Category Archives: Women

PAWA celebrates International Women’s Day

The Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA) celebrated International Women’s Day 2017 with a “Ties that bind Women from East to West” event at the University Women’s Club, London. Held in association with the Hermann Gundert Society, the conference heard debates on ‘Women in the Workplace’, ‘Radicalisation of Women’ and on the issue of ‘Women’s Voices. Chaired by Dr… Read More »

Support for women in Spring Budget 2017

On International Women’s Day Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced investment that supports women and backs gender equality. This includes £20 million for organisations that tackle domestic violence and abuse, as announced by the Prime Minister this morning; £5 million fund to celebrate 100 years of voting rights for women and a A further £5 million fund will be made… Read More »

‘Forward Ladies’ founder Etta Cohen honoured

Etta Cohen, a leading light for women in business has been awarded an OBE in recognition of her work, by Business Minister Margot James. Etta Cohen founded ‘Forward Ladies’ in 1999. She began her organisation by meeting with locally employed women and women who had founded their own businesses. ‘Forward Ladies’ now supports more than 1,300 business women… Read More »

4 new Board Members at BEIS

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced the appointment of Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen A. Carter and Stuart Quickenden as non-executive board members at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Non-executive board members are experts from outside government who provide oversight and challenge to the department in the development of policy and the management… Read More »

Plans to improve diversity in science & engineering

The science and engineering professions are taking steps to improve diversity and inclusion across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers. The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Science Council are launching a new framework, the first of its kind, to help professional bodies assess and monitor their progress on diversity and inclusion, with an event to be held… Read More »

Female tech representation yet to lift off

Latest figures from the 2016 Women in IT Scorecard research, published today by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Tech Partnership, show that women’s representation in the sector remains largely static despite continuing strong growth in job opportunities. According to the report, women make up just 17% of IT professionals, a figure essentially unchanged over the… Read More »

London’s gender pay gap is ‘unacceptable’

Sadiq Khan today hit out at the ‘unacceptable’ pay gap between men and women as he published full gender pay details of all organisations in the Greater London Authority (GLA) family – including Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police and the London Fire Brigade. Earlier this year, the Mayor honoured a manifesto pledge by publishing gender pay data for all… Read More »

Trump victory is a setback for gender equality

The Women’s Equality Party said that Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election was a setback for gender equality. “Today we mark a double disaster: America’s rejection of what could have been its first female president and those voters’ acceptance of misogyny. Because let’s be clear, this was a referendum on equality. Donald Trump’s success demonstrates so… Read More »