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Sponsors show their support for WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Star Awards

Now in their sixth year, the WeAreTheCity Rising Star 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 women by 2022. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that...
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Women in Finance Summit 2020

Get an exclusive 20% discount off tickets to the Women in Finance Summit 2020

As part of its well-established portfolio of high-level diversity events, many of which have enjoyed government support, City & Financial Global is delighted to be organising the 4th edition of the Annual Women in Finance Summit organised in partnership with Women in Banking & Finance and held in central London on the 12th of February 2020. WeAreTheCity are offering its readers 20...
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Nominations open for the 2020 Bold Woman Award by Veuve Clicquot

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Bold Woman Award by Veuve Clicquot. The Bold Woman Award by Veuve Clicquot is a modern evolution of the 48-year-old Business Woman Award; the first and longest-running international award of its kind. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in London, May 2020. According to the...
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WeAreTechWomen Conference 2019: In Words

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its fourth full-day conference for female technologists at etc. venues, Bishopsgate, London. The conference, proudly sponsored and supported by Dell Technologies, saw over 500 attendees from across the technology sector and range of companies including Sky, Amazon, HSBC, Visa, Spotify, ASOS, Tesco, Goldman Sachs, DWP, BT and many...
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Assertiveness training for women will not close your gender pay gap

By Cain Ullah, CEO and co-founder of Red Badger Closing the gender pay gap isn’t just the right thing to do to ensure and champion real equality; it makes perfect business sense too. As the competition for talent intensifies purpose, ethics and social responsibility are vital to attracting today’s younger talent, thereby fueling business performance....
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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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Roula Khalaf

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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Paula Reid at the South Pole

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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