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Our resources section prides itself on having the answers you need to take the next step in your career. Be it finding a network, returning to work, attending events and learning a new skill or even just providing you with the motivation or inspiration you need in order take that next big step in your life and career. Our resources section also contains everything from the latest reports and whitepapers about the progression of women in the workplace, details of our recommended universities and business schools as well as a directory of life coaches who can help you with that all important transition.

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.

Speak Up Bringing More Women's Voices to Tech Conferences featured
13
Mar

Speak Up: Bringing More Women’s Voices to Tech Conferences

New research conducted by Ensono, reveals the stigma that women face at technology conferences.  The report, “Speak Up: Bringing More Women’s Voices to Tech Conferences”, which interviewed 500 women in tech in the US and UK, uncovers women’s experiences and attitudes toward the representation of women in tech. It found, for example, that: One in...
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Diverse women
08
Mar

The History of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 and it celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action. Below you will find a brief history of International Women’s Day from its inception to present day: 1908 Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women....
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Founders4School, women-led businesses featured
08
Mar

Women-led businesses are driving force of the UK economy

Women-led businesses contributed a sensational £27.3 billion in turnover to the UK economy over the course of 2018, a research report by ed-tech charity Founders4Schools shows. The report, which maps performance of
the fastest-growing women-led businesses across the UK, with a turnover of £1 million to £250 million, reveals that 44 per cent of women-led businesses...
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Could Disruption be the long awaited catalyst for Diversity? (F)
07
Mar

#BalanceForBetter: A guide to improving balance

Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action. Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events...
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Her Way To The Top featured
18
Feb

Recommended Read: Her Way To The Top | Hira Ali

Award-winning Hira Ali examines the myriad of challenges women face on their road to professional success. Informed by her 13 years of coaching experience and survey responses from 300 working women, she reveals the universal internal and external roadblocks that can impede a woman’s climb to the top, regardless of her culture or geography. This...
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votes for women featured
10
Feb

What is the Representation of the People Act?

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. The act was a fundamental piece of legislation that allowed many women to vote for the first time, and was viewed by the Suffragettes and Suffragists as a major hurdle in the ‘Votes for Women’ cause. The act allowed women...
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Hampton Alexander Ftse Women Leaders featured
10
Feb

Hampton-Alexander Review | FTSE Women Leaders

As 2018 draws to a close, there has never been more visibility in business on the lack of women in leadership. Companies addressing gender imbalance, as part of the drive to align corporate purpose to changing societal expectations, are building the greatest trust in their stakeholders. Rising public awareness and grass-roots focus from employees, will...
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money
10
Feb

What is the gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is the difference between a man and woman’s average weekly earnings, based on equivalent hours and job roles. In 2015, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released it’s latest figures in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, which showed that their figures had shrunk to 9.4% from 9.6%. However, this...
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