Eliminating the gender gap is a destination where progress arrives at varying speeds. The House of Commons, for example, now has 191 female MPs compared to 58 some 30 years ago. But bleak statistics come to the fore regarding the startup scene and amount of UK female founders.
Gender pay gap reporting is only one part of the puzzle, and more needs to be done to address wider issues such as gender discrimination in order to strengthen teams in the workplace.
In the wake of International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on 8 March and calls for people globally to come together and promote a more inclusive world of gender equality, it seems timely to take a step back and remember that gender diversity in the workplace is far more than just a box-ticking exercise.
While raising money is hard work, it’s been suggested by many that female entrepreneurs still have a bumpier road to travel when it comes to seeing their funding efforts realised – a concept The Crowdfunding Centre hopes to change.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Tinder has backed the Be Bold For Change message with an art installation on London’s Southbank, which model Lily Cole kicked off.
Catherine Stott, external financial mind coach to ActivTrades, unveils the difference between the two sexes when faced with pressures cast up by changing markets – and why it’s a sound business case for having more women in the financial industry.
In 2015, United Nations representatives developed the UN’s sustainable development goals, 17 aspirational goals for humanity to achieve by 2030. Among them is goal five – achieving gender parity and empowering women.
Chris Burke, CEO of Brickendon, explains why the financial services sector should be working hard to retain female talent.
Partner and MD at BCG, Leila Hoteit, has suggested professional Arab women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts and face more cultural rigidity than Western women. As such, their success can teach us about tenacity, competition, priorities and progress.
Ignoring past traditions, the Sultan of Yogyakarta has become an unlikely champion for equality by making his eldest daughter heir apparent.
As more people work on a task, the less each of them individually contributes – even if all of the team members feel they are working hard. Are your teammates a bunch of loafers? Not necessarily. But there is a good chance that counter-productive team dynamics are creating a drag on your collective output.
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.