British Land boss wants more diversity to mend ‘mistakes’

The boss of one of Britain’s biggest property companies, British Land, on Wednesday said he wanted his industry to be more open to diversity as London celebrates Pride week. British Land has been one of the bigger corporate supporters of … Read More

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‘Gay conversion therapy’ to be banned as part of LGBT equality plan

Controversial “gay conversion therapies” are to be banned as part of a government plan to improve the lives of gay and transgender people. A national survey of 108,000 members of the LGBT community suggested 2% have undergone the practice with … Read More

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The City must tackle ‘alpha male culture’ to boost diversity, says Treasury Committee

Politicians call on financial firms to do more to encourage flexible working and root out unconscious bias that hampers women’s careers. The City must tackle its “alpha male culture”, implement objective criteria for awarding bonuses and tackle unconscious bias that limits women’s … Read More

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Women march across UK to celebrate 100 years of female suffrage

More than 100,000 thought to have marched in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. In glorious sunshine the streets of the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland filled on Sunday afternoon with marching, cheering, singing, chanting women, rejoicing in … Read More

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Why 2018 should be the year for change in putting equality first

Firms shamed in gender pay gap should look to smaller, more dynamic companies as an example, says Anne McNamara Recent laws now forcing employers to reveal the gender pay gap in their workforce have created a significant impact on the … Read More

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Five charts that tell the story of diversity in UK universities

Attention has turned to the lack of diversity at the UK’s top universities once again, as the University of Oxford publishes its admissions figures. While Oxford says that the proportion of its undergraduate students from the UK who identify as … Read More

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Why we need to recruit more women to STEM workforce

Currently just 12% of managers in STEM sectors are women and 73% of STEM women graduates do not stay in the sector long term. Things need to change – and here’s how they can We need 140,000 more engineers over … Read More

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How CIOs can improve diversity and inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University has developed a set of diversity and inclusion best pran help CIOs build better teams Research shows that diversity and inclusion leads to better business perforactices that cmance by creating understanding workforces with a wider range of experiences, but many organisations struggle to … Read More

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New diversity rules for UK insurance

New rules recently came into effect in the UK mandating that major insurers must consider ‘a broad set of qualities and competencies’ when it comes to recruiting board members, and to implement policies to better promote diversity at board level. … Read More

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