Proportion of women on FTSE 100 executive committees remains static

News Article - 21/07/2016 : equality and diversity, Executive recruitment, gender, General, leadership, talent management

The number of women working at executive committee level has not increased for more than two years in FTSE 100 businesses, according to new research by Cracking the Code. 

The findings from the collaboration between KPMG, Why...

Clydes boasts 50% female promotions in latest round

News Article - 19/04/2016 : clyde & co, gender, General, promotion

Clyde & Co has made good on its promise to increase gender diversity within its partnership after 50 per cent of those made up in this year’s 18-strong round were women.

The latest promotions round is the largest ever to be...

Legal stereotypes dictate the careers of women lawyers

News Article - 07/03/2016 : gender, General, law firm, stereotypes

'It's acceptable for women to sympathise, whereas men need to be tough,' says human rights lawyer

The UK's top law firms must recognise gender disparity issues in the workplace and empower women to consider...

Unconscious gender bias plays big part in finance sector

News Article - 01/03/2016 : gender, General, prejudice, salary, Finance

The experiences of men and women working in finance vary drastically in terms of pay, progression and prejudice, according to new research released today by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians).

Findings include that men are twice...

Sex and partnership - female lawyers that would like to be partners and are feeling discouraged

Resource - 24/02/2016 : gender, Legal Profession, women in business, Human Resources

This article is aimed at female lawyers that would like to be partners and who, swamped by well-meaning commentary, are feeling discouraged. In many cases the commentary has been as misogynistic as it claims the profession to be. Commentators...

Why do women really leave their employers?

Resource - 08/02/2016 : ambitin, employers, gender, survey, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

Ambition recently ran a survey with our female clients and candidates in order to find out if the common assumptions surrounding how women feel about and behave in their careers are actually true.  We then presented our findings to our...

Ambition strengthen commitment to diversity by launching a new subdivision, Ambition+.

News Article - 03/02/2016 : Ambition+, diversity, financial services, gender, professional services, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

Global boutique recruitment specialists Ambition have strengthened their commitment to diversity...

Wragges promises 30 per cent female partnership by 2026

News Article - 25/01/2016 : diversity, gender, General, Gowlings, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has promised to increase the number of women in its partnership from 20 per cent to 30 per cent by 2026, after figures reveal the firm lags behind its merger partner Gowlings.

As well as setting the 10-year...

ONS figures reveal record numbers of women in work

News Article - 21/01/2016 : gender, General, ONS, UK employment, Human Resources

UK employment has reached a record 74 per cent across the UK in the three months to November 2015, with both women and young people benefitting from continued jobs growth.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that...

How you define career success depends on your gender, research reveals

News Article - 20/01/2016 : gender, General, Research, success

Almost half (48 per cent) of women want to have reached career success before the age of 40, with one in three hoping to earn their ideal salary by 35 years old, research has revealed.

This is compared to just 39 per cent of men, as the...

Networking is crucial to improving female career progression, says report

News Article - 07/01/2016 : career, ceo, gender, General, networking, social networking, women

Women could progress further in their careers if they had a better understanding of how to use their social capital to reach the top, according to a report from the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

The findings, presented at the...

Women in finance expect lower bonuses than men

News Article - 16/12/2015 : bonus, diversity, gender, General, Finance

Women working in financial services in London have much lower expectations for their annual bonuses than their male colleagues, a survey has found.

According to Reuters, women surveyed by recruitment firm Astbury Marsden expected to...

Are female lawyers more ethical than the male?

News Article - 20/10/2015 : ethics, gender, General, The Lawyer

Article by Steven Vaughan, senior lecturer at the Law School, University of Birmingham

I recently spoke at the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) as part of a panel on women and cultural change in...

The leaky pipeline: gender and progression in the legal profession

Resource - 08/10/2015 : equity, gender, General, legal, recruiters

Issues involving gender and career progression have been commented on for decades. Within the legal profession genuine efforts aimed at addressing the issue have been made but have led largely to frustration and confusion rather than progress....

Quotas for women ‘inevitable’ say female business heads

News Article - 22/02/2012 : equality, gender, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

Two thirds say nothing has changed since Lord Davies report.

There has been slow progress in efforts to increase the number of women in boardrooms and quotas may be the only way to remedy the situation, according to the heads of...