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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.

10
Jul

Returner Programmes: Best Practice Guidance for Employers | Government Equalities Office

This best practice guidance was co-authored by Women Returners and Timewise based on their extensive experience of working with those returning to the labour market following a break to care for others. There are 1.9m women who are economically inactive for caring reasons, a large number of whom have professional/managerial experience. Around three quarters of...
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04
Jul

Gender equality at every stage: a roadmap for change

Your gender should not define or limit the choices you make about what you study, where you work, your career ambitions and how you care for others. This roadmap sets out our vision to enable everyone to contribute to the country’s economy and balance caring responsibilities with a rewarding career. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT
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Pension Policy Institute
17
Jun

The gender pensions gap – can it be closed? | Pensions Policy Institute

Women in their late 50s currently have around 50 per cent less pension savings than men. As a result of the gender savings gap, women will experience lower standards of living in retirement than men. While some changes in working and saving behaviour are likely to reduce the gap in the future, there are poten...
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17
Jun

A guide to a career in the catering industry

Statistics show that one third of people who work in the catering industry do it because they’re passionate about food. But, what makes this industry an attractive one to work in and what is recruitment currently like in the sector? We’ve teamed up with the Seaton Lane Inn, a modern country pub in Seaham, to...
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13
Jun

Women Entrepreneur Barometer | Veuve Clicquot

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 how to get beyond them. In France, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan and Hong Kong, 80 per cent of female entrepreneurs believe that in...
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11
Jun

A guide to age discrimination

Susie Al-Qassab an employment law partner at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors examines age discrimination and ACAS’s new guidance on the issue. It is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of their age and in most cases, unlawful to require someone to retire. Despite this, age discrimination is common in the workplace. Some reports suggest...
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21
May

Recommended Read: The Leader’s Guide to Impact | Mandy Flint & Elisabet Hearn

Things move fast. Leaders need to create impact in each moment, to not lose that moment. Creating impact is a positive, powerful and authentic way to demonstrate you’re taking charge, get more from your team and drive business results. But to succeed, you need to create the impact you WANT and need rather than relying...
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20
May

Millennials in the workplace | Careercake

Careercake surveyed Millennial learners to understand what they’d like from their employers in order to help them to be happy, productive workers. They asked them what they find a struggle and where they feel their employers could engage with them more, particularly when it comes to learning and development. Millennials are the people in your...
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