Close the Gap newsround (24)

This edition captures articles related to the gender pay gap and its causes.

NEWS - General

The Guardian

Employment trends: women in local government

Women directors boost company performance

Why has the number of senior female managers fallen at the NAO?

What is the private sector's attitude to women voluntary sector leaders?

The Herald

Gender gap in UK apprentice schemes

The Telegraph

Caroline Thomson: BBC still has work to do on sexism and ageism

Companies forced to reveal number of women staff

Mothers who return to work treated like 'subspecies'

Trade Union Council

Women could miss out on auto-enrolement into workplace pensions

Accountancy Age

Pay up, so women don't ship out

Shropshire News

Female apprentices 'face pay gap'

Huffington Post

Male, Pale and Stale: The Gender Gap in the UK's Leading Roles

NEWS - Media

Why does this shocking dearth of women in the media persist?

Fewer than one in five R4 Today guests or reporters are women

Women in Journalism research finds sexist stereotypes dominate front pages of newspapers

NEWS - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Women in Technology

Flexible working attracts women into IT roles at Intel


Challenging the gender imbalance in renewable industry

Meet GoldieBlox: the toy designed to get girls interested in engineering

Why are so few women working in technology?

The Telegraph

Women in UK engineering jobs 'worryingly low'

How Intel attracts more women into engineering roles

BBC News

Women of Wikipedia edit planned to celebrate the legacy of Ada Lovelace Day

State schools in England & Wales 'failing girls who want to study physics'

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Women Still Have to Prove Themselves in Academic Hiring


STUC Women's Conference

12 - 13 November, 2012; Concert Hall, Perth

Scottish Trade Union women gather to discuss a wide range which impact on the lives of women. For further information contact Helen Carson, Admin Assistant, STUC, at or telephone 0141 337 8100.


Scottish Government

Procurement Reform Bill

Ends on the 2 November 2012

Procurement Reform Bill aim is to establish a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement that supports Scotland's economic growth by delivering social and environmental benefits, supporting innovation and promoting public procurement processes and systems which are transparent, streamlined, standardised, proportionate, fair and business-friendly.

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