Women in leadership

A man’s view on stopping misogyny at work

Misogyny is a scary word for many men. It is often described as woman-hating but the dictionary describes it as a contempt for or an ingrained prejudice against women. If it’s only associated with the...

Less than one in five see gender equality at work

Just 19% of UK employees think there is gender equality in their workplace, according to new research by technology giant Samsung.

Diversity and inclusion at AstraZeneca

Perhaps more than ever, the global response to COVID-19 has seen the work of the pharmaceutical industry placed under the spotlight.

How Hertfordshire County Council is prioritising D&I in its coronavirus recovery

Hertfordshire County Council has reinvigorated its D&I strategy to ensure its employees feel more valued during its coronavirus recovery.

The black glass ceiling – what it is and how HR can smash it

For years the expression BAME has been used to describe people with ethnicity that is not white. It was widely accepted and often at times used by members of the black community themselves.

Eliminating the zero-sum game mindset will accelerate workplace diversity

For a number of years, businesses have been working to embed diversity initiatives and inclusive behaviours into their culture, increasing awareness and understanding of the benefits a diverse...

Why we must all choose to challenge for International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2021 (IWD) is an opportunity to reflect on the progress both Diageo and society have made towards improving gender equality. But the unprecedented challenges of the last...

HR has the opportunity to help progress women at work

Coronavirus presents an opportunity for HR to create a culture that encourages women's progression, despite the pandemic's detrimental impact on gender equality in the workplace.

The Handford Parish Council viral zoom meeting showcased everyday sexism at work

A video of a chaotic parish council meeting went viral last week. After ten months of living and working through a pandemic, many of us could relate to the new challenges we face navigating an online...

HR future leader: Katherine Hoppins, Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Katherine Hoppins is HR business parter at the Financial Compensation Scheme. Here, she talks about her career so far.

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Gender pay gap decreases

A report from The Fawcett Society has reported that the mean gender pay gap for all employees, not just those working full-time, is 14.6% this year, down from 16.3% last year.

Targets not enough to help women into senior leadership roles

There are still too few women in senior leadership positions to drive long-term change, despite voluntary targets having boosted gender diversity on UK boards.