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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.

Nicole, engineering featured
18
Jun

Meet Nicola, who traded life as a stockbroker for a career in engineering

How did a stockbroker become one of the relatively few women to forge a career in engineering? This is the story of Develop Training’s Nicola Smith, who hopes her experience will encourage more women to seek careers in engineering. According to the Women’s Engineering Society, only 9% of the UK’s engineering workforce is female. In...
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Upskirting
15
Jun

One Tory MP blocks law to make ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence

One Tory MP has blocked a law to make the act of ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence. As the issue of the Bill was raised in the House of Commons, Sir Christopher Chope, MP, shouted “object”, resulting in other MPs crying out “shame”. ‘Upskirting’ Is a term for people taking photos of under unsuspecting women’s skirts....
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15
Jun

Tech Talent Charter granted second round of Government funding

As London Tech Week comes to an end, it has been announced that the Tech Talent Charter has been granted a second round of Government funding. The funding will support the growth of the charter from 200 to 500 signatories by 2019 – totalling £170,000 funding to date. The retention of tech talent, and encouragement...
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11
Jun

Vanessa Vallely, founder of WeAreTheCity, recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Founder and managing director of WeAreTheCity, Vanessa Vallely has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2018. Vallely was awarded an OBE for services to women and the economy. Vallely launched WeAreTheCity in April 2008. WeAreTheCity currently has branches in both the UK & India. Vanessa’s corporate experience stems from a 25 year...
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05
Jun

PwC bans all-male shortlists for jobs

PwC has announced that it has banned all-male shortlists for its jobs. The action is just one of the ways in which the accountancy giant is trying to narrow the gender pay gap. The UK-wide ban will apply to executive roles, meaning candidate list for senior positions must include at least one woman. In April,...
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