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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.

21
Nov

A guide to votes for women | How women rose to power

On this day 100 years ago in 1918, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act was passed which allowed women to become MPs for the first time – allowing them to sit and vote in the House of Commons. This year, also marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. In 1918, the government also passed the...
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10
Nov

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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30
Oct

Taking your employer to tribunal: A practical guide

By Amanda Hamilton, NALP The reasons an employee might take their employer to tribunal are various: Poor pay, discrimination and sexual harassment are among the most common. Also, if you’ve been working for an employer for two years, and have been dismissed due to, or during, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or jury service, or...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
01
Oct

A guide to: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is about raising awareness and funding to support those people affected by the disease. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, with one person being diagnosed every ten minutes. According to the latest figures, one in eight women in the UK will develop...
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03
Sep

A Guide To: Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating your salary early on in a new job can seem daunting. Asking for a better deal after someone has offered you a career – maybe even the career of your dreams – seems almost wrong. Because of this it is important to remember that salary negotiations are a very normal part of business. It’s...
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Women not given jobs in technology because they suck at interviews, study suggests (F)
10
Aug

Is a career in HR for you?

Article provided by Jo Sweetland, Mananing Partner, Green Park Human Resources (HR) is an industry growing fast in popularity, with the ONS estimating over 30,000 more people working in HR last year than five years earlier. However, with increased industry specialism and new career paths opening, it can seem a difficult profession to navigate and...
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30
Jun

A guide to: Women in defence

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June and is celebrated throughout the UK in a series of events and social...
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22
Jun

A guide to: Women in engineering

The UK still has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, standing at fewer than ten per cent, according to the Women’s Engineering Society. The lack of women in engineering, and STEM as a whole, has long been under the microscope facing criticism in a world where gender equality is at the forefront...
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