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news paper, business newsIn this section, you will find all of our latest business related news. From new government legislation, to small and medium businesses, to entrepreneurs, you will find all the latest news for businesses. This section is regularly updated as news breaks, so be sure to check back for updates. was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

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UK companies call for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

Almost a year since companies were required to report on the gender pay gap, fifteen companies have today signed a commitment to work towards mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting and encourage other businesses to do so as well. Signatories include the Bank of England, Deloitte, KPMG, WPP, Santander, Lloyds of London, Sodexo and EY. The...
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Black British Business Awards announce their 2018 finalists

The Black British Business Awards have announced their finalists for 2018. The list recognises the trailblazers and rising stars who represent the very best of the UK’s vibrant business sector. The BBBAwards are the only premium awards programme to celebrate both the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black professionals and entrepreneurs in global, small...
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Business in the Community launches Race at Work survey for 2018

Business in the Community has launched an updated version of its 2015 Race at Work survey. Supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the survey will look at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees’ experiences of race in the workplace. It is hoped that the survey will increase the understanding...
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Almost all employers offer staff paid bereavement leave

Almost all employers offer their staff paid time off during a time of bereavement, according to new research. The survey, conducted by XpertHR, found that the majority of the 634 organisations surveyed operate within a formal policy or guidelines when granting leave. The remainder prefer to work on a case-by-case basis, believing that each employee...
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Oxford Executive MBA Women’s Scholarship Winners Q&A

Two exceptional female candidates have been awarded with scholarships for the September 2017 iteration of the world-class Oxford Executive MBA, a programme designed to help business leaders to study whilst continuing to thrive in their careers, no matter where they are based. Dr Pamela Walker, Head of Health and a Director at Incite, has been...
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The automotive industry welcomes more women into the field

How will you feel upon visiting an auto parts store and seeing a woman all greased up while working on the under chassis of a car? Such a scene will put a smile on some people’s faces, yet many will ask whether there’s a guy they can talk to. Despite the gender stereotypes continuing to...
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TSB reports a 31 per cent gender pay gap

Banking group, TSB has reported a mean gender pay gap of 31 per cent. The bank has also reported a mean bonus pay gap of 53 per cent. Just under half of employees in the highest pay quartile are women, compared with 65 per cent in the second quartile, 78 per cent in the third...
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Channel 4 appoint first female Chief Executive

Channel 4 has announced that it has appointed Alex Mahon as its new Chief Executive – the first ever female to hold the position. Mahon, who is joining from Foundry, a global technology business, is the first woman to hold the role since the broadcaster was launched in 1982. Mahon has also previously served on...
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