women in the workplace
When a direct "no" is not an option, there are ways to tactfully turn down a coffee request, joining a planning committee or doing office housework.
Saying that women need to work more does not cut it. We can, and must, do better than that
You can’t just pretend nothing is happening
We need to end the gender pay gap and have a culture which empowers young women so that instead of feeling guilty and embarrassed, women have the confidence that they can put people's arms and hands back where they belong, in no uncertain terms, without the need for formal or public intervention but in the knowledge that they will not face retribution and their complaint will be taken seriously.
Film mogul Harvey Weinstein's firm is in a tailspin following a barrage of sexual allegations against him. What should leaders
We're not yet at the tipping point where the number of women in leadership roles is sufficient to topple the unconscious biases and unwitting distortions that stand in the way of gender equality. We won't get to that tipping point unless we take concerted, committed and proactive action to achieve it.
Absent any legislative change, it seem that it will be left to people like Ms Thorp to take action, it's likely that this will be mainly through 'naming and shaming' via social media. In the meantime, it's likely that stereotypical views of what women ought to look like will continue to be perpetuated.
Ultimately, there's a reason so many people want to work flexibly - it means you can do your job to the highest standard without putting the rest of your life on the backburner. It's meant I've been there to collect the girls from nursery, and to bake the biggest and the best cakes on their birthdays.
Did you see the interview on Monday with Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell on Good Morning Britain? Well, you had an opportunity
I write to you reflecting on International Women's Day to say that 50:50 Parliament is here to support and elevate you and any phenomenal women you know to become MPs. Come and start your own political journey, and you never know, in a few year's time we could be on the green benches working together to ensure that our country is a place of true opportunity, collaboration and diversity.
In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions
I'm an apprentice welder and fabricator. I love my job, but I get negative comments from people when I tell them what I do and it needs to stop. Because I'm a female in a male-dominated environment, people say things to me like 'get back in the kitchen' or 'aren't you scared you might break a nail?'
'When a man sees that ring he assumes you are high maintenance.'
Whether to wear an engagement ring to a job interview has become a topic of heated discussion. And yes, it is still 2016
As a lesbian living in today's society freedom of speech is a tool I hold dear to my heart. In the UK the LGBTQ community, by law, has the luxury of freedom of speech; some of us are able to embrace it and use it for all its worth. Some of us are not so able to.
Today is International Women's Day. From the bespoke Google Doodle and its inspiring film of women around the world setting out their ambitions for 'One day...' to the news and opinion pieces across almost every major media outlet - it's pretty hard to miss.
Will we ever have gender equality in financial services? Genuine equality - parity of earnings, representation on boards and recognition of women's talent, merit and contribution, in exactly the same way men have enjoyed since the City began?
I discussed gender inequality in theatre with actors Jenny Wilford and Charlotte Couture over tea in a draughty south London pub. In spite of our shivering, the conversation was heated. Wilford and Couture could talk for days about sexism and feminism in the acting world.
I think flexible working is the new way forward and for us and our market, it is the only way forward. Now is the time for employers to be brave, to seize the opportunity and embrace the future model of working. Flexible working is not just about a better work/life balance, but about making us all - employees and businesses alike - more effective.
I'm an old-school feminist. I joined the workforce a week after my 16th birthday, less than two years after the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act hit the statute books. Although we had an Act of Parliament to say that we couldn't be discriminated against, I'm not sure that everyone believed it. Certainly my dad didn't.