A panel at our First Women Summit 2016, supported by the CBI, tried to tackle the issue of whether females sometimes needed to turn a blind eye to inappropriate behaviour in order to further the case of women in business.
Women are still under-represented at the top, and there is much to be done to make leadership in any which sector more reflective of its workforce. As such, Tim Taylor, MD of Making Great Leaders, offers eight tips for success.
Hasbro came under fire in January upon launch of its Star Wars Monopoly set for excluding new female heroine Rey, who joined the sci-fi franchise in new film The Force Awakens. Not wanting to follow in the footsteps of its rival, Mattel has expanded its Barbie Fashionistas line to include three new body types and a variety of appearances.
easyJet has set course to prove the sky is the limit without a glass ceiling in place by introducing the Amy Johnson Flying Initiative, which is designed to boost the number of women taking on the role of commercial airline pilot.
When I first started work I didn’t even consider gender as an issue. At the age of 29, however, I attended a leadership course that completely changed my understanding of who I was.
The Consumer Electrics Show (CES) showcased the newest products to 170,000 industry members and tech press, highlighting innovative trends for 2016,. However, one key issue blatantly exhibited was the lack of gender diversity within the sector.
January is when the fitness bug usually takes hold of Brits, with mulled wine and TV marathons swapped for salads and exercise. However, while Superdrug sought to embrace the trend and inspire consumers, women have slammed the retailer’s health campaign as “sexist”.
The question of whether accepting inappropriate behaviour every now and then is important to further the cause of women in business and the professions will be one of many hotly-debated topics at the First Women Summit on 4 February.
Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy's book, "The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family", suggests that while the gender gap may be a bleak reality, the rise of the female breadwinner is set to shake things up for the better.
The First Women Awards, hosted by Real Business and supported by the CBI, are in their 12th year – and we need your help to champion the trailblazing female leaders of Britain's business, entrepreneurial, engineering, science and technology and media sectors.
Hasbro has confirmed that it would be adding Rey to its Star Wars Monopoly set following extensive fan criticism. The hashtag "#WheresRey" trended for several days as fans complained about the omission of the female lead – and an eight-year-old girl managed to make the company realise there would essentially be no plotline without her.
British women are the main breadwinners in 56 per cent of households across the country, a study has revealed, and they're earning significantly more than their male partners.