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Women as Leaders: Why women on boards matter

Alison Cutland, executive development partner at the Praxis Centre for Leadership, explains why women as leaders are benefiting business On the face of it, things are looking positive for the number of women as leaders on boards in the UK. This year we have seen the number of women on...

The gender gap in academic leadership

Despite some progress, women are still underrepresented in positions of academic leadership across the world. Colette Fagan, Professor, Deputy Dean and Vice Dean for Research at the University of Manchester asks why The situation has improved since the 1970s but across the world women still occupy only a minority of academic...

Working fathers earn more than their childless counterparts

Full-time working fathers earn over a fifth more than their childless counterparts, according to new research. Research from workers union TUC has revealed full-time working fathers earn more than their childless counterparts. According to the data, average working fathers receive a 21 per cent “wage bonus”. Fathers of two children earned...

New rule will force larger companies to reveal gender pay gap

Companies with more than 250 employees will be forced to reveal the differences in pay between their male and female employees. The gender pay divide is about to go public after new plans will force employers to reveal the pay of their male and female staff. The rules will apply to...
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Creating gender equality knowledge in Switzerland today

Brigitte Liebig, Swiss National Science Foundation on the results of the NRP 60 program & how it will create knowledge regarding gender equality

The challenge of recruiting more women

Recently-installed IET President Naomi Climer has made it her mission to improve recruitment of women into engineering and technology roles, with oil and gas just one area under the spotlight Name a famous engineer or technologist and most people would undoubtedly mention Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Isambard Kingdom Brunel or...
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Gender pay gap means women work for nothing until 2016

A campaign group has highlighted the plight of women workers, warning those in full-time employment will in effect work for nothing between now and 2016. The debate over women’s pay is nothing new, but it certainly is an issue that has been at the forefront of discussion recently. According to official...
Education Secretary tackles science gender pay gap

Education Secretary tackles science gender gap

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said teenage girls should not be made to feel as if mathematics and science subjects are “the preserve of men”. Tackling “tired stereotypes” about science careers is the only way to decrease the pay gap between men and women, said Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. Currently, fewer...

Talking about health inequalities

Public Health England is launching a national conversation about health inequalities to better understand the English public’s perception and experience. Where you live, what you earn and how long you stay in education may all affect your health. For example, people living in the poorest neighbourhoods will on average die 7...

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