Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World invites youth change-makers around the world to submit impactful ideas to empower disadvantaged women and girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa with business and livelihood skills to attain a sustained livelihood for a chance to win a US$25,000 grant.
A £2 million scheme to boost childcare businesses and get more women into work has opened its doors for applications today.
From today (1 May 2013) people who want to set up a new nursery or a childminding business can get grants of up to £500 to help cover things like legal and insurance costs, training, equipment, and adaptations to premises. They will also be encouraged to join up with a free business mentor and access specially-tailored business start-up advice. The scheme will help launch up to 6,000 new childcare businesses.
Female talent needs to be underpinned at all levels if companies are to improve gender diversity in the boardroom, the CIPD’s HRD conference heard yesterday.
“It’s important to have women on boards,” said Fiona Cannon, director of diversity and inclusion at Lloyds Banking Group. “But unless talent pipelines are built early on businesses will not be able to sustain it – and where will the next generation of women leaders come from?”
Cannon told delegates that the bank had been stepping up its efforts to develop and retain senior level women in recent years...
The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading campaign for women’s equality and rights. We trace our roots back to 1866, when Millicent Garrett Fawcett began her lifetime’s work leading the peaceful campaign for women’s votes.
Our vision is of a society where women and our rights and freedoms are equally valued and respected and where we have equal power and influence in shaping our own lives and our wider world.
In 2010 government commissioned Lord Davies of Abersoch to find out what was preventing women becoming board members, and to develop a strategy to increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies.
His latest annual report shows that two years after the review there are more women in the boardrooms of the UK’s top companies. There is also a growing recognition that this benefits business, the economy and wider society.
As of 1 March 2013 the figures show within the FTSE 100:
This workshop analyses the use of exceptions and justifications to the prohibition of discrimination under the existing provisions of EU law and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The event is in Maastricht on 27 and 28 June 2013 and there is no charge for registration.
Participants at this event will be briefed about and discuss the latest developments in supporting disabled people in the workplace.
The morning ‘policy & legal’ session will focus on Government actions to remove barriers to disabled people entering and progressing in the workplace and examine employers’ legal duties towards disabled employees.
The afternoon ‘practice’ session will provide an opportunity to learn from employers who have a good record in supporting disabled employees and discuss what more can be done.
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