Articles about 'business'

High heels and employers’ ‘freedom’ to impose

Holly Combe considers the possibility of employers being forced not to force women to wear high heels

Holly Combe // 11 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Standing up to industry norms

Sara Sheridan shares her experience of undertaking a feminist marketing campaign featuring a diverse range of models

Sara Sheridan // 17 April 2017

Categories: Fashion and Image, Features

Argumentation matters

After a new study indicates that having more women in leadership positions improves profits for businesses, Megan Stodel calls for thoughtfulness around the effect of choosing arguments when engaging in this debate

Megan Stodel // 12 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Downton and Dukedom: The real-life Lady Marys saving our country houses

Television drama, Downton Abbey and recent documentary, The Last Dukes both offer insights into the patriarchal traditions of the often unaccountable ruling class. Beccy Roberts challenges these traditions and discusses the importance of women in sustaining the UK’s country houses

Beccy Roberts // 6 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Bored of boardroom sexism

Another year, another display of the sexist tropes that hinder women in The Apprentice; Megan Stodel attempts to produce an assertive riposte but may end up just being feisty

Megan Stodel // 21 October 2015

Categories: Blog

To freeze or not to freeze

Guest blogger Izzy Woods is concerned about businesses offering to freeze employees' eggs

Guest Blogger // 21 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Nashville

As a drama about two women in the spotlight, More4’s Nashville has arguably been subject to a few gleeful expectations. Predictably, one of these has been evident in the critics’...

Holly Combe // 3 April 2013

Categories: Blog

A country mile ahead

The potential for conflict in Nashville has been seized on by critics but there is much more to the show than warring women and Southern stereotypes, says Sophie Mayer

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Categories: Television

Rail companies shunt women’s safety into a siding

When it comes to safety, the privatised rail industry is still putting profit first - and women nowhere. In this guest post, Jane Fae finds that a small story speaks volumes about commercial attitudes

Jane Fae // 22 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Parental leave: what’s the deal?

Laura looks at the issues surrounding parental leave, and explains why it is so important.

Laura // 14 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Iron Butterflies

Carrie Spencer reviews Birute Regine's guide to modern leadership by becoming an Iron Butterfly, which, Regine says, will help women "transform themselves and the world"

Carrie Spencer // 29 April 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

Disabled? Work for less!

I expect the headline above would be dismissed by Tory MP Philip Davies as yet more “leftwing hysteria” but it precisely reflects something he has seriously suggested: “The people who...

Holly Combe // 17 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Davos imposes gender quota on companies

Participants mill about at last year’s Davos summit Companies sending senior executives to the World Economic Forum in Davos must send at least one woman for every four men, reports...

Jess McCabe // 13 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Unemployed? On a low income? Make sure you vote!

Please note that the following blog post only represents my own opinion and is not meant to be taken as “the official F-word view on the election” I think the...

Holly Combe // 5 May 2010

Categories: Blog

Mothers Day? Fathers Day? Life Insurance Day!

I was recently alerted to a Just-in-time-for-Fathers-Day article about some research for Legal and General from brand strategy and research company BDifferent (I know… alarm bells already). It highlights an...

Holly Combe // 16 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Subvertising on Facebook!

Today, I belatedly discovered an interesting project that my Facebook friend Corinna posted a link to a couple of days ago. Basically, Teresa of Teresacentric.com got so sick of complaining...

Holly Combe // 16 July 2008

Categories: Blog

Part-time Work and the Wage Gap

On 17 May, we reported on a Guardian article that highlighted the pay gap between weekly earnings (i.e the fact that women’s median income is 53% of the median income...

Holly Combe // 29 May 2005

Categories: Blog

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