Engineers proud to march at Pride

Workers from across the construction industry were out in force for last weekend’s Pride event in London under the #BuildingEquality banner. Employees from 23 engineering firms joined together to march behind a rainbow painted digger to increase awareness of LGBT+ staff working in the construction industry. The companies involved spanned the full range of the industry from developers to consultants … Read More

Report on gender equality in Psychology departments

Two key issues for Psychology have been confirmed by a survey of progress towards gender equality in Psychology departments across the UK. Our Research Board conducted the survey, in collaboration with the Social Justice and Inclusion Task Force, as part of its work to further the principles set out in the Athena SWAN Charter. It was conducted in the spring … 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

East Midlands Trains named as one of UK’s best employers for race equality

East Midlands Trains has been held up as an example for race equality in British workplaces in a new listing. The rail operator, part of the Stagecoach Group, was named as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race by charity Business in the Community. Creating the list was one of the recommendations made in the McGregor-Smith Review of race … Read More

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’ The proportion of women high earners has not changed for six years despite moves to increase diversity in senior positions, a study has found.  Only one in four people earning between £43,000 and £150,000 in each of the last six years are women, research showed.Heidi Watson, of … Read More