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.
It’s the time of year to recognise those inspiring females who will join an alumni of game-changers the race is on for the 2017 First Women Awards. But as always, we need your help uncovering the latest crop.
You might imagine that technology companies are at the forefront of diversity, especially considering most are full of super-intelligent people who would never dream of discriminating against someone. The reality, however is that gender diversity is a huge issue within our industry, and has been for some time.
A topical debate in recent years has been the issue of female representation on boards. Company boards around the world are predominantly made up of male executives, with a very small proportion being female.
Chris Burke, CEO of Brickendon, explains why the financial services sector should be working hard to retain female talent.
An astonishing 52 per cent of women in the UK have been on the receiving end of sexual harassment at work, but it’s usually passed off as “banter”. Alarmingly, that figure climbs even further among young women as almost two-thirds have been on the receiving end of said banter.
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.
It's day three of the Sage Summit, and Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Zooey Deschanel have flown into Chicago to discuss making the switch from Tinseltown to trade with respective businesses Goop and HelloGiggles.
Bras worn by women who have undergone mastectomies should not be considered normal lingerie and should thus be exempt from European customs duty, the Supreme Court has recently ruled.
The internet is rife with the “skimpy” dress female tennis players are wearing at Wimbledon courtesy of Nike. But the dress saga itself seems to have spurred on a debate about sponsors and looks.
Ignoring past traditions, the Sultan of Yogyakarta has become an unlikely champion for equality by making his eldest daughter heir apparent.
In the 1980s, being a woman running a business was enough of a challenge in itself, but the fact that I was a woman and operating in construction was a complete anomaly.