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UK equality is “still generations away”

The UK is “still generations away” from equality, according to new research from the Fawcett Society. The Fawcett Society’s 2020 Sex and Power Index highlights the dismally slow pace of change – with stark inequalities continuing to thrive in the UK today. The index charts the extent of male domination of positions of power with...
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Nominations are now open for WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Star Awards

WeAreTheCity is delighted to announce that nominations for our 2020 Top 100 Rising Stars Awards are now open.   NOMINATE NOW Now in its sixth year, the Rising Stars Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding...
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BBC presenter Samira Ahmed wins equal pay tribunal

BBC presenter, Samira Ahmed has won her equal pay tribunal against her employer. Ahmed, who hosted the audience feedback show Newswatch, claimed she was underpaid, when compared to Jeremy Vine’s salary for his work on Points of View. Between 2008 and 2018, Vine was paid £3,000 per episode for presenting BBC’s Points of View. In...
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Sign up for Equal Power, a ground-breaking campaign to get more women elected as MPs & councillors

Equal Power is a ground-breaking campaign to transform women’s representation, and get more women elected as MPs and councillors across England, as well as leading change in their local communities. This three-year project is led by The Fawcett Society in partnership with Centenary Action Group, Citizens UK, 50:50 Parliament, Muslim Women’s Network & The Parliament...
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One week until nominations open – who will you nominate? | WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Star Awards

Just one week to go until nominations open for the 2020 Rising Star Awards. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2022. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business...
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Over half of the recipients in the New Year’s Honours List 2020 were women

Over half of the recipients in the New Year’s Honours List 2020 were women, including 44 per cent of awards at the highest levels. 556 women were recognised in this year’s list, representing 51 per cent of the total. The List includes leaders and pioneers from all fields. Amongst those honoured included, Ann Francke, Chief...
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Two weeks until nominations open – who will you nominate? | WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Star Awards

Just two weeks to go until nominations open for the 2020 Rising Star Awards. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2022. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business...
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Looking back at 2019: our top career advice articles

In the third installment of looking back at 2019, 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 advice, CV...
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Looking back at 2019: 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 2019. This year has seen Sophie Walker step down from her role as leader of the Women’s Equality Party; the Financial Times announced that it was appointing its first female editor...
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Looking back at 2019: A WeAreTheCity round-up

2019 is nearly over and to celebrate the year gone by, WeAreTheCity is taking a look back at our top moments. Celebrating our eleventh year, WeAreTheCity has hosted many events, conferences and awards – just to name a few. Check out what happened during our 2019 below: January WeAreTheCity kicked January off with a bang...
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Essential Reading: CMI’s latest research on sponsoring and mentoring will help you to secure a diverse talent pipeline

Workplace gender diversity and inclusion is a critical business issue that still needs to be fully addressed. Women make up nearly half the workforce in the UK but they are woefully underrepresented in senior management and there remains a persistent pay gap between men and women. This is both unfair and poor economics: we know...
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Companies & gender diversity

Article by Nathalie Clavijo, Assistant professor of Management Control at NEOMA Business School Companies’ gender diversity policies tend to focus their efforts on women that occupy strategic and top hierarchical positions in organisations. One major example is McKinsey’s report on “Women matter: Time to accelerate – Ten years into gender diversity” which focuses on women’s...
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