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Where are all the women in the IT industry?

Ilijana Vavan, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab for Europe, discusses the clear gender gap in the IT industry as research reveals that women only account for 26% of the computing workforce.
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Insights: being a woman in the technology industry

On International #WomenInSTEM day 2019, four women in the technology field told us about their jobs, their passions and their experiences in the industry: read now to understand their experiences.
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Are girls’ misconceptions of STEM subjects holding them back?

According to UK officials, girls' misconceptions of STEM subjects make them less likely than boys to consider taking Science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects at A Level.
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New guidance will help employers close gender pay gap

Better engagement from senior leadership, increased staff awareness and improved recruitment practices will help companies reduce their gender pay gap the Minister for Women Victoria Atkins has announced.
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Why gender equality is a critical economic challenge

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Teesside University, explains why we require a significant shift in attitudes and beliefs regarding gender equality in this country.
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Closing the skills gap in blockchain businesses

Despite blockchain experiencing incredible growth over the last decade, gender diversity and the technical skills gap remain a growing burden.
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Kazakhstan: On the challenging road to gender equality

Gulshara Abdykalikova, State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan charts the country’s challenging journey on the road to gender equality
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Women at board-level positions hit new record high

Michelle Chance, Partner and Head of the London Employment team, Womble Bond Dickinson UK, says that real change is needed to achieve true quality despite rise in women in board-level positions
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The Kinsey Institute – Exploring love, sexuality, and well-being

Dr. Sue Carter and the Kinsey Institute: investigating the science of love, its connection to sexuality, and their collective impact on our humanity.
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UK managers feel their gender or age hinders confidence in the workplace

Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues’ confidence in them and women are five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them in the workplace 
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Freelancers will dominate UK workforce despite job uncertainty concerns

Whilst freelancers will soon be the UK’s dominant workforce, there is still uncertainty around job security and a big issue with the gender pay gap
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Bosses discriminate against women in fear of them becoming pregnant

Almost one in three UK bosses wouldn’t hire a female applicant in case they become pregnant soon, new research suggests 
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Work-life balance as a game changer for gender equality and mental health

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day coincides with European Parliament discussions on a proposed Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers
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A modern, accessible and equitable health care system

Open Access Government sheds light on the priorities of Sweden’s Minister for Social Security, Annika Strandhäll to promote a modern, accessible and equitable health care system Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for all issues that fall under the concern of the welfare of society. This predominantly...
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Challenging the stereotypes in science

Chief Executive of the British Science Association Katherine Mathieson provides a compelling insight into how we can challenge stereotypes in science Science needs to be taken out of its cultural ghetto. Currently, it’s seen as the realm of professionals and experts. But other parts of society – business, politics, art,...

Focusing on high quality research in Sweden

Open Access Government’s MF Warrender shares how Education Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson is ensuring high quality research in Sweden occurs

Tackling gender imbalance in the research ecosystem

The gender imbalance in the research ecosystem is something that must be addressed. Stephan Kuster, Acting Director of Science Europe discusses
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How do we drive forward gender diversity?

There’s still a way to go to achieve gender diversity in business, as Dr Jill Miller at CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, explains Few would disagree that enabling talented people to reach the top of their game is the right thing to do, irrespective of our...
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Why we should invest in women leaders as agents of change

ICAEW speaks to Philip Haberman, Senior Partner and Founder of forensic accounting firm Haberman Ilett, about how important it is to invest in women leaders Philip Haberman believes in giving opportunities to employees with potential, supporting them in their career to achieve their true potential, reasoning: “What better way for them...
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Gender pay gap recommendations ignored by government

The cross-party Women and Equalities Committee says the government is ignoring its gender pay gap recommendations and failing to tackle the issue The gender pay gap will not be eliminated in a generation if the government goes on ignoring the evidence and recommendations it is given, says a cross-party committee...

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