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So you’ve reported your gender pay gap data and the numbers don’t look good - By Catalyst Collective

Posted by Catalyst Collective on 08-Apr-2019 15:51:16

 

What are the top 3 things that companies need to do right now to have better data next year?

by Catalyst Collective

The gender pay gap is not a quick fix. It requires cultural, systemic and structural change to really shift the dial. But there are practical things you can do right away that will start to make a difference. A great place to get started is through our Gender Pay Gap - What Next? Report here

Create gender inclusive leadership models

Women are not broken and don’t need to be fixed. They are navigating organisational systems which are shaped around masculinised models of leadership. The prevailing unconscious leadership model inside your organisation affects the working lives of men and women and this underpins pay gaps, so start getting curious about this. 

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#WomenInScienceDay - I am happy to go to bed thinking of science and wake up thinking of the next experiment I can do

Posted by Hazel Lush on 11-Feb-2019 17:23:11

 

The Winston Churchill Award Ceremony in 2015. : Rebecca receiving her award from Professor Brian Clarke, world renowned architectural artist and 1974 Churchill Fellow.

 

This International Day for Women and Girls and Science, we wanted to share a piece by FRSA Rebecca A B Burton - University Research Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford where she reflects on her journey towards an award-winning career in science. A huge thank you to Rebecca for sharing her story. 

What is your role, and what work do you do at the moment in science? What was your journey to working in science like? 

"I am a University Research Lecturer and Sir Henry Dale Fellow of the Royal Society and Wellcome Trust. This research fellowship is aimed at early career scientists and has allowed me to establish myself as an independent Principal Investigator in the Department of Pharmacology, Oxford. I am also an elected Senior Research Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. My background training is in Physiology and Pharmacology. I would describe myself as a biomedical scientist with an interest in applying bioengineering methods to answer cardiac biophysical questions about causes and consequences of atrial arrhythmias.

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Tags: women in science

A Conversation with Gapsquare - Oracle Podcast: On Bridging The Gap

Posted by Danting Fang on 11-Feb-2019 14:42:54

In the latest episode of OracleNext podcast, Zara Nanu, CEO and founder of Gapsquare, talks to the host about Gapsquare's use of cloud-based software to narrow the gender pay gap, build equality and diversity into company practices and more. 

In the podcast Zara shares her background and experiences in how she learned to overcome stereotypes and establish Gapsquare with data science and intuitive tech.

Zara also discuss the benefits of joining Oracle’s startup programme, how Oracle both understands founders and customers and how this has helped Gapsquare have impact on diversity practices globally.

 

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Tags: Podcasts

Reasons why it's #NeverTooLate to Increase Gender Diversity in Science

Posted by Hazel Lush on 11-Feb-2019 09:59:24

Today, 11th Feb is the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, and at Gapsquare, we are passionate about building equality and diversity capacity across all industries. That's why we are working with the incredible Interactive Scientific to start the conversation about why it's #NeverTooLate to engage and sustain gender diversity in science-based workplaces and education. 

Do you have a story about getting women and girls engaged in science? Did you come to a science career late? Or perhaps you're building a more inclusive science-based workplace. Tweet us @Gapsquare and tell us why you think it's #NeverTooLate. 

Gapsquare uses intelligent and intuitive tech to give employers insights into a range of fair pay data and has therefore seen a range of responses to lack of gender diversity across industries. So – where does science come in terms of gender equality? Read on to learn about the gender pay gap in science and hear the thoughts and experiences of Caroline Clarke, Director of Operations, KETS Quantum Security and Charlotte R. Bermingham, Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder at Vitamica on how they are revolutionising the world of science. 

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This Tool Will Do Your Gender Pay Reporting 2019 For You

Posted by Hazel Lush on 06-Feb-2019 16:57:42

We’ve all heard the bad press, the context of the BBC Pay Gap scandal, reports of companies publishing incorrect pay gap data and increasing dramas around pay disparities. But we’re here to tell you that a glimmer of hope has emerged - Tech-start-up Gapsquare is providing international corporations and public sector bodies with instant pay gap reports that are correct, reliable and provide intuitive action plans. Using cloud-based analytical tools, Gapsquare, run by a combination of tech experts and specialists in equality issues, has saved companies thousands of hours of staff time in the last year alone, guiding international organisations such as Vodafone, London Metropolitan Police and Osborne Clarke through reporting pay inequalities and, for some, expanding this reporting to the ethnicity pay gap.

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Tags: Technology