Month: June 2020

Job listings reinforce traditional gender roles

Research shows that gendered language in job descriptions discriminates against women – but companies are beginning to address it   Traditional gender roles are reinforced by job adverts, a new study shows, which analysed 750,000 job postings by UK job board Totaljobs. Less than one per cent of the adverts …

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Investment fund launches for female-founded startups

Investment fund manager Innvotec is injecting £10 million into female-led firms to address the UK’s gender funding gap Alternative investment fund manager Innvotec launched a new fund today (29 June) to invest exclusively in UK female-founded enterprises. Its Female Ventures Fund (FVF) will deploy £10 million this year into early-stage …

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Nasa HQ rename honours first black female engineer

Nasa is set to name its headquarters in Washington DC after its first black female engineer, Mary Jackson   Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine has announced the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA hired back in …

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