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Current Affairs for Women

news paper, current affairs for womenHere you will find the latest current affairs and news for women from around the world focusing on business, technology, career news and much more. Explore the latest news from across the globe, written by our team of in-house journalists. This section is regularly updated as news breaks, so be sure to check back for updates.

WeAreTheCity.com 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.

18
Oct

Theresa May awards outstanding STEM advocate, Rashada Harry with Points of Light award

The Prime Minister has recognised previous Rising Star in Technology winner, Rashada Harry for her outstanding contribution to increasing opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds in STEM industries. Rashada Harry, is the founder of ‘Your Future, Your Ambition’, an annual event at the Emirates Stadium that aims to bridge the diversity gap in STEM subjects....
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16
Oct

#MakeOnePersonAware | One in 200 carry faulty gene that predisposes them to an 85 per cent chance of developing breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

Hereditary breast cancer could be responsible for up to 10 per cent of breast cancers. However, awareness of this is still very low amongst women worldwide despite some high profile celebrities like Angelina Jolie having preventative surgery themselves. There is a lot of confusion about the BRCA gene and other mutated genes but the simple...
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11
Oct

International Day of the Girl Child | 11 October

Since 2012, 11 October has been celebrated as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. The United Nations led initiative, International Day of the Girl Child supports more than 1.1 billion girls...
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04
Oct

#EthnicityPayGap | Dianne Greyson

Article extract provided by Dianne Greyson In April 2018 I wrote an article about the Ethnicity Pay Gap. I wrote the article to raise awareness about the issue. It received great response and it made me realise more needed to be done. Whenever possible I shared my views on the subject using the hashtag that...
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24
Sep

Gender imbalance in business | Infographic

The latest YouGov research revealed the shocking result that only a third of Brits know the meaning of the ‘gender pay gap’. In light of this, SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk has delved into exclusive data to highlight the extent of the UK gender imbalance disparity. The research shows data such as the disparity in higher education, women’s roles...
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Brexit- A Girl’s Best Friend (F)
07
Sep

Planning for post-Brexit Britain presents opportunities for all

Two years on from the Brexit vote, Britain’s businesses are still wrestling with how to manage their workforce when faced with the possibility of changes to employment regulations. A recent report estimated the vote to date has cost the UK between £20bn-£40bn and large international companies have expressed concerns about the impact of new trade...
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24
Aug

The impact of gender bias in the workplace | Infographic

This latest infographic from Sage People provides an in-depth overview of the current position of gender biases in the workplace.  Image credit: Sage People
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16
Aug

A-Level Results: Strikingly low number of girls taking ICT & STEM subjects

A strikingly low number of girls are taking ICT and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, according to statistics. As A-level results came out this morning, results showed that the majority of girls are still not taking technology and STEM subjects. In fact, this year, only 0.4 per cent of girls took ICT, compared...
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