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The Gender Pay Gap: we need to talk about the C-word

Verena Hefti, CEO & Founder at Leaders Plus offers a new perspective on the Gender Pay Gap. The gender pay gap will not go away unless we solve that too many brilliant women tend to get stuck in middle management and stop progressing to senior leadership once they have children. This leaves us with a...
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Recruiters reluctant to hire women with children, study says

Male HR decision-makers have admitted to being reluctant to hire young females who might have children. Almost one in five male HR decision-makers said they were reluctant to hire young women who might have children, despite it being illegal to consider that factor when recruiting. A YouGov poll of 800 HR decision-makers found that one...
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Women having fewer children than ever before

Women in England and Wales are having fewer children than ever before, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics. On average, women are now having 1.9 children – the lowest on record and a fall from their mothers who had 2.2 children on average. In total, 18 per cent of women...
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Paloma Faith: “I’ll raise all my children as gender neutral”

Paloma Faith has revealed that she is raising her child as gender neutral. The Picking Up the Pieces singer gave birth in December, but has declined to reveal the baby’s gender or name. Talking to the Mirror at the Q Awards, she spoke about raising children: “I just want them to be who they want...
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Primary school goes gender neutral for BBC documentary

A BBC documentary airing tonight will investigate what happens when children are raised without gender. No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free? aims to explore the issue of gender disparities and try to even out the children’s confidence and abilities. In BBC’s latest TV experiment, Doctor Javid Abdelmoneim takes over a...
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People feel ‘anger, disapproval and disgust’ towards couples that decide not to have children

People feel ‘anger, disapproval and disgust’ towards couples that have decided not to have children, a new study has revealed. The study based in the US and published in the March 2017 edition of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, found that people who opt out of parenthood are stigmatised for the decision. Participants that...
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I wonder how the children are going to turn out?

Have you ever wondered what sort of adults your children might become as they are growing up? I certainly have. Particularly with the pressures of being a perfect parent, and the different ideas in terms of what good parenting looks like, I’ve also wondered whether my influence is playing out in a sufficiently positive way....
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One in seven young girls are not happy with their lives

One in seven young girls are not happy with their lives, according to a new report. The Children’s Society’s Good Childhood Report has revealed that girls are less happy than they have been before; 14 per cent of 10 to 15 year old girls are unhappy with their lives, up from 11 per cent over...
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