Gender Pay Gap

Pop-Up Fights Gender Pay Gap By Charging Women Less Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With the recent onslaught of pop-ups - including an owl bar and a crisp sandwich shop - we thought we'd seen all the world had to offer in terms of th...

Academia in Crisis - Liberal Bias Threatens the Integrity of Our Research

Mahmood Naji | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

Crisis may seem a little alarmist. Maybe it is, but probably not. The Enlightment taught us that there exists no better way for us to accrue knowledge about the world than the dispassionate, evidence-driven approach of the scientific method and, conversely, no bigger obstacle to progress than ideology and dogma.

It's Up to All of Us to Make Sure That Pay Transparency Finally Spurs Equal Pay for Women

Gloria De Piero | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gloria De Piero

Pay transparency is a simple measure, but sometimes simple changes are the most powerful. Once implemented, employers of over 250 workers will have to publish details of the average pay of their male and female employees, meaning for the first time, women will be able to see if they are being paid less than their male colleagues. Women still earn on average just 81p for every male pound and the rate at which the pay gap is closing has slowed under this government. In fact, if we'd continued to make the same progress we were under Labour women working full-time might be over £100 a year better off.

"Girls Rule!" - Until They Grow Up

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

A slogan like "Girls Rule" seems little more than a lie in this context. It implies that women leaders are respected, listened to, and rewarded for their hard work, talent, and intelligence - when that is clearly not the case. Perhaps the slogan "Girls Rule!" was created as a way of hiding the sad reality of gender inequality.

12 Issues Designed To Silence, Shame And Bully Women In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This feature has been specially commissioned by Jameela Jamil as part of her guest editorship of HuffPost UK Lifestyle for International Women's Day. ...

Men - Please Don't Tell Me About Your Sexism

Bex Felton | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

Why do they bother keeping score in a game where the odds are stacked so extraordinarily in their favour? Why do they play this game of graceless one-upmanship?

Fox News Contributor Slates Patricia Arquette's Wage Equality Oscars Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday, Boyhood star Patricia Arquette delivered a kickass, feminist acceptance speech at the Oscars. "To every woman who gave birth, to every t...

Dear Vince... Please Act on Equal Pay

Gloria De Piero | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Politics
Gloria De Piero

This week I and many others in the Labour Party have joined readers of Grazia magazine to write to the Business Secretary to ask him to implement pay transparency. This measure would see large companies of over 250 employees publish the pay gap between the hourly wages of men and women on an annual basis.

Negotiating Gender Bias: Why We All Need to Stand Up and Speak Out

Natalie Reynolds | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Reynolds

Make a commitment that next time you hear a female friend or colleague describing an assertive women as aggressive, pushy or a 'ball-breaker', to take her aside and say why this view has to change.

American Hustle - Pay Gap Hack Should Lead Women to Confront Pay Inequality in 2015

Frances Dickens | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Frances Dickens

The responsibility is by no means solely on women to reach pay equality. The Sony Pictures leak reminded us that genuine, long-standing change will not be achieved until governments, companies and their employees share the responsibility equally...

Here's Why You're Still Getting Poorer, Despite What Your Payslip Says

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's economic management has been awkwardly undermined as new figures show Britons' wages have continued to fall every year in real terms ...

10 Quotes From Women And Men Who Totally Support Equal Pay Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Take two people, who have exactly the same skills and work exactly the same hours. One gets paid more than the other, for no other reason aside fr...

Lib Dem Minister Has A Way For You To Tackle The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics

Businesses will be able to use special software to easily find out how big any pay gap is between their male and female staff, the government has conf...

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Does It Have to Be Such a Production?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

There's a longstanding, often deliberate tradition of secrecy around pay that keeps many of us in the dark about how work is valued. That's why Nadella's recommendation that women "have faith in the system" and expect good work to be rewarded rankled. Sitting back and waiting rarely works.

Potty-Mouthed Little Girls Drop The F-Bomb To Discuss Rape And Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What's more offensive, a little girl saying f**k or the sexist way society treats girls and women? In the above video by FCKH8.com, potty-mouthed g...

Fixing Pay Means Fixing Culture

Ann Francke | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
Ann Francke

Data from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and salary experts XpertHR that shows the gender pay gap is hitting professional women aged 40-plus hardest. This group is hitting a 'mid-life pay crisis' as they earn 35% less than men in comparable, full time roles.

A Female Boss? You'll Make 35% Less Than Your Male Colleague

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

The gender pay gap in management is widening, with women in their 40s earning more than a third less than men, according to a new report. A survey ...

Rachel Moss

Here's The Answer To Why There Is Still A Gender Pay Gap In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With fourth wave feminism hitting headlines almost every week, you'd be forgiven for assuming that equal Britain must be just around the corner. Bu...

We Need More Women in Business

Meg Munn | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

It's not just that there is a 'moral case' for greater diversity in business. Capitalising on women's potential makes economic sense. Having more women on corporate boards has been shown to increase both the share price and the return on equity. It doesn't surprise me that the 2013 list of the world's most valuable brands showed companies with a greater than average proportion of female board members outperforms those with an all-male board. So why are women undervalued across the business spectrum?

Workplace Culture Must Change if Women Are to Reach the Top of Our Biggest Companies

Maria Miller | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Miller

We have a lot be proud of when it comes to gender equality and there are many signs that show how much progress has been made. Over two thirds of working age women are in work - more than ever before; nearly 60% of new graduates are now women, along with over 50% of new postgraduates... The workplace was designed by men, for men. The Government is playing its part too by helping to modernise the workplace. However, we still have much more work to do.

In Response to Your Doubts About International Women's Day

Polly Courtney | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Courtney

We already have a great network of organisations and individuals working to achieve this through educational, vocational and mentoring schemes, but more support is needed - both financial and on the ground. We need more men to get involved too, as these are problems that affect us all. Things won't happen overnight, but I believe that change is possible

When Did Feminism Become a Bad Thing?

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

A common misperception of feminism is that it is about women being better than men, about giving us the highest status in society. This is absolutely untrue. I do not believe women are the superior sex, and you'd be hard pushed to find a feminist who does believe this. What we want is equality.

Seven Seriously Practical Tips on How to Ask for a Pay Rise

Jenny Garrett | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

It's no surprise to us women that men are earning more, but the most recent report stating that High-flying women will typically be paid around £142,000 less in bonuses than a man doing exactly the same job brings it into sharp focus.

Why Men Are Dying For Work

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Tess Finch-Lees

The death this week of city intern, Moritz Erhardt, was a tragic and pointless loss of a young man's life. More disturbing still is that his death (reportedly caused by a heart attack) is not an isolated incident. Within the last few years there have been five reported suicides at one city site alone. It's time we started joining up the dots.

'Men Get Bigger Pay Packets And Bonuses Than Women'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Male managers are better paid and earn average bonuses twice as big as their female colleagues, new research suggests. The pay gap between the gend...