20
July

The time has come to #FaceHerFuture

Today we come together with women’s organisations and allies to launch our new Face Her Future campaign, which is about the future we want for the women and girls in...

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26
January
The sexist surcharge: why Boots should lead the way on reviewing pricing

The sexist surcharge: why Boots should lead the way on reviewing pricing

Last week The Times published the results of an investigation into sexist pricing on our high streets, and the results were mind-boggling, even to those of us who have long...

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21
January
The great quotas debate

The great quotas debate

Gender quotas are taking off.  From politics to the judiciary via company boards, all around the world, quotas are opening doors that were previously shut to women.  Yet they remain...

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17
November
The gender pension gap

The gender pension gap

In May 2013, George Osborne, speaking at the Global Investment Conference in London, admitted he was delighted with the money he had saved by increasing the State Pension age, which...

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27
August
A gap in thinking on equal pay?

A gap in thinking on equal pay?

The beauty about leaving a job and starting a new one is the chance to be reflective, to think more clearly and to say one or two challenging things. So...

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13
August
Taking Fawcett forward

Taking Fawcett forward

It’s the end of my first week as the new Chief Executive and I am already getting to grips with what Fawcett’s future agenda will be and how it could...

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12
June
Assessing the childcare divide

Assessing the childcare divide

The number of female Cabinet ministers who are also mothers is now 57 per cent, up from 40 per cent in 2010. Does this signal that Parliament is inclined to...

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01
June
Gender gap in buying a first home

Gender gap in buying a first home

Coming hot on the heels of Fawcett's blog on housing prospects post election, I have uncovered figures that show that female first-time buyers have to work for longer than men in...

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22
May
Where will people live?

Where will people live?

Housing has quite rightly moved up the political agenda in recent years as the shortage of homes becomes more acute. Demand currently outweighs supply and affordable housing is becoming hard...

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13
May
Female pilots: flying in the face of adversity

Female pilots: flying in the face of adversity

I am a professional artist living in Godalming, Surrey, and I have created an art installation called Skylines. This features the names of 301 female aircraft pilots who, I believe,...

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