Dedicated Wendy in line for award

A community worker who has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to helping people in Blackpool has been shortlisted for a national award. Wendy Pearce, 72, is in line for recognition in the Lifetime Achievement category at the National Diversity Awards. Over the years she has worked with schools, young offenders and first time parents to try and … Read More

Mary Seacole charity shortlisted for diversity award

The charity devoted to Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole has been shortlisted for a national diversity award. The Mary Seacole Trust has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards (NDA) 2017. The charity, which promotes the legacy of Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, has been nominated for the Community Organisation Award in the Race, Religion and Faith category. UK charities … Read More

Role model Jane up for national diversity award

A KNUTSFORD resident and social enterprise founder has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award in the positive role model for gender category. Jane Kenyon, who founded Girls Out Loud in 2010, has made the list after 22,000 nominees were considered. Girls Out Loud aims to raise the confidence and aspirations and teenage girls in the north west and north … Read More

With Women at the Forefront, the Unions are Relevant Again

The wage freeze we are living through is the longest since Victorian times. The public sector pay cap means that many employees entered 2017 facing cuts to real pay. Nurses, police officers, ambulance drivers and firefighters are all earning less than they did five years ago. And though the gender pay gap for men and women in their 20s has … Read More

Closing gender pay gap may take a generation says PwC

Women in the UK may have to wait another generation before finally seeing the gender pay gap close, boosting female earnings by around £85bn a year or an average £6,100 per working woman. Published on 21 February, the annual PwC’s Women in Work Index finds that despite progress made in increasing female participation in the workforce and a narrowing of … Read More

Glasgow Women’s Library to Perform Stage Show for International Women’s Day

‘No One Can Harm Me Unpunished. I Am A Woman’ will be taking place twice next month in accordance with the city’s celebrations for International Women’s Day. The two shows will be held in The City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Kelvin College. A team from the Glasgow Women’s library have unveiled a ground breaking performance to celebrate International Women’s day. … Read More

Supreme Court in Search of Judges That Will Improve Diversity

Law society hopes court will better ‘reflect society’, as all of current panel are white and majority are privately educated men. The supreme court began its search for three new judges on Thursday, seeking members who will “improve the diversity of the court”. Of the court’s 11 current members, 10 are men and all are white. Just two were not privately … Read More

Reducing gender pay gap would add ‘£150bn to UK economy by 2025’

Source: cipd.co.uk The gender pay gap – which currently stands at 19.2 per cent – will be “with us for a lifetime” and cause significant damage to the UK’s productivity levels if government and employers fail to take action, a gender equality and women’s rights charity has warned. The Fawcett Society has also revealed new research that found 77 per … Read More