suffragette movement, who helped women win the right to vote. Born Emmeline Goulden, she was raised in Manchester by a family with a tradition of radical politics. Despite official records showing that Pankhurst was born on 15 July 1858, she always claimed to have been...
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13
Jul

Rising Star Awards 2018 | In Words

WeAreTheCity celebrated the winners of the 2018 Rising Star Awards last night, at a prestigious ceremony hosted by NewsUK, London. Over 200 winners, sponsors, judges and guests attended and enjoyed a champagne reception and welcome by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity; and Chris Duncan, Managing Director, Times Newspaper Ltd. June Sarpong MBE, TV Presenter...
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BBC
11
Jul

“We are making progress”, says BBC director but men still dominate the BBC’s top salaries list

Men are still dominating the BBC’s top salaries list, with the top 12 earners slots all taken by men. Gary Lineker is now top of the list, overtaking Chris Evans as the highest paid person at the BBC. Lineker is reported to have earnt between £1.75m to £1.76m in 2017-18. Claudia Winkleman is still the...
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man sexually harassing woman at work featured
04
Jul

Quarter of Brits say #MeToo & #TimesUp gave them confidence to report sexual harassment in the workplace

A quarter of Brits say that the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements gave them the confidence to report sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new study. New research from global jobs site, Monster.co.uk, found that prominent movements against sexual harassment have given over  a quarter of UK workers the confidence to report sexual harassment...
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LGBT
03
Jul

New government action plan pledges to improve the lives of LGBT people

The government has released a new action plan, pledging to improve the lives of LGBT people. The 75-point action plan aims to tackle discrimination and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK. The Action Plan is a direct result of a national survey of LGBT people, the largest...
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