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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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What does the pay gap look like in Britain?

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender gap in the UK has been steadily closing with the gap reported to have reached a record low in 2017, the average woman in the workplace still earns 9.1% less than the average man        
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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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Iceland closes gender pay gap with new law

Iceland has made it illegal to pay men more than women with the introduction of a new law enforcing equal pay
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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,...

Hospitals to get extra funding to cope with winter pressures

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt has announced £20m of extra funding for hospitals to ease pressure on emergency departments ahead of next winter
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Tackling gender imbalance in European life science research

Natalia Dave and Isabelle Vernos, Centre for Genomic Regulation outline how LIBRA tackles gender imbalance in European life science research.
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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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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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The Swedish agenda to end AIDS by 2030

Gabriel Wikström, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, sets out the Swedish agenda to end AIDS by 2030 to Open Access Government Today we have the knowledge and tools to end AIDS by 2030, but to reach zero AIDS-related deaths, stop the HIV epidemic and prevent discrimination, knowledge...
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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
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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...
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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...

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