Women at Work

Preventing A Diversity Backslide: Re-examining Initiatives To Keep Women Moving Forwards

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

According to the news headlines of late, the working world has not been great for women. It seems that issues around unconscious bias are still rife - and they have certainly captured the attention of the media. Currently Google is facing a class action lawsuit from roughly sixty women, all of whom are involved in the same row around issues of sexism at the tech giant.

9 Female Work Collectives Helping Women Get Ahead In 2017

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From glass ceilings and the gender pay gap to maternity discrimination and sexual harassment, the odds are stacked against women in the working world....

Pregnancy Discrimination: The Government Is Sitting On Its Hands

Jo Swinson | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jo Swinson

With evidence that pregnancy discrimination is at shocking levels, and has almost doubled in a decade, the Government urgently needs to act. We have outlined the steps the Government needs to take, from high-profile leadership to practical help for employers, abolishing the employment tribunal fees that prevent dinosaur bosses being taken to task, and ensuring women have access to the advice and help they need.

The Real Meaning of International Women's Day

Emma Grede | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Emma Grede

My advice to any woman, no matter what point in their career or personal journey, is to aim high - aim as high as the limits of what you can imagine you're capable of. If you can imagine something, then you should just go for it.

Can Your Career Survive Motherhood?

Marina Gask | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

Depressingly - yet perhaps inevitably - recent research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that half of women believe that having a baby poses such a risk to their career that they would consider remaining childless.

The UK's Most Diverse Organisations - And What You Can Learn From Them

Sandra Kerr | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Sandra Kerr

We know what works. We now need more organisations from every sector to use this knowledge and take action to close gender and BAME employment gaps that have no place in our 21st century workforce. The Benchmark reiterates just what employers need to do to ensure they are fit for a diverse future.

All or Nothing: Is Your Diversity Plan Alienating Half the Workforce?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Some organisations are actively drawing them into diversity plans, using women's interest groups as a lever. I've seen this in action at a big tech company, where men are included on steering committees that deal with diversity initiatives.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Use Your Resentment

Neela Bettridge | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Here's a conundrum: life is not fair. Yet humans are "hardwired" for fairness. No wonder resentment is on the rise. There's anger against the rich; r...

Women, Humour and Power - Review Celebrates International Women's Day

Lynne Parker | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

As another International Women's Day (Saturday 8 March) approaches, a vast and diverse array of women's organisations, movements and charities are focused on getting their messages of equality and justice out to the world.

'Women Only Get On As A Team Tart Or A Ball-Breaking Ice Maiden'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Most women working in asset management suffer regular sexist behaviour, while nearly a third have suffered sexual harassment at work, a new survey has...

Keeping up Appearances: What Should a Woman in Leadership Look Like?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

I was once brought in to 'tone down' the image of a very senior female executive in financial services (a job I turned down). Her appearance was deemed inappropriate -- perhaps her sharp dress intimidated her male colleagues.

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...

So Business Culture Needn't Change, eh Vince?

Christina Fee | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics
Christina Fee

So what can businesses do? To achieve tangible results companies need to start an open conversation and listen to women to understand their needs, as well as the special attributes and skills they can bring to their business.

Co-Op Pledges 40% Female Representation By 2018

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

The Co-operative is to set new targets for increasing the number of women on its boards under moves to make them more representative of the communitie...

Charlie Thomas

You Won't Believe Which Retailers Have NO Women On Their Boards...

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Research by the Huffington Post has found 11 of the UK's top 50 retailers have no women on their boards at all, and less than 15% have achieved the ta...

Sheryl Sandberg Says 'Lean In' and Marissa Mayer says 'Come In'

Shannon Edwards | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

Frankly I hope that, in the future, we can create a work ecosystem that is flexible, supportive, focused on results and values all different backgrounds and skills. One woman (or man)'s 'having it all' is another's worst nightmare.

Charlie Thomas

Nine Steps To A More Diverse Workplace

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

Diversity in the workplace has become the buzz phrase in business, following the ongoing EU row on whether or not to enforce gender quotas. As the ...

Charlie Thomas

EU Drops Compulsory Women On Boards Quota

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

The EU Commission has dropped plans to introduce mandatory quotas for the number of women on company boards, following months of criticism from member...

Women Progress Further At Work If Their Partners Shoulder Childcare Responsibilities

Charlie Thomas | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

UK working mothers whose spouses take on all or part of the childcare responsibilities will get more promotions than those who use any other kind of c...