Gender Pay Gap

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 | 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...

Glass-Ceiling Smashers: 10 Ways Women Can Get Ahead At Work

Georgia James | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The fight for gender equality in the workplace may still have a long way to go but now could be just the right time for women to prove they mean busin...

More Women Than Ever Are Breadwinners Yet Still End Up Scrubbing The Floors

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When the term 'having it all' first broke ground, it's safe to say that didn't include picking up dirty towels. Yet although more than a third of ...

Feminism Means Freedom, Choice and Equality, but We Also Need Self-Respect and Sisterly Love

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I've called myself many things in public - a binge eater, an addict, a perfectionist, a workaholic, to name but a few - but I've never called myself a feminist. It's only now that I'm starting to wonder why.

Gender Pay Gap Highest For Over-50s

PA | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The biggest gender pay gap hits women in their 50s, who earn almost a fifth less than men of the same age, according to new research. A study by th...

In IT Women Are Worth Less Than Men

Judith Lewis | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Tech
Judith Lewis

Ever since I started working in IT I've been told that I make less than a man with the same skills. I chose to ignore that and focus on doing an awesome job, figuring I'd be paid what I was worth.

Balanced Boardrooms Boost Bottom Lines

Ann Francke | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ann Francke

As with so many things, this all boils down to good and bad management. The organisations that thrive are the well-managed businesses that capitalise on the talents of all their people, regardless of their gender.

Women 'Biologically Unfit To Rise To The Top In Business'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Women are biologically unfit to rise to the top in business, according a self-described academic speaking before an influential parliamentary committe...

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.

Is University Still Worth It?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The financial value of a degree has been brought into question after a report revealed graduate incomes have been steadily declining over the past dec...

Young Female Apprentices Earning 20% Less Than Men

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Young female apprentices earn up to a fifth less than their male peers, according to a new report. It suggests apprenticeships are also more likely...

Everyday Sexism at Work

Laura Bates | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bates

Worryingly, the Everyday Sexism Project have received many reports from women describing sexual assault and even rape in the workplace being swept under the carpet or dealt with inappropriately by their employers: "Once raped by a colleague on a night out. Guess who lost their job? (not him)," read one, while another describes how after she was sexually assaulted at work "This was brushed under the carpet, the police weren't called and I was moved 'off-site'."

Gender Pay Gap At Its Lowest, Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women in full-time work are closing the gender pay gap to its lowest ever level, official figures have shown. According to the Office for National ...

The Women's Party

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK Politics
Clare Macnaughton

I have been discussing the idea of a Women's Party - a political party targeting women to re-shape the societal landscape. What has interested me the most is that there has been a re-sounding 'no' to this as because the notion is not equal.

Women Won't See Equal Pay For 'Nearly A Decade'

Posted 30.10.2011 | UK

It will take another 98 years for women to achieve pay parity with their male counterparts as they annually lag £10 000 behind, according to a report...

Gender Pay Gap 'To Last For Another 98 Years' | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK

It will take almost a century for UK women managers to be paid the same as their male counterparts, a study says. ...