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The Importance of Male Allies: A Review of the Literature - All Together

An examination of peer-reviewed research across various industries regarding the roles men can take to improve gender equality in the workplace.

Source: All Together

https://alltogether.swe.org/2019…

Diversity
Gender

Backlash & buy-in: Responding to the challenges in achieving gender equality

Responding to the challenges in achieving gender equality

Source: Chief Executive Women (CEW) and Male Champions of Change (MCC)

https://malechampionsofchange.co…

Business
Diversity
Gender

Living longer - Office for National Statistics

One in four older female workers, and one in eight older male workers, have caring responsibilities. In this article, we look further at the differences between men and women who work and care, and how who is being cared for drives the number of hours a carer provides and their ability to work.

Source: Living longer

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepop…

Business
Flexible Working

Female representation in the City is rising thanks to Treasury Charter

"HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter continues to play a leading role in improving the gender balance across the UK’s financial services sector", says Jayne Anne-Gadhia.

Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/ne…

Women in Finance Charter

Venture Capitalists Are Using the Wrong Tools to Improve Gender Diversity - Behavioral Scientist

It is time for venture capitalists to stop trying to change hearts and minds and start redesigning their firms.

Source: Behavioral Scientist

http://behavioralscientist.org/v…

Business
Diversity

Building disability and mental health confidence

Whitepaper on Disability and Mental Health Confidence from Barclays Bank.

Source: Barclays

https://home.barclays/content/da…

Diversity
Health & Wellbeing

Dynamic Working

Dynamic Working is new way of thinking about and approaching working arrangements: a flexible working model that empowers individual colleagues. Launched globally in 2015, 57% of our colleagues reported working dynamically last year. What’s more, our engagement survey Your View found that their sustainable engagement is 83% – five points higher than our overall score – and they also report higher levels of productivity, job satisfaction and brand loyalty. Dynamic Working is working: for individuals, for business, and crucially, for the clients and communities we serve.

Source: Barclays

https://home.barclays/content/da…

Business
Flexible Working

Women at the Start

We look at how today’s young women should prepare for the world of work. We explain the importance of making the most of alumni contacts, how to make a case without being interrupted by men, and why becoming a reverse-mentor can help younger employees move ahead early in their career

Source: Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/reports/women…

Flexible Working
Gender
Career Development

Work Autonomy, flexibility and work-life balance

Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance (WAF Project) is a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as a part of their Future Research Leader Scheme (Grant ES/K009699/1) and based at the University of Kent. This project aims to examine how work autonomy and working-time flexibility (flexitime) is being used and provided, and how it can be used to benefit workers rather than to lead to increased intensification of work, blurring boundaries between work and family life.

Source: Dr Heejung Chung, University of Kent

http://wafproject.org/wordpress/…

Business
Flexible Working
Gender
Parenting

Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship sets out recommendations to improve female start-up and scale-up rates.

Plans to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Britain by fifty per cent have been set out, after independent research showed women face too many barriers to setting up their own business.

Source: Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship sets out recommendations to improve female start

https://www.rbs.com/rbs/news/201…

Business
Gender

Gender Balance Index 2019

Gender diversity in central banks has improved by six percentage points since 2018, but the overall picture remains heavily unbalanced, much more so than the equivalent in politics or the private side of the financial sector.

Source: Gender Balance Index 2019

https://thinktank.omfif.org/gbi1…

Banking and Finance
Gender

Women, business and The Law 2019

The index assessed eight indicators that influence economic decisions women make during their working lives – from freedom of movement to getting a pension – tracking legal blocks to either employment or entrepreneurship. Each country was scored and ranked, with a score of 100 indicating the most equal. Only six were given full marks.

Source: The World Bank

https://openknowledge.worldbank.…

Business
Gender