Business and Industry
Diversity & Inclusion
HSBC provides women with the chance to shine
The bank understands the importance of gender diversity and wants to tap into women’s abilities and ideas.
Focus on outcomes to attract women to tech careers
Girls get put off digital careers at a young age, but the key to changing that is to show how tech changes lives for the better, says Tech Partnership CEO Karen Price.
Teenage girls and parents must talk about science
Businesses boom when they have a high female presence on the boards. So what can we do to persuade women to take a greater interest in the STEM areas in the future?
10 ways to boost women's entrepreneurial spirit
Carrie Green is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association and her book ‘She Means Business’ is out now. Here are her top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs.
How can employers help women return to work?
The tech sector is suffering from a skills crisis which could be solved partly by enticing more women back to work, although it’s not always that easy to find them.
Women need men on their side to achieve gender balance
There are huge benefits for businesses that have a diverse mix of people in the top jobs but men must play their part in supporting women to reach senior positions.
Unlocking the barriers for ambitious women to reach the top
Women do strive for senior jobs but too few of them are making it into the boardroom or into executive posts. Organisations must understand why if they are to boost diversity.
We all benefit when women do well in business
Society and the economy gain if the full potential in professional women is unlocked, says Griselda Togobo, managing director of business support network Forward Ladies.
Creative thinking vital to becoming an inclusive employer
Creating a diverse culture at work takes time, but that is no excuse, says Inclusive Employers’ director Richard McKenna who wants organisations to think differently and act now.
Older workers have the skills employers need
Older workers bring years of experience and knowledge which employers will increasingly need to access, but the workplace environment must support an aging population.
Recruitment snobbery could be harming social mobility
Many companies automatically ask for graduates when hiring, but employers should explore all areas of society to uncover the best talent.
Inclusivity is crucial to UK growth in uncertain times
The business case for having a diverse workforce has been made time and again, but the struggle to convince all employers to embrace inclusivity continues.
Helping women to boardroom success
In 2010 the 30% Club was established to push for the representation of women on the boards of the companies in the FTSE 100.
How to mind the pay gap
Despite decades of attempts to equalise the position of women in the workplace, the gender equity gap and underrepresentation of women in some areas is causing damage to the economy.
Fulfilling women’s potential in the workplace
The British economy is losing out because businesses do not make the most of women’s potential in the workplace.
In the City there’s strength in numbers
In 2008, Vanessa Vallely decided to set up Wearethecity.com, a one stop shop for everything a working woman would need as she follows the kind of career path that had traditionally been open to men.
Is gender an issue for graduates entering the jobs market?
Charlie Ball, head of higher education intelligence at Prospects looks at the career opportunities for female graduates.
Gender balance: not just a feminist issue
Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK explains why achieving a greater gender balance can be transformative in a business's development.
Diverse graduate recruitment 'revitalises innovation'
Savvy businesses, particularly well-resourced ones with well-developed graduate schemes, are working hard to improve the diversity of their workforce.
Closing the gender gap in the technology industry
"Closing the gender gap is not only an equitable and fair thing to do, it leads to a more coherent society, it's good for individuals, families, communities, companies and, ultimately, the country" - Trudy Norris-Grey, Chair of WISE.
Why gender equality matters in business
The benefits of women in business are well documented yet obstacles remain. Here four successful business women give their views.
Shaping the agenda and building an inclusive society
Businesses need to understand that diversity and inclusion strategies can help them become more successful, says Dianah Worman OBE.
Gender balance needs 'action from schoolroom to boardroom'
Brenda Trenowden explains that female representation in the boardroom has improved over the last five years, but there is much more to do to achieve genuine gender parity at senior level in big businesses.
Only fully committed companies make 'lasting change'
The ironic thing about diversity and inclusion is that it's about promoting difference. Yet so many organisations do exactly the same things to try to be innovative and creative in this space.
Inclusion in engineering: It’s not a linear process
Businesses that are openly inclusive towards other underrepresented groups can attract and retain more of the potential female and male talent pool.
Engineering: a man's world?
Roma Agrawal explains that although engineering is still a male-dominated industry, more women are now being encouraged into engineering fields.
Why energy company SSE is thinking differently about diversity
It is important to build a diverse, ambitious and competent workforce who can demonstrate the knowledge and innovation to deal with the challenges ahead. Here we present the inspiring stories of four talented women at SSE.
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