Gender Gap

Engendering Equality in Engineering

Peter Rolton | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

British engineering is facing a serious skills shortage. Yesterday, the think tank IPPR published a report claiming that 'an additional 87,000 graduate level engineers will be needed in the UK each year between now and 2020' in order to meet growing demand, but that 'the higher education system is only producing 46,000 engineering graduates annually'. Well as a starter for ten, that maths doesn't look good.

Women Make Great Leaders - Now They Just Need to Start Believing It

Marianne Stenger | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

The fact that women are vastly under-represented in high-level leadership positions is well-known, but the exact reason for it is still the subject of much debate.

University Gender Gap Increases Again

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly 100,000 more women than men have applied for university places this year - a 30% increase. UCAS, which recorded the applications amid concer...

Why Are Oxford University's Men Getting More Firsts Than Women?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More male students at Oxford University are awarded first-class degrees than their female peers, statistics have revealed, with some blaming the "masc...

Breaking Through the Gender Barrier

Chris Jones | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

This situation is hardly shocking though as our research found that only 4% of women are encouraged to pursue engineering, versus 18% of men.

Connected Women Are Empowered Women

Sevi Simavi | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sevi Simavi

Access to a mobile device can be life-changing, particularly for women. The Cherie Blair Foundation's research with the GSMA revealed that 9 out of 10 women in developing markets feel safer because of their mobile phones; 8 out of 10 feel more independent with access to mobile technology and more than half have used a mobile phone to earn additional income.

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't, the Double-bind for Women Leaders

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Did you know that almost 60% of corporate CEOs in the US are over six foot tall, yet less than 15% of American men are over six foot. What's going on? Is height at the forefront of executive search criteria lists? This is clearly ridiculous, and yet the numbers do not lie.

Progress in Health and Education, But Gender Parity Lagging in Workforce - Report

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

Although the world has made strides in closing the gender gap when it comes to health and education, countries need to bolster efforts to increase women's participation in politics and the workforce, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Friday.

Do Women Rule the Music Industry Or...?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Taking place at THE OTHER CLUB -a pop up members club in Kingly Court, the night was titled; Do Women Rule the Music Industry Or...? Attending for the panel were singers Katie Melua and VV Brown, DJ Goldierocks, music artist manager Cassandra Gracey from Turn First Artists, and the panel chair- Krissi Murison - a British music journalist and former editor of the NME.

Inspirational Women In Male-Dominated Careers (No Hard Hat In Sight)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Gender stereotypes don't just lurk in the boardroom or the construction site - there are many other male-dominated jobs that we women can get involved...

LOOK: What's The Real Reason You Don't See Female Builders?

Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the continued efforts of campaigning agencies and equalities charities to attract more women into traditionally male-dominated fields, the fig...

Women In the Music Business: Mind the Gender Gap

Lara Baker | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Baker

I have numerous female friends working in the music industry; bright, hard-working, late-20s women who are passionate about their jobs. In almost all cases they are finding themselves languishing in the same role year after year, passed over for promotions and pay rises, with their bosses blaming 'the economy'.

Why We Need to Address STEM's Gender Gap

Green Futures | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK
Green Futures

Educational bias, workplace policies and lack of encouragement may go a long way to explaining why only 27% of scientific researchers worldwide are women. But while equity is reason enough to tackle the issue, the world may have a lot more to gain from a better balance.

Wikipedia: Towards Closing the Gender Gap

Netha Hussain | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Tech
Netha Hussain

Most of us know Wikipedia as the free online encyclopedia, written collaboratively by millions of volunteers from around the world. I am one of those writers for the last 3 years. It was by writing articles about medical sciences that I started contributing to Wikipedia.

The UK Gender Pay Gap Needs Closing

Natalie Bennett | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Depressingly even though legislation to ensure equal pay has been in place for 40 years, the gender pay gap in Britain remains among the highest in the EU. On average, women in the UK earn about 15% less than men. And that's an inequality found right across the pay scales - and the concentration of women in certain areas of the economy is now standing against them.

Male, Pale and Stale: The Gender Gap in the UK's Leading Roles

Anna Claeys | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Anna Claeys

The current system continues to leave women severely underrepresented in the top job - this is an issue not just for women, but for our economy and society as a whole.

Kids' Pocket Money 'Down 27p'

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK

Children's pocket money rates are falling, with a widening gender gap leaving girls lagging behind boys, according to a study. Parents now give the...

Would You Vote For Any Of These Women For Prime Minister?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Fewer than one-in-four people (22%) have faith that any of the 145 female MPs serving in the House of Commons could ever become Prime Minister, accord...

A Formula for Success

Caroline Jenner | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Jenner

In order to enable Europe's young people to be the agents of change and the recipients of a brighter future, we, as a community, need to do more to provide students with the skills and the motivation they need to succeed.

Graduate Gender Gap Means Clever Women Can't Find Husbands

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Women are outshining their male counterparts at university, leading to claims intelligent women are unable to find equal partners. A "striking gap"...

GCSE Results Fuel Row Over Who's To Blame For Modern Languages Decline

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Today's GCSE results have set new records for the highest pass rates but have sparked a debate between political parties and unions about the future o...

India's Long-Distance Brides

Davinder Kumar | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

It is nearly five years since Sandhya got married to Dablu. It was a grand ceremony by all accounts involving music, singing and a feast where guests ...