Glass Ceiling

'Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling', A Topic Still Very Much on the Agenda

Mark Braund | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK
Mark Braund

Starting with our own experience, we have taken meaningful steps at InterQuest, appointing three female directors to our operational management team in the last 2-years. Gender equality is at the forefront of what we do, and though we have yet to appoint a woman to our public company board of directors, the task of representation is certainly a challenge we are consciously addressing.

Let's Smash the Glass Closet Together - LGBT Execs Must Follow Browne and Bailey's Lead

Suki Sandhu | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Suki Sandhu

I believe that through initiatives such as this, we can encourage more people to be authentic leaders and make LGBT diversity in the workplace a non issue within a decade in the UK. Then we can turn our full attention to the 76 countries where it is still illegal to be gay.

Why Seeing Success Is the First Step to Believing in It

Edwina Dunn | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Edwina Dunn

For businesswomen, this year's International Women's Day, which took place earlier this month, presented something of a paradox...

16 Reasons Why You, a Man, Should Hate the Patriarchy

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

All men should be following the tenets of feminism already, which includes shutting up and listening. But they aren't. Many are being their unaware or blissfully misogynistic selves - and they're the ones who have the furthest to go.

Should Barbie Get a Plus Size Make Over?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

The question should have been... Does Barbie need to gain some more realistic measurements? Instead what we have is shock and shame tactics, that use a caricature image to represent a plus size woman that is already marginalised and ridiculed by the media and once again opens the industry up to mockery. Essentially what we're left with is one extreme to another.

'A Damning Picture': Massive Gender Bias In Civil Service Jobs Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

The massive gender bias in Britain's civil service has been revealed, with men continuing to dominate the top jobs. Campaigners said the breakdown ...

LGBT Leaders Are Good for Business, But Do You Know Any?

Suki Sandhu | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Suki Sandhu

Whilst we have taken huge strides in terms of diversity and gay equality in the UK, there is clear evidence that homophobia still persists in the workplace. A recent study by Gaydar revealed that 43% of gay men have experienced homophobia at work.

Developing Women Into Leadership Positions

Penny de Valk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny de Valk

According to recent research from Astbury Marsden, the proportion of women reaching top-level management positions in the City has doubled in the past year.

Is Osborne Targeting Women With Austerity?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics

Women are bearing the brunt of austerity measures because George Osborne has surrounded himself with a male-only team of ministers, Rachel Reeves said...

Are You Creating Your Own Glass Ceiling?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

A massive 92% of British women are suffering from confidence issues that could be holding them back in the workplace, a survey has found. Nearly ha...

Do Women Need Women-Only Prizes?

Athene Donald | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Athene Donald

The young women making their way through school and university now, with dreams of progressing in their chosen field, maybe aiming right for the very top, need to know that their aspirations are achievable, that their dreams are not mere fantasies and that routes to the top exist.

Breaking Through Glass Borders

Harriet Lamb | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Lamb

We all know about that infamous glass ceiling. But women are also held back behind glass borders too. Eight out of ten people posted overseas are men as organisations tend to discount women as strong candidates for those international assignments that are becoming increasingly important to climbing the career ladder.

From the Proms to the Boardroom: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsay Pattison

Women do need to lean in to their careers. But they need support and self belief to get there in a world where traditional roles of mother/wife/care-giver/household shopper are still manifest.

Margaret Thatcher - Trailblazer for women?

Priya Shah | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

When Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, she had ticked not only one box, but another much larger one. She was from a w...

Can You Define Success?

Shaheen Sayed | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Shaheen Sayed

It's that time of year again - International Women's Day. The time when people around the world take a step back to consider the position of women today, how far we've come and how far we've still got to go.

Tokenism and the Boardroom

Bev James | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

Diversity in business is a positive move as it brings a wide selection of backgrounds, talents and perspectives to the table. However, introducing a quota system to achieve this could lead to tokenism, a dangerous concept which runs the risk of tainting all women who end up on the board.

Why Are Female Doctors Paid 28% Less Than Their Male Colleagues?

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

Female doctors’ pay lags behind their male colleagues by 28.6%, according to the latest survey of UK hourly pay by the Office of National Statistics...

IT: Why Do We Not Have More Female Representation?

Sheila Flavell | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Tech
Sheila Flavell

. It seems to me that the subject taking over the technology headlines is not that Yahoo! has hired a new CEO, but more the fact that she is a woman succeeding in an extremely male dominated field. Mayer is now one of three female leaders in Silicon Valley joining Meg Whitman (CEO, Hewlett-Packard) and Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook).

The Glass Ceiling Lurking Over the Bedroom

Eleanor Prescott | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Prescott

Sometimes I wonder if the glass ceiling we should be most worried about smashing is actually the ceiling at home - because the pane that lurks over the bedroom has nothing to do with salary or status...it's about who puts out the bins and worms the dog.

All-Male BBC Sports Shortlist Down to Men's Obsession With Men

Gloria Moss | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Gloria Moss

Tonight will decide the winner of this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year. You might think that with a 27-strong jury, the list would be a fair reflection of Britain's greatest sporting talent. However, the absence of any women on the list has already raised eyebrows and findings from research I have just conducted points a finger at the culprit. Men's obsession with men.

Women To Face 70 Year Wait For Equal Share Of Top Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite record numbers of women graduating from university and achieving better results than men for the first time, it could be 70 years before we ca...

Choosing to Hit the Glass Ceiling...

Sarah Ebner | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Ebner

So women may need a "house husband" if they want to reach the top. At least according to Helena Morrissey, mother of nine (yep, you read that right), who is chief executive of Newton Investment Management.