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Equal pay for equal work “still a distant dream for many women”

Equal pay for equal work is “still a distant dream for many women”, according to new research released by The Fawcett Society. Published today, the research shows that 60 per cent of women in workplaces across the UK either don’t know what their male colleagues earn, or believe they are earning less than men who...
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Millions of mums prevented from returning to work after having a baby due to out of date skills

Millions of mums prevented from returning to work after having a baby due to out of date skills, according to a new report from Digital Mums. The report reveals the ‘mum skills gap’ has stopped 21 per cent from going back to work after having a career break. The survey of 2,000 mums by One...
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FT appoints Roula Khalaf as its first female editor in its 135-year history

The Financial Times (FT) has announced the appointment of Roula Khalaf as editor – the first woman to hold the position in the newspaper’s 135-year history. Khalaf succeeds Lionel Barber, who has held the position since 2005 and will step down at the beginning of 2020. Khalaf has been the FT’s deputy editor since 2016,...
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Apply now to the Leaders Plus Fellowship for leaders with babies and young children

Are you expecting a baby, currently on maternity or shared parental leave or have returned in the last three years? Apply now for the award-winning 2020 Leaders Plus Fellowship, open to parents of young children from 0 to three years old who wish to progress in their career. The Fellowship, which is supported by Cambridge University...
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Are you missing millions? 30% Club urges business to seek commercial benefits of gender

30% Club has unveiled a new report with the aim to inspire and support businesses to seek commercial benefit by taking a more systematic and enterprise-wide approach to gender, far beyond the traditional focus within HR. The report, Are you Missing Millions? The commercial imperative for putting a gender lens on your business, was created...
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Adventure Psychology: It’s time to turn surviving into thriving

Everyone is talking about survival at the moment. Surviving global warming, digital disruption, Brexit, beyond-Brexit, no-deal Brexit, the next recession, controversial world leadership. But what if instead of focusing on surviving, we aimed to thrive? This is the point behind Paula Reid’s latest concept – Adventure Psychology, which takes the beneficial mindset of adventuring and...
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“We need braver and bolder action if we’re going to have a balanced future” | Ann Francke calls on women in banking & finance

Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) delivered a powerful call to action to leading women in the financial services sector to be bolder and more impatient in pursuit of gender balance. Speaking at the Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) dinner for their prestigious Awards Alumni network, Francke said, “We...
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Stand out event for first Women in Business Expo 2019

A stand out first year for Women in Business Expo saw over 4,000 attendees descend on Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre for the inaugural event on 16-17 October 2019. Attendees at the two day event had exclusive access to over 120 exhibitors and over 60 exclusive seminar sessions, including incredible keynotes from Baroness Karren...
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Pedro Pina & Ann Limb, OUTStanding LGBT list featured

Google’s Pedro Pina and Chair of The Scouts, Ann Limb lead the 2019 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models List

Google’s Pedro Pina and Chair of The Scouts, Ann Limb lead the 2019 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models List. Diversity champion, INvolve, has released its annual OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models List 2019, supported by Yahoo Finance. The lists celebrate the work being done by LGBT+ and ally leaders across the globe in both the private and...
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Gender Networks Q4 MUFG WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity’s Fourth & Final Gender Networks Event of 2019 at MUFG | In Pictures

The Q4 2019 Gender Networks meeting was kindly hosted by MUFG on 17 October 2019, where we were joined by representatives from over 50 member companies. The meeting kicked off with a network update from Vanessa Vallely OBE, Founder/Chair of Gender Networks and WeAreTheCity, welcoming our guests and new networks and talking about the ways...
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22/11/2019: WeAreTechWomen Conference – The Future World of Work

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity is hosting its fourth full day conference for female technologists on 22 November 2019 in central London. This conference is aimed at women working in the tech sector who are looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. The theme for this year’s...
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Migrant women are at an increased risk of domestic violence and murder | Eleanor Baldwin

Eleanor Baldwin writes for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers which provides full and free legal support to migrant victims of domestic abuse and violence. As the rate of domestic murder reaches a five-year high, the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill is being questioned. A devastating 173 people were killed in domestic violence...
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