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Sports Banter In The Workplace – Is It Excluding Women?

A recent discussion online and in the headlines this week has centred around whether employers must crack down on sports chat in the workplace because it ‘excludes women and encourages laddish behaviour’ After a comment made on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, …

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Raising awareness for menopause in the workplace

It’s estimated that each day in the US, around 6,000 women reach menopause. Lasting upwards of 14+ years, on average women will start by hitting the significant transition stage called perimenopause around the age of 45, which echoes many of the same symptoms as menopause. Research suggests that with today’s …

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Mentoring and leadership of women professionals in the Middle East


Reach Mentoring is the first non-profit organisation dedicated to the mentoring and leadership of women professionals in the Middle East. Establishing its second cohort in collaboration with the Bahrain-based consultancy FinMark Communications at the Mentorship Forum (Bahrain) on the 25th November, MANAMA welcomes a further 20 women into the reach …

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Japan ‘glasses ban’ for women at work

A controversial topic in Japan sparked heated discussions on social media over the past few days as the hashtag “glasses are forbidden” trended on Twitter in reaction to a Japanese television show that exposed businesses who were imposing bans around dress practices and women in the workplace.  Women wearing glasses …

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