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The latest female centric news stories from around the world focusing on women in business, technology, careers and current affairs.

In this section, you will find all the latest news from across the globe, written by our team of in-house journalists. You can also browse our archive where all of our old news content can be found.

The Ivy in the Park featured
19
Feb

The Ivy in the Park celebrates International Women’s Day with exclusive panel discussion & ticketed dinner

In the run up to this year’s International Women’s Day, The Ivy in the Park, in the heart of Canary Wharf, is hosting an exclusive ticketed dinner and panel discussion. Hosted on Tuesday, 5 March from 6.30pm to 9.00pm, the evening will touch upon the countless achievements of women around the world as well as...
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Care International March4Women featured
19
Feb

Stars and campaigners join forces ahead of International Women’s Day

This year’s #March4Women, taking place on Sunday 3 March, will mark 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act which permitted women to enter professions, most notably law – and will celebrate the modern-day campaigners who have challenged the law to change the world. Organisers CARE International UK will use the occasion to call for...
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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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team holding hands, mental health featured
15
Feb

Gender balance makes for safer and more engaged employees

Gender balance makes for safer and more engaged employees, claims new research. The five-year, one of a kind study, conducted by Sodexo, found that gender balanced entities saw the number of accidents decrease by 12 per cent. Meanwhile, gender balance management reported an employee engagement rate that was 14 per cent higher than other entities....
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WISE Role Model campaign My Skills My Life featured
13
Feb

WISE calls on industry to inspire girls to choose STEM roles

As WISE, the campaign to improve gender balance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), launches a new online game called My Skills My Life, it is calling on industry to help change the way girls see STEM subjects and how they relate to careers that make a difference to the world. The call comes...
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group of people meeting in a boardroom featured
13
Feb

UK workplace culture stalls women’s careers say three in four women and two in five men

Everyday examples of unintentionally gender biased behaviour in the workplace are stalling women’s careers, according to a year-long study released today by Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Involving 5,814 UK employees, this research sheds new light on the implications of the way people tend to think about the strengths, attributes and potential of men and women....
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Khadijah Ismail featured
13
Feb

‘Misleading stereotypes’ put girls off engineering careers, STEM ambassador claims

A female STEM ambassador believes “misleading stereotypes” are to blame for a lack of women in the sector. Khadijah Ismail, aged 19, who has secured an engineering apprenticeship with defence, security and aerospace multinational BAE Systems, said girls often misunderstand what the traditionally male-dominated industry has to offer. Ismail said, “I’ve found that a lot...
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07
Feb

WeAreTheCity launches Gender Networks survey results in partnership with EY

Gender Networks (formerly the Network of Networks) was founded in 2009 by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity. The purpose of Gender Networks was to create a forum for internal women’s networks, chairs and co-chairs to share network best practice, seek opportunities to leverage ideas and share challenges. In 2017, Gender Networks became a...
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