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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.

Could Disruption be the long awaited catalyst for Diversity? (F)
19
Jun

Delivering on diversity | Burcin Ressamoglu, CEO, Sodexo Engage

Article provided by Burcin Ressamoglu, CEO of Sodexo Engage When there’s so much going on in a business, it’s easy to let important factors like diversity and equality slip through the net. Instead of seeing diversity as an extra add-on that’s ‘nice to have’, businesses should see it as something that, if done right, can...
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18
Jun

Companies are failing to prioritise health and wellbeing

Companies are failing to prioritise health and wellbeing, according to new research. The research, conducted by AXA PPP healthcare, found that UK small businesses are struggling to respond to health and wellbeing needs of employees amid high stress and anxiety. Small businesses employ more than 16 million people and make up half of the UK’s...
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Women in Banking & Finance award featured
17
Jun

Winners announced for the 2019 Women in Banking and Finance Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2019 Women in Banking and Finance Awards. The WIBF Annual Awards for Achievement highlight the inspirational work taking place every day in pursuit of diversity and excellence in the banking and finance sector.  This year’s award winners were announced at the WIBF Awards Luncheon, proudly supported by Lloyds Banking...
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17
Jun

Women in their late 50s have around 50 per cent less pension savings than men

Women in their late 50s have around 50 per cent less pension savings than men, according to new research published today. The research, conducted by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) and sponsored by the Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF), found that as a result of this gender savings gap, women will experience lower standards of...
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13
Jun

64 per cent of women feel inspired by female entrepreneurs, but only one in four can name a successful one

64 per cent of women feel inspired by female entrepreneurs, but only one in four can name a successful one, according to a new report. For the first time, Maison Veuve Clicquot unveils an international barometer that maps out the current state of female entrepreneurship: common prejudices, mental and structural barriers to be overcome, and...
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Step Up Virgin Start Up
11
Jun

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Virgin StartUp are looking for female founders

Virgin StartUp is the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs, founded by Sir Richard Branson, providing support for entrepreneurs looking to start, fund and scale a business. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? StepUp by Virgin StartUp is a two-day pre-accelerator programme for female founders looking to scale their start-up. Over...
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Make It Your Business featured
11
Jun

British Library partners with Make It Your Business to support women entrepreneurs across the UK

The non-profit organisation Make It Your Business teams up with the British Library’s network of Business & IP Centres to launch a national roadshow of informal talks and networking events for women entrepreneurs, set to tour in UK libraries. Established by entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster Alison Cork, Make It Your Business runs a regular programme...
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10
Jun

Win £2,000 for your business idea with Back Her Business

Crowdfunder are looking for women who want to crowdfund to get started in business. Only one in three entrepreneurs in the UK are women. Crowdfunder want to change that by supporting more women to start businesses. Crowdfunder has teamed up with NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank to develop and run Back Her...
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