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25 October 2012
European Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding’s fight to get more women in top jobs was dealt a significant blow this week when her proposal to introduce 40% quotas for women on boards across Europe was questioned over its legality.
Don Flynn, Migrants' Rights Network
28 September 2012
The Labour Party conference will convene in Manchester this week encouraged by its consistent lead in the opinion models and the sense that it just might be on course to win the general election in 2015.
26 September 2012
Having-it-all’. A phrase and aspiration once championed by working women everywhere has now morphed into a millstone around the necks of an entire generation
15 August 2012
New research carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Women’s Sport and Fitness Federation (WSFF) has found that 63% of British adults believe London 2012 has been the best ever Olympics for showcasing women’s athletic achievements.
24 April 2012
Last night (23 April) I attended a pre-election mayoral debate, What About Women? at the British Government @LSE, organised by the Fawcett Society, leading campaigners for equality.
13 March 2012
A year ago today, Lord Davies published ‘Women on Boards’ calling for all FTSE company boards to increase their female representation to a minimum of 25% by 2015.
12 March 2012
A new report published today (12 March) by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) claims women aren’t after examples of female role models who have ‘given it all’ to reach senior management positions. Instead, women would prefer to see mentors who have achieved a successful work/life balance – without the sacrifice repeatedly advertised as integral to success.
10 February 2012
Yesterday (10 February), Prime Minister David Cameron was in Stockholm for the second day of the Northern Future Forum Summit. The summit, which brings together Nordic-Baltic and UK governments, aims to join up leaders with experts, entrepreneurs and academics to common social and economic issues. High on this year’s agenda is the question of how to get more women into top positions and encourage more female entrepreneurs.
18 August 2011
Last week after shops were looted and stores burnt, the media, politicians, and many in the chattering classes quickly labelled the perpetrators “thugs”, “criminals”, “looters”, “brazen”, “arsonists”, “scum”, “hooligans”, “vandals”, “black” etc.
Guest blog by Professor Sylvia Walby
31 May 2011
The deepest recession since the 1930s calls for fresh thinking on how to create the conditions for economic recovery and sustainable growth. What is the future for the UK economy?
14 February 2011
As Generation Y, or Millennials, continue to enter the workforce, there is a growing concern that generations will go to war over access to pay, benefits and career opportunities....