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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.

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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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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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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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LGBT
05
Feb

What is LGBT History Month?

February marks LGBT History Month, which celebrates and remembers lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. The aim of the month is to promote equality and diversity throughout the public. This year’s theme discusses religion, belief and philosophy. LGBT History Month first originated within the US, but was initiated in the UK by Schools OUT and...
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09
Jan

How to deal with sexual harassment at work

By Stephanie Rowe Sexual harassment in the workplace is sadly still commonplace. Many suffer in silence, too ashamed or afraid to speak out against it. Read this article for practical advice and learn how to put a stop to sexual harassment for good. Overview Many of us still imagine sexual harassment to be something from...
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time for a new job, applying for a job featured
31
Dec

Looking back at 2018: our top career advice articles

In the third and final installments of looking back at 2018, we delve into our favourite and inspiring career advice articles of the year. WeAreTheCity prides itself on having the answers you need to take the next step in your career. Our careers advice section offers the latest and most relevant tips on networking, legal...
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news paper
27
Dec

Looking back at 2018: Our top news stories of the year

Continuing on our series of looking back at the past year, we delve into some of our favourite and most important news stories of 2018. This year has seen the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, the first reporting of company’s gender pay gap, and more women taking a stand against sexual harassment. We...
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