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sexism
sexism
17
Apr

How do you combat sexism at work?

Sexism at work has occurred in workplaces since women began working and it’s about time it was stamped out completely. The definition of sexism is the everyday discrimination against one sex within an institution. While there are more and more policies being brought in to combat this, there are small things that you and work...
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sexism
21
Dec

From ‘Mad Men’ to equality-driven commercial success

  By Melissa Vodegel Matzen, MD, Twelve Agency Don Draper: Let me ask you something: what do women want? Roger Sterling: Who cares? Popular US series, ‘Mad Men’, from which the above dialogue originated, shone a spotlight on the misogyny once endemic in the world of advertising. Advertising is my industry too. Fortunately, the times they are...
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sexism
27
Sep

How everyday sexism affects women’s careers opportunities

Efforts to close the gender pay gap and a shift in traditional family dynamics have transformed career opportunities for females in the Western world, but cultural changes are harder to implement than legislative ones. Subtle everyday sexism has a direct impact on workplace culture. Unconscious gender bias influences everything from the hiring process to how...
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Lady Barbara Judge
08
Mar

First chairwoman of IoD steps down amid allegations of racism and bullying

Lady Barbara Judge, the first chairwoman of the Institute of Directors (IoD), has stepped down amid allegations of racism and bullying. According to The Times, Judge, 71, is facing 41 allegations, including ones of sexism and unreasonable behaviour. The IoD has said that it had commissioned a full investigation into claims after its HR department...
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Natalie Portman
21
Nov

Natalie Portman: “I’ve endured sexism on almost every project I’ve worked on”

Natalie Portman has opened up about her own experiences of sexism and sexual harassment following the allegations emerging from the industry. The Black Swan actress said that at first she felt lucky that she had never been the victim of assault or abuse, but on further reflection she realised she had endured “discrimination and harassment”...
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13
Nov

Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe: “I’m at the table with these ‘big shots’ and I still feel belittled”

The creator of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, has spoken out about sexism in the technology industry. Speaking to Harpers Bazaar, Wolfe touched on the success of her dating app, Bumble, which has over 23 million users worldwide. Last year, the company launched Bumble BFF, where women could make new friends, and this year, Bumble Bizz, a networking...
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Jess Varnish
10
Nov

Jess Varnish to sue UK Sport and British Cycling for sex discrimination and bullying

Track sprinter Jess Varnish is suing UK Sport and British Cycling around sex discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal.  The 26-year-old athlete will have her case heard at a preliminary employment tribunal in April next year. Varnish claimed former technical director Shane Sutton had told her to “move on and get on with having a baby” after being...
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Alec Baldwin
03
Nov

Alec Baldwin admits he has been ‘very sexist’ and ‘bullied women’ at work

Actor Alec Baldwin has called for new workplace policies against gender discrimination, after admitting to ‘sexism’ and ‘bullying’ of women. While accepting an award at the Paley Center for Media in New York, the 30 Rock actor spoke about ‘vigilance’ and suggested that people in the industry “take some kind of a pledge” to end...
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