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...

UK elite lead way on female partners as promotions rise at top firms

News Article - 22/06/2012 : diversity, equality, gender diversity, partner promotions, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Female partner promotions across the UK top 10 have increased by more than a third this year, as the country’s largest firms push forward with efforts to boost gender diversity in their senior ranks.

The total number of women made...

'Male-focused' recruitment processes holding women back from boardrooms

News Article - 31/05/2012 : boardroom, diversity, recruitment, selection processes, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Efforts to bring more women onto the boards of FTSE 350 companies are being held back by selection processes that favour candidates who fit in with masculine boardroom cultures.

This is according to a report from the Equality and...

Women and BME lawyers “use special strategies to overcome discrimination in large law firms”

News Article - 13/04/2012 : BME, institutional discrimination, women, Human Resources, Human Resources


Women and people from ethnic minorities have to employ special strategies to overcome institutional discrimination when working in large law firms, the British Sociological Association’s annual conference will hear today.


Herbert Smith trials unconscious bias training in gender diversity push

News Article - 12/04/2012 : diversity, gender diversity, unconscious bias training, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Herbert Smith is set to pilot unconscious bias training for its partners next month, as the firm aims to boost gender diversity within its senior ranks.
The firm will enrol 20 of its London partners in the training pilot on 30 May...

Revealed: the reasons why UK associates join US firms - and it's not just for money

News Article - 10/04/2012 : UK associates, US firms, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Nearly twice as many men as women join US firms to improve their chances of making partner, a survey by The Lawyer reveals today.

The survey, which was sent to thousands of UK associates at US firms between 15 and 29 March this...

Europe moves closer to boardroom diversity quotas

News Article - 30/03/2012 : board-level, compulsory quotas, European consultation, women, Human Resources, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

A European consultation has begun that could result in the introduction of compulsory quotas for the numbers of women appointed to board-level positions.

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding yesterday announced the launch of the...

Lord Davies calls for faster rate of change in boardroom diversity

News Article - 28/03/2012 : boardroom, diversity, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Although there has been an increase in the number of women appointed to board-level positions in the past year, the rate of improvement is slower than that laid out by Lord Davies in his report on boardroom diversity 12 months ago.

A year...

Part-time female workers earn more than men, figures show

News Article - 27/03/2012 : equality, part time, pay gap, salaries, women, Finance, Finance, Human Resources

Analysis shows headline gender pay gap is ‘misleading’ says business group.

Women working part-time earn more on average than men in a reversal of the traditional gender pay gap, according to a new analysis of official statistics...

Top law firms redouble efforts to boost female representation

News Article - 23/03/2012 : appointment, board, equality, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Herbert Smith, Hogan Lovells and Addleshaw Goddard are among a host of firms rolling out new initiatives to help retain and promote more female lawyers, with the moves coming as businesses face increasing pressure to up the number of...

‘Significant’ progress on female board members

News Article - 14/03/2012 : appointment, board, women

But most new appointments are non-executives, figures show.

Ministers and academics have praised the “significant” progress made in increasing the number of women on boards, a year after Lord Davies launched his report on the issue...

Women add emotional intelligence to boardroom, finds report

News Article - 14/03/2012 : appointment, board, equality, women, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

Executives believe better gender balance helps decision-making.

Most executives believe that hiring more women into board positions brings more emotional intelligence to the top table, research has shown.

The survey of over...

Women told to act collectively to advance their interests in law firms

News Article - 09/03/2012 : equality, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Now is the time for collective action by women lawyers who want to improve their lot in the legal world, the Law Society vice-president said yesterday.

Addressing the Women in Law summit in London, Lucy Scott Moncrieff said women...

Companies could be forced to publish gender equality efforts

News Article - 19/01/2012 : equality, equality bill, financial reporting council, gender, women, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

The government is to announce proposals today to force companies to make public what they are doing to increase the number of women in senior roles.

Ministers have asked the Financial Reporting Council to consider adding a clause to the UK...