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DON’T FEAR THE GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING – COMMUNICATE!

Posted by Sian Webb on 01-Aug-2017 11:49:00

The Financial Times staff are meeting to discuss a strike as a result of gender pay gap data coming to light within the company. Women (and men) at the Financial Times want to hear that their company cares about the issues that are revealed by pay gap regulations but is this what’s being communicated?

 

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Tags: women in business, gender pay, gender pay gap, bbc, business, financial times, pay gap

LESSONS LEARNT? Reflections on the BBC pay gap dilemma

Posted by Sian Webb on 24-Jul-2017 18:00:00

The last five days must have been somewhat of a headache for Tony Hall, BBC Director-General. First, the damning list of salaries that showed that lack of female high earners and gender pay disparity, followed by some of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities writing a frank open letter calling him to “act now” to tackle the gender pay gap, rather than waiting until 2020 for it to be eliminated. It has certainly made headline news and spread to extensive conversations from within the BBC, the general workplace, to the pub with friends on the weekend.

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Tags: women in business, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, gender pay gap reporting, politics

EQUAL PAY VS THE GENDER PAY GAP: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Posted by Hazel Lush on 30-Jun-2017 11:43:00

New regulations came into force this April that require companies with over 250 employees to report on their gender pay gap. But what does this mean?

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Tags: women in business, legal, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, politics, independent, uk

GAPSQUARE – INSIGHTS FROM THE STEM GENDER EQUALITY CONGRESS, BERLIN

Posted by Sian Webb on 13-Jun-2017 11:40:00

Gapsquare’s Dr Zara Nanu joined teams of academics, industry experts, government representatives and policy makers at this year’s annual STEM Gender Equality Congress on the 8th and the 9th June where she spoke on Sharing Best Practice Between Industry and Academia. 

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Tags: women in business, diversity, legal, equality, regulations, Technology, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, uk

DOES BIAS IN TECH RUN DEEP? Gender pay gap in tech and science sectors

Posted by Hazel Lush on 24-Apr-2017 11:33:00

According to Lylan Masterman, Principal at White Star Capital  bias runs deep for women in tech. Are we tackling the challenges that face women by asking them to hide their identity or does expressing it outwardly work out more beneficial for women?
“the women who are working in technology today know how to triumph over adversity. This is a group that has suffered significant bias in our society — studying computer science or engineering in college, going out into the male-dominated environment of the modern tech world and succeeding despite those biases. And then, many have gone on to start companies in the tech industry despite the well-known challenges there.”

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Tags: women, women in business, diversity, equality, regulations, Technology, gender pay gap, business, pay gap