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France leads the way for representation of women on boards

France leads the way for representation of women on boards, according to new research released today. The research, conducted by INvolve found that women make up 40 per cent of company boards in France, compared with only 29 per cent and 26 per cent for the UK and US respectively. The research also found that...
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Women in Finance Charter has increased female representation in the City

HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter has helped to increase female representation in the City. The announcement marks the launch of the second Women in Finance Charter Annual Review. It shows that female representation in senior management at firms who have signed up to the charter is rising, with 86 per cent of signatories having...
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Financial Conduct Authority report a fall in women in its senior leadership roles

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported a fall in the number of women in its senior leadership roles. The FCA has released statistics that show the proportion of women in its senior leadership team has fallen from 39 per cent in 2016 to 36 per cent in 2017. Statistics also show that ethnic minority...
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Government ministers reject all six proposals to help parliament’s female representation

Government ministers have rejected all six proposals put forward to help give Parliament equal female representation. The government has rejected proposals to set a target of 45 per cent for representation of women in Parliament; to introduce a minimum proportion of female parliamentary candidates in general elections for each political party; to introduce fines for...
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BBC announces widespread pay reviews to tackle gender pay gap

The BBC has announced that it will be launching widespread pay reviews, in a bid to tackle its gender pay gap. The organisation has also announced that it will be commissioning an independently audited report into the BBC’s gender pay gap and a separate audit into equal pay. The BBC will also be looking into...
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Academy Awards adds 774 new members in a push for diversity

The Academy Awards have issued 774 invitations for membership, in a continuing effort to increase diversity. To diversify it’s membership, the academy have recruited 30 per cent more people of colour, and 39 per cent more females from around the world. Historically, the academy have never added so many members in one year, topping 2016’s...
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Record number of women elected into French parliament

A record number of women have been elected into the French parliament. Of the 577 newly elected members of parliament, 223 were female. Female representation now stands at 38.65 per cent in the National Assembly. President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) party has had a significant impact on the level of female representation....
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Elizabeth Banks calls out Steven Spielberg for too few female roles

Actress and director Elizabeth Banks aimed her latest awards speech at veteran director Steven Spielberg, for his lack of female-led movies. Banks accepted the award for Excellence in Feature Directing at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy awards on Tuesday. Speaking about the director, Banks explained: “I went to Indiana Jones and Jaws and...
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