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135+ years to close global gender gap says World Economic Forum

Closing the global gender gap increases a generation from 99.5 years - 135.6 years says World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2021 with a further generation of women waiting for gender parity

Source: International Women's Day

https://www.internationalwomensd…

Gender
Pay Gap
Equality

Report: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter - Annual Review 2020 - New Financial

Five years since the UK Government launched the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, signatories faced their biggest test yet as the pandemic struck in 2020. This fourth Annual Review analyses the largest cohort yet, with data from 209 signatories. The UK government launched the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter in March 2016 to …

Source: New Financial

https://newfinancial.org/report-…

Women in Finance Charter

Government says in the interest of employers and employees to make offer of flexible working standard

The Minister for Women and Equalities calls for flexible working to be normalised

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/ne…

Flexible Working
Gender

Balancing work and family: Achieving an equilibrium that works for you

To celebrate International Women’s Day - hear the stories from an array of speakers with differing perspectives, including our own Janine Hirt. They will discuss how they manage their own work-life balance, and how they work toward achieving an equilibrium that is both successful and sustainable.

Source: Balancing work and family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

Business
Flexible Working
Parenting

Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan addresses International Women’s Day event

International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience delivers keynote speech at COP26 event, 'Climate Action and Gender Equality: Can We Close One Gap Without the Other?'

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/sp…

Gender
Equality
ESG

Britons among least likely to prioritise gender pay gap in Covid…

Britons are among those least likely to prioritise tackling the gender pay gap right now as society rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new global study to mark International Women’s Day.

Source: Kings College London

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/brito…

Gender
Pay Gap

Hampton-Alexander Review 2020 Report Published

The figures revealed in today’s report demonstrate real progress in the numbers of women holding Non- Executive Director roles (up at 42%), but at the same time show far less progress in the number of women CEOs and the number of women holding Executive Committee positions (only 25%). Where women do sit on ExCo’s they are invariably in functional roles and not Profit & Loss positions, with 72% of all women on Executive Committees holding HR Director roles.

Source: Hampton -Alexander

https://execpipeline.com/general…

Gender
Women on Boards

The Kalifa Review of UK FinTech

Independent report on the UK Fintech sector by Ron Kalifa OBE.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/pu…

Technology

Driving UK Post Pandemic Prosperity - CMI

New Joint Report from CMI & the IoD on the need to put management and leadership sklills at the heart of the UK's post pandemic economic recovery.

Source: CMI

https://www.managers.org.uk/know…

Business
Leadership
Covid 19

Guidance and Best Practice Examples for VCs, Private Equity and Institutional Investors with regards to Diversity and female entrepreneurship

Investors and professionals from the venture investment community have released best practice guidelines to help increase investment in under-represented founders and drive diversity and returns across the investment sector. The ‘’Guidance and best practice examples for VCs, private equity and insti

Source: GenderSmart

https://www.gendersmartinvesting…

Diversity
Gender
Entrepreneurship

Fawcett leads calls to reinstate gender pay gap reporting

Fawcett Society has launched a joint statement with leading equality charities, campaigners and business groups to call for the reinstatement of enforcement on large employers to report their gender pay gap.

Source: The Fawcett Society

https://www.fawcettsociety.org.u…

Gender
Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Urgent action required - CMI

CMI is seeking support for a campaign to immediately reinstate all Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reporting requirements – this cannot continue to be ignored

Source: CMI

https://www.managers.org.uk/know…

Gender
Pay Gap