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Gillian Wearing Suffragist handkerchief featured
20
Feb

Celebrate a century of suffrage this International Women’s Day with Gillian Wearing & Bella Freud

This International Women’s Day, we bring you Plinth’s latest collaboration with designer Bella Freud and artist Gillian Wearing celebrating the centenary of women’s vote and London’s most influential women – past and present – with two brand new product ranges, proceeds of which will be donated to the Fawcett Society.  Wearing has produced an edition...
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ODEON Osc-hers featured
18
Feb

Odeon celebrates women in film ahead of Oscars

A surge of support and celebration for women in film ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony has prompted ODEON Cinemas to produce a range of ‘Osc-her’ statues. Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Janet Gaynor (the first ever woman to win an Oscar) have been recreated as Osc-her statues and...
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emmeline pankhurst votes for women featured
15
Feb

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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office romance featured
14
Feb

When romance blossoms at work: five ways employers can prevent problems

Meeting one’s significant other at work is one of the most common ways for individuals to find love. This Valentine’s Day, XpertHR looks at five ways employers can prevent problems arising when romance blossoms in the workplace. XpertHR has also published guidance for employers on how to create policies about employee relationships. Have rules on...
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couple flirt in the office featured
14
Feb

A little office romance?

Jaime Johnson is the founder and Director of leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative. Here Jaime discusses what should happen if love blossoms in the workplace…. We’re all human and unsurprisingly we like to fall in love. The workplace is where  friendships are forged and where sometimes romance grows. Statistically you are more likely...
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votes for women featured
10
Feb

What is the Representation of the People Act?

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. The act was a fundamental piece of legislation that allowed many women to vote for the first time, and was viewed by the Suffragettes and Suffragists as a major hurdle in the ‘Votes for Women’ cause. The act allowed women...
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LGBT
01
Feb

Celebrate LGBT history month with these iconic figures

It’s LGBT History Month (LGBTHM)! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up just some of the celebrities, activists and public figures who have shown dedication to helping the LGBT community. Lady Gaga Openly bisexual, the singer and actress is an outspoken LGBT equality advocate. She was a leading activist for the repeal of  “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”...
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Secret Leaders logo featured
29
Jan

Telling it like it is: Uncensored business podcast Secret Leaders set to drop third series with its biggest, boldest & most unfiltered interviews yet

SECRET Leaders, one of the UK’s top business podcasts, is back with a bang following the roaring success of its first two series and sell-out live shows. With series three dropping on 30th January 2019, the new episodes promise a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the...
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