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What impacts working women

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Here you will find our guides and information about things that affect working women. As a busy, working woman, it can be hard to keep up with the latest current affairs and important advancements that can impact females. We have put together a directory of articles centred around things that every working woman should know. You will find everything from the latest government reforms, milestones throughout history and important landmarks in the female calendar.

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 females in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

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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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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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29
Apr

Do ethical vegans have the same legal protection as religious people? Should they?

There is no doubt that there has been a rise in veganism in the past few years that shows no signs of slowing. Over half a million people in Britain now follow a vegan diet, with many also abstaining from consuming any animal products and items tested on animals. The movement appears to be driven...
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04
Apr

A guide to: Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The new gender pay reporting regulations came into force in April 2017, and require all employers with 250 or more employees to measure and report their gender pay gaps for the first time. Women currently earn around 18 per cent less on average than men, despite continued efforts to remove barriers in the workplace. Employers...
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04
Apr

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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04
Apr

Pay gap reporting, why should we care?

The gender pay gap is the difference between a man and woman’s average weekly earnings, based on equivalent hours and job roles. In 06 April 2017, new regulations came into force which meant all employers with over 250 employees are now required to report their gender pay gap data. Under this new regulation, it was...
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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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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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