Category Archives: Women

Diversity UK CEO awarded honorary doctorate

Lopa Patel MBE, Founder & CEO of Diversity UK, was awarded an honorary doctorate by The Open University at a graduation ceremony hosted at the Barbican Centre on Friday 22nd September 2017. She was recognised for her efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in science and technology, and her broader contribution to British industry, society and culture. Presented… Read More »

Tackling the gender imbalance in local government

A new IPPR report ‘Power to the people? Tackling the gender imbalance in combined authorities and local government’ argues that young women are ready and willing to participate in politics. The UK general election in June 2017 saw a rise in voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-old women, with participation up from 44 to 53 per cent compared with the 2015 general… Read More »

Ethnic representation on FTSE boards flatlines

The fourth Green Park Leadership 10,000 report published on 17th August 2017 shows that ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has flat-lined. Although the ethnic leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increased to 5%, six-in-ten (58%) of boards are still all white. “Whilst Ministers have devoted significant resource to supporting gender equality activity – for example the… Read More »

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on gender diversity

Following the sacking of a senior software engineer at Google, who shared an internal memo outlining his views that gender gaps at Google are the result of biological differences between men and women, and that the company shouldn’t offer programs that help under-represented groups, the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai issued the following statement on August 8th, 2017. “This… Read More »

Top salaries call into question BBC’s PSB remit

The BBC today (19th July 2017) published its annual report which shows that despite increased competition and changes in technology the BBC continues to reach 95% of the UK adults each week. As part of the publication, the BBC has disclosed the amounts paid to staff and talent over £150,000 from the licence fee in the last financial… Read More »

WeAreTechWomen Conference on 30th Nov 2017

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity is hosting its second full day conference for female technologists on 30th November 2017 in London.  This conference is aimed at women in the sector who are looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. This unique conference includes the opportunity for delegates to learn about… Read More »

Stunning rise in Women & BME MPs to Westminster

Despite the hung parliament outcome of the UK General Election 2017, there has been a stunning rise in the number of women and an increase in BME MPs. One of the unexpected results of this election has seen a remarkable rise in BME MP’s in Westminster with 10 new BME MP’s and only one loss, taking the number… Read More »

Shafi Ahmed named Top Asian in UK Tech 2017

Surgeon and VR evangelist Professor Shafi Ahmed was last night (6th June 2017) honoured with the Chairman’s Award at the launch of the official list of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2017. He was presented the award by HRH The Duke of York, who established the Pitch@Palace entrepreneurship competition to help tech businesses scale-up globally,… Read More »