Last month, the extent of the pay differences between men and women working in the United Kingdom was revealed for the first
CEO and Co-Founder Amicable
Pip Wilson is co-founder and CEO of Amicable.
The case for flexible working is one that has been part of the public conversation for many years now, and the cost-benefit analysis at the centre of it has been played out in the media over and over again. Flexible working, the argument goes, has a positive impact on the wellbeing and long-term productivity of those employees that take advantage of it.
10/11/2017 13:43 GMT
Ms. Rantzen's comments are incredibly damaging. Not only does she seem to be blaming working mothers for the poor mental health of their children, but she suggests that a father can't step into the fold and do his share of the parental responsibilities.
24/10/2017 16:13 BST
12/07/2017 11:27 BST
As this fantastic overview of the issue points out, gendered advertising developed in a fully-fledged narrative in which computing was the reserve of boys. Tech-focused films in the 1980s regularly featured a gifted, male, techy protagonist who would use his abilities to win the affections of a girl.
05/06/2017 17:07 BST
That's not to downplay how difficult it can be: balancing professional life and bringing up children is tough. I don't believe that everybody can 'have it all', and it is naïve to expect to not have to make sacrifices. But I do believe that by considering what the ideal solution for your family would be, and having both parents strive to make that happen, families will begin to enjoy the freedom and happiness that should be commonplace but, sadly, is still not.
30/03/2017 17:01 BST
The notion that time spent in the office is a measure of hard work or productivity is anachronistic and tired, and the sooner employers move away from it the better. The choice is no longer a binary one, between working or homemaking, and this all-or-nothing approach is counter-productive.
02/03/2017 16:26 GMT