Today, she's still a role model for girls interested in STEM careers, and Ada Lovelace Day is often used to highlight the shortage of women in these professions. Rightly so. Computing's come a long way since then but the rise of women in the workplace, particularly in tech, hasn't kept pace.
Do we pore over male leaders with this same forensic examination? Or are female leaders judged differently due to a combination of conscious and unconscious bias? I think you can already surmise the answer.
Imagine if someone came up to you, at your workplace, while you're sitting at your desk -maybe you're composing an email, putting together a presentation, adding numbers to a spreadsheet - and says, "going for a wank over your sexy body". Yep, it's pretty much an average day online when you work in the lingerie industry.
Millennial women are now more likely to start a business than men. Women really do mean business - sisters are definitely doing it for themselves.
Don't get me wrong, I love Women in Sport Week - I should, I was one of the people who devised the idea. The thing that would make me happiest is when someone in the industry moots the point that isn't it a bit.... err.... old fashioned. Redundant. Quaint. Unnecessary? That would mean our work was done.
Last week a charming young woman with a name tailor-made for comedy nuances picked up her guitar and sung her way to victory in the stage category of our 14th Funny Women Awards.
Whilst the typing pool is (mostly) no longer seen as an acceptable target for leering and bottom-pinching, allowing discrimination to flourish unchecked in the guise of official-sounding rules about 'dress code' and 'house styles' is simply not progress enough. The support profession is a vital one, and we all deserve better.
Life is not equal for girls growing up in the UK today. And there is no excuse for this - it must change. So let's use this data to move quickly from conversations that point the finger at the problem, and let it compel us to use our own experience, time and passion to do something positive to solve it!
t surely is possible to close the pay gap within a generation, but it means making fundamental changes. We have to reassess how we view the relative contribution of men and women, both in sports and in work. That means asking ourselves some difficult questions, stating with: what are we willing to do about it?
There is no doubt that migrants, refugees and asylum seekers face wide ranging challenges. But change is possible. Successful small contributions can result in a substantial impact. If you want to use your skills and resources to help make a real change, find out more about joining Women for Change and sign up to attend our event.
Yes Ivanka, women work, that is a right we already have in most of the world. And while it never hurts to celebrate that, given her huge influence on a world stage, I think she could probably do with turning to page two in her 'Feminism for Dummies' book.
We have had valuable support and feedback from both investors and the public and thought it would be worthwhile to compile some 'top tips' for creating a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Freedom, right and wrong, honour and shame are not universal concepts. They mean different things to different people and their bases of reference are not the same across all cultures. Do not fall into the trap of assuming that women who do not drive or women who wear the veil are somehow oppressed and will 'see the light' once they learn more about Western gender equality.
These measures, as part of Jeremy's 10 pledges, present a blueprint to tackle the structural inequalities, barriers and prejudices facing women from all backgrounds, throughout their lives...now we need to ensure its implementation by re-electing Jeremy as leader.
Many people often look at the negative side of starting a business (if there's such a thing in my opinion!). A fear of failure. A fear of success. Getting out of your comfort zone. An unstable income. Working 24/7. If you've always dreamed of starting your own business but keep making excuses, here are the 5 reasons to follow your dreams, take the plunge and become an entrepreneur.
If a man and a woman, both aged thirty, quit their jobs, the stock assumption remains: The man leaves for a greater challenge, or a higher salary. The woman leaves because she wants to start a family.