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Boys get more pocket money than girls, Halifax survey finds

Published on 8 July 2016

Survey finds that pocket money pay at nine-year high, but gender pay gap among children is growing with boys 12% better off than girls compared to 2% in 2015.

UK Government calls for action after number of female appointments on boards falls to five-year low

Published on 8 July 2016

Ministers are calling on FTSE 350 businesses to ensure a third of boardrooms seats are filled with women by 2020.

Women workers highlight problems with ill-fitting protective equipment

Published on 21 June 2016

Women are still encountering difficulties with ill-fitting personal protective equipment at work causing discomfort and putting their safety at risk, according to a Prospect survey.

UK risks losing over 33,000 female scientists each year

Published on 20 June 2016

New research from L’Oréal UK & Ireland, conducted by NUS Insight, shows that almost a quarter of today’s female science students are considering walking away from the subject they love once they graduate.

Tech beats FTSE for female bosses (but there's still work to do)

Published on 20 June 2016

Technology businesses are beating the FTSE when it comes to the number of female bosses, as the startup sector sets an example to the rest of the business world for gender equality.

Action needed on digital skills crisis

Published on 13 June 2016

The Science and Technology Committee publishes a report warning that the UK risks being left behind if the Government does not take more action to address the digital skills crisis.

SNP urged to tackle digital skills 'gap' in science and computing

Published on 5 June 2016

Scottish Labour has called on the SNP to do more to encourage young women to study "key subjects" like computing and the sciences.

Learning the Language of the Future

Published on 2 June 2016

It is well documented that the technology world has a problem with a shortage of skilled workers and a worrying gender divide.

Too geeky for girls? Tech industry stereotypes are hindering equality

Published on 16 May 2016

Teachers are gradually being given the tools to get girls into computer science, but tech companies must pull their weight too.

Study examines factors affecting whether women choose a medical research career

Published on 19 April 2016

Unless exposed to positive research experience and role models during their medical education and training, women are unlikely to consider careers in academic medicine seriously.

One female scientist on a team could be 'worse than none'

Published on 13 April 2016

University of Edinburgh: Number of women in high performance computing and science in general is worryingly low, says scholar who leads group for female academics in her field.

Closing Facebook's gender pay gap only 'half the issue'

Published on 13 April 2016

Facebook has announced it is the latest technology company to close the gender pay gap.

In the Limelight: Women in tech

Published on 6 April 2016

Women are now seen as the driving force of the UK economy, with research compiled by Founders4Schools reporting a 30 per cent per year median growth rate of women-led companies with a turnover between £1 million and £250 million.

Desirable not smart - Women IMPAIRED by intelligent partners study finds

Published on 2 April 2016

Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated careers.

Women in rail: closing the gender gap

Published on 21 March 2016

Women in Rail's inaugural study on gender diversity in the UK rail industry has revealed that just over 16% of roles are filled by women. How can more women be encouraged to join and flourish in the industry, and with the sector's skills gap growing, is greater gender diversity needed to maintain standards?

Jobs for the girls: female apprentices needed to fill UK skills gap

Published on 17 March 2016

Women are still disproportionately absent from careers in engineering, construction and transport. How can we help redress the balance?

Why is the UK so bad at getting more women into engineering?

Published on 9 March 2016

On International Women's Day we should wonder why engineering in the UK is still so stubbornly male dominated.

'Critical shortage' of women in science jobs, report finds

Published on 8 March 2016

More women are needed in science jobs as a "critical shortage" is hampering Wales' future economic growth, a report has said.

Women-led businesses are 'driving force' of UK economy

Published on 7 March 2016

In a global first, new analysis - based on open-government and LinkedIn data-sets - reveals how companies led by women grow, perform and rank - identifying the fastest-growing and most dynamic women-led businesses across the UK.

Women in work series. Why we need more 50-something women on company boards

Published on 22 February 2016

Ian Wright, founder of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, urges women to have the confidence to go for board-level positions, because diversity improves how effective a business is.

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