The number of women in employment hit a record 14m at the end of 2015, with 975,000 more women now in work than five years ago. Off the back of that news, research unveils where the hardest-working women in the UK can be found.
If you were to pick up the Yellow Pages, turn to the plumbing, tiling or carpentry sections and begin randomly calling independent trades-people, chances are you’d have ran out of minutes, or possibly patience, before you got through to a woman.
In a recent study, Victoria Brescoll, a social psychologist at Yale School of Management, examined whether female leaders are judged more harshly for small mistakes when in traditionally male occupations.
From the company founder looking to take on the taboo period and incontinence market to a British novelist, the 2016 First Women Awards reveals 74 remarkable finalists tearing down conventions and reshaping British business.
In an article for Harvard Business Review, Tara Sophia Mohr challenged the assumption that women don’t apply for jobs unless they meet 100 per cent of the requirements. We talked to the Women for the Board alumni to gauge their opinions – and why they believe programmes are the way to go.
In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg delivered a speech that offered three pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. We took a look at one of her tips.
While the education gap between men and women may be narrowing, a global study highlighted that these advances are failing to bring equal access to quality jobs and government representation.
There is one final opportunity for nominations to be made ahead of the 2016 First Women Awards, a decade-old initiative which has shed a light on ladies who have gone on to become gamechangers in their respective fields.
Young kids have a tendency to say how we all often feel when we don't need to worry about the apparent weight of the world on our shoulders. With that in mind, we unveil what they had to say about the gender pay gap.
Increasing the proportion of female traders makes the market more volatile, but at the same time can reduce the occurrence of the most extreme crashes.
For years we’ve uncovered a generation of role models to inspire the next, and the First Women Awards have remained an impartial endorsement for female entrepreneurs. However, the nominations are almost at an end, and there’s still time for you to put either yourself or someone else forward.
It’s been one year since the launch of the Shared Parental Leave (SPL) policy, allowing couples to share leave when it comes to a new addition to the family in the hope that women will return to the workforce quicker – but it seems both parents are not so keen on the uptake.