Gender News

news paper, current affairs for womenHere you will find the latest gender 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. 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.


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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The tide is turning on gender pay gap

Jaime Johnson is the founder and Director of leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative. Here, she explains how the tide is beginning to turn on the gender pay gap. We’ve all heard about the gender pay gap and many of us have felt frustrated that we’re paid less than our male counterparts. In a...
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Stonewall announces its Top Global Employers for 2019

Stonewall, the LGBT equality charity, has announced its Top Global Employers for 2019. The British Army, University of Leicester, KPMG, ThoughtWorks, Oliver Wyman, and Barclays are amongst the top global employers. The list celebrates the pioneering efforts of leading organisations to create inclusive workplaces and advances equality for LGBT people wherever they are in the...
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Fawcett Society launch equal pay advice service | Equal Pay Day

Leading campaigning charity, The Fawcett Society, has launched an equal pay advice service, as new research reveals one in three workers are unaware pay discrimination is illegal.  The research, conducted by The Fawcett Society, has shown that a culture of pay secrecy persists in UK workplaces, which allows pay discrimination to thrive. Launched on the...
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100 per cent of UK employers have published gender pay gap data

For the first time ever, 100 per cent of UK employers have published their gender pay gap data. Under new regulations that came into force in April 2017, all employers with over 250 employees are required to report their gender pay gap data. All 10,000 UK employers that the Government has identified as having over...
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Women are still being under-represented in executive ranks

Women are still being under-represented in executive ranks, according to a new report. The report, conducted by Cranfield School of Management and sponsored by Aviva, highlights the lack of progress in improving gender diversity at the highest executive positions of FTSE 350 companies. Despite progress in female representation in non-executive board positions, the report identifies...
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Domestic abuse: BAME women and migrants in the UK fall through the cracks

The cries of domestic abuse victims have been hushed by the revelry of England’s success in the World Cup so far. Yet should they lose, local authorities have issued warnings for a rise in domestic violent incidents. Lancaster University found that incidents rose 38 per cent when England lost a match in the 2014 World...
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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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