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14
Dec

#Vote100: Marking 100 years since women voted for the first time

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 General Election, when women were allowed to vote for the first time in the UK. The election, called immediately after the First World War ended, was the first in which women were legally able to vote. In February 1918, the British government passed the Representation of the...
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24
Aug

Raising a glass to women everywhere on Women’s Equality Day

On 26th August 1920 women in the USA celebrated as the country officially saw the nineteenth amendment to the constitution adopted, so that no woman would ever be denied the right to vote based on gender. Nearly 100 years later, the 26th August is as an important date to recognise that, while much progress has...
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15
Aug

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill leads Santander’s first Tour de Force showcasing inspirational women

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has helped launch Santander and Transport for London’s (TfL) first Tour de Force. Tour de Force is London’s first sightseeing cycle tour dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspirational women through history. Launched to celebrate this year’s centenary of the first women winning the right to vote in the UK, the free...
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24
Apr

Let’s make the North West the UK’s leader in female role models | Jane Kenyon

  Apparently, the media have labelled 2018 the “Year of the Woman”, possibly in homage to the 100-year anniversary of our right to vote. I’m all for positivity and promoting women, but shouldn’t we be focusing on the achievements and position of women every year? Isn’t this a daily topic of conversation? Niggles aside, I’ve...
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19
Apr

Let’s make the North West the UK’s leader in female role models | Jane Kenyon

Apparently, the media have labelled 2018 the “Year of the Woman”, possibly in homage to the 100-year anniversary of our right to vote. I’m all for positivity and promoting women, but shouldn’t we be focusing on the achievements and position of women every year? Isn’t this a daily topic of conversation? Niggles aside, I’ve decided...
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11
Apr

Government announces winners of funding to celebrate centenary year of suffrage

  The government has announced the first large projects to be awarded funding to celebrate the centenary year of suffrage. Over £600,000 of funding from the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme has been awarded to eight standout projects. These include schemes that train women to become leaders in their communities, and events that celebrate the...
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23
Mar

Harriet Harman calls for an all-female Labour leadership contest

Labour MP Harriet Harman has called for the next Labour leadership contest to be all female. Although there are no plans for current leader, Jeremy Corbyn to step down, the party’s former deputy leader has gone one step further and called for men to sit out the contest and back women for the role as...
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08
Mar

Company culture key to unlocking gender equality, Accenture research reveals

Research has revealed 40 workplace factors that create a culture of equality, according to a report from technology firm Accenture.    The “Getting to Equal 2018” report identifies actions that business leaders can take encourage equality in the workplace and narrow the gender pay gap. The research is based on a survey of more than 22,000...
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