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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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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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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Thousands join Women’s March in London for Gender Equality

Thousands of women have turned out for the global Women’s March in London despite the heavy rain and sleet, one year after millions marched in seven continents. Across the road from Downing Street and stretching back past the memorial to … Read More

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Gender equality should be at the heart of all policy

When people think of gender equality, they probably don’t immediately think of snow. But the small Swedish city of Karlskoga did just that, when, five years ago, the city reviewed the way it cleared its streets. Officials realised that clearing … Read More

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Scotland set to create legally recognised third gender

Scotland is set to become the first part of the UK to create a legally-recognised third gender for people who do not identify as either male or female.Young children who have not yet reached puberty could also be allowed to … Read More

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Workplaces must be more trans inclusive

The UK has made considerable advancements on sexuality inclusion at work over recent years, but we’re a lot further behind with trans awareness and inclusion. The next two weeks are UK Transgender Awareness Weeks, and, although this should definitely not … Read More

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Leicestershire Fire Service praised for first Transgender Policy

  Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service – in the quest to provide equality for all their employees has launched their first Transgender Policy. The Fore Service stated that they wanted a service where everyone could be themselves in the workplace … Read More

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Going Backwards? Maybe, For U.K. Gender Diversity In the Boardroom

It gets very boring, the repetition. There’s a strong sense of déjà vu in the media headlines : ‘women’s progress in the boardroom stalls.’ Again. As I said in my last post on gender diversity in the boardroom on Forbes, almost exactly a … Read More

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