Tech Talent Charter among UK initiatives to boost diversity in tech

The UK government ended the first month of 2018 with an agreement to sign the Tech Talent Charter diversity initiative, as part of efforts to address the lack of gender diversity and skills in the technology industry. Signing the charter commits UK government tech teams to including women on interview shortlists wherever possible and collecting and submitting anonymised data for an annual … Read More

Suranne Jones calls for gender equality and equal pay with 50/50 badge at the NTAs

Suranne Jones made quite the statement at the National Television Awards last night. Not only did she collect the award for Drama Performance for her role in Doctor Foster, but she campaigned for gender equality in the arts. The 39-year-old accessorised her red carpet suit with a 50/50 badge from Equal Representation for Actresses. Wearing the red and white badge … Read More

Sturgeon urges businesses to quicken pace of gender equality

The first minister has warned businesses to step up the pace of gender equality or the progress already made could stall. Nicola Sturgeon said companies must “inject new momentum” into improving women’s representation. She was speaking following publication of the Hampton- Alexander Review which calls for FTSE companies to increase the number of female board members. She said: “Public tolerance … Read More

Sadiq Khan On His Plans To Drive Gender Equality Forward In 2018

MAYOR Sadiq Khan has unveiled a major new campaign for 2018, to mark 100 years since women gained the vote in the UK and to drive forward the progress of gender equality across London. Titled #BehindEveryGreatCity – a play on the feminist slogan of the Sixties and Seventies, “Behind Every Great Man Stands A Great Woman” (a mantra that the … Read More

Marriage equality law passes Australia’s parliament in landslide vote

Jubilation and tears of joy as Australia becomes the 25th country to recognise same-sex marriage. Australia’s parliament has legislated for marriage equality, passing a bill almost unanimously to allow two people, regardless of sex, to marry. On Thursday the House of Representatives passed a cross-party bill after unprecedented national postal survey gave unstoppable momentum to legislate the historic social reform. … Read More