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Equal opportunity for men and women: where do we start?

This progress is positive, but there’s still a long way to go to close the gender gap for good. A report by the World Economic Forum found that the global progress in levelling the gender playing field has stalled since 2013. In fact, the UK now comes 15th in a global ranking of four areas that include education, health, the workplace and political representation – a drop from 9th place in 2006.

Article by: Press Release | Published: 20 December 2017


Path to Parity: Tackling Unconscious Bias

There is widespread agreement that more needs to be done. Unconscious biases are “social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness,” according to UCSF’s Office of Diversity & Outreach. No matter our race, gender, background, education or income level, we all hold biases that have been shaped by our education, culture and experience.

Article by: Paradigm for Parity | Published: 21 November 2017

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When racism is subtle and devious

If you are a racist manager you are in a position to stop black people from joining your team or getting promotion. How is this possible with all the equal opportunity recruitment policies, the explicit procedures , the monitoring arrangements and a vigilant HR?

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 7 November 2017

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Inequality in the city

There are many barriers to employment that need to be broken down so that young people, no matter what their background, are given the chance to develop the career of their choice.

Article by: Bridget Gardiner | Published: 26 September 2017

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Gender Shouldn’t Dictate Future Success

As we look at the world today, it is easy for women and girls to feel discouraged by the lack of progress that has been made toward creating a culture where men and women compete on equal footing. Article by Valerie Jarrett.

Article by: Valerie Jarrett | Published: 8 September 2017

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The Wolfenden Report, 50 Years On

This September sees the 50th anniversary of the Wolfenden Report, which marked the beginning of the decriminalising of homosexuality in the United Kingdom. Reflecting on how far we have come in terms of combating discrimination, it’s now the case that just 2 percent of UK employees believe homophobia is the most apparent form of discrimination in their workplace. Nick Goldberg, CEO - UK & Ireland, Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna.

Article by: Nick Goldberg | Published: 2 September 2017

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How ethnic diverse are FTSE 100 boards?

Top firms' leadership pipeline improves for first time in four years. Ethnic diversity in leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increases to 5 percent, the highest level for four years.

Article by: Raj Tulsiani | Published: 18 August 2017

In the wake of the Beeb’s pay gap revelation

In the wake of the BBC's gender pay gap, following its enforced public disclosure of the salaries (of £150,000 or more) it pays to its “talent”.

Article by: Gary Freer | Published: 10 August 2017