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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: IMF Survey Sheds Light on Gender Inequality in Central Banks

A recent IMF survey shows that less than half of workers in advanced economy central banks are women, and they are mostly in administrative and HR roles. The survey covers diversity policies, employment practices, earnings, leave and work arrangements, and childcare and other benefits. The Human Resources Gender Index (HRGI) was created to measure gender […]

Eight out of ten firms pay men more than women

Men still earn more than women, according to data gathered by the BBC. Despite a continued push for equality, the wage difference is still 9.4%, the same level as in 2017/18 when companies were first required to publish figures. The data is based on the difference in pay between the middle-ranking woman and the middle-ranking […]

Digitas UK partners with Next Tech Girls to inspire young women into tech

Digitas UK, the digital agency helping brands get future ready has partnered with Next Tech Girls to #SmashTheStereotype and inspire the next generation of diverse tech talent.  Digitas connects the power of creativity, data, strategy, technology, media and experience design to deliver immersive customer experiences and will be offering young students an opportunity to get […]

UK gender pay gap widens as childcare costs worsen ‘motherhood penalty’

The UK’s gender pay gap has widened as sharp increases in the cost of childcare has worsened a “motherhood penalty”, pricing many women out of work altogether, according to a new report. The nation’s average pay gap widened by 2.4 percentage points to 14.4 per cent in 2021, accountancy giant PwC found in its Women in Work index. It […]

'Reality gap' identified in gender equality survey on what Canadians think vs. experience

As the International Women’s Day approaches, a new gender equality survey suggests there's a "reality gap" when it comes to what Canadians think versus what they actually experience. According to an annual "state of the nation" report published this week from Bumble, a dating and social networking app, nearly half (49%) of Gen Z believes […]

Mothers, older workers and disabled people hold the key to getting Britain back to work

Government efforts to boost Britain’s workforce should focus on supporting more mothers into work, and helping older workers and those with a disability stay in work, rather than persuading the large Covid cohort of older workers to ‘unretire’, according to new Resolution Foundation research published. The issue of workforce participation has come to a head […]

How women can survive and thrive in the tech’s “Boy’s Club”

After the tech boom women still remain second class citizens Whispers resound that Silicon Valley is sliding back into ‘Bro Culture’ – that is, of course, if you believe that the tech industry ever actually rid itself of bro culture in the first place. And, despite women outperforming men in coding, interpersonal, and leadership skills, surging firings by technology companies late last […]

RAF diversity drive 'discriminated against 160 white men'

Problems created by push for women and ethnic minorities come as crisis-hit Armed Forces also face sex harassment scandals. The RAF has been accused of discriminating against 160 white men in its effort to meet “aspirational diversity targets”. Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the defence select committee, told MPs that the RAF’s former head of recruitment had […]

6 ways employers can improve on intersectionality

Hays’ Sandra Henke explores how embracing intersectionality can help employers improve the experience of all employees. Diversity is not a linear issue. As companies seek to be representative of the communities they operate in and that make up their workforce, many still consider their diversity efforts in distinct, singular characteristics. For example, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality […]

Will diversity slip further as the tech slowdown continues?

Tech knows it has a diversity problem. But with the current slowdown in funding and economic growth, many investors and founders are concerned that things could get worse.  According to Atomico’s State of European Tech report, all-female founding teams accounted for 6% of all funding rounds in 2022, but only 1% of the funding raised. It’s […]

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