May's news roundup

There's a lot to talk about in this month's news roundup. We've had gendered expectations around clothing, from the playground to the workplace; concerns around the lack of progress towards gender diversity in the boardroom, the police force, and government; and the latest ONS data has revealed the value of unpaid work in the UK economy (overwhelmingly done by women) to be a staggering £1trillion! We've pulled together all of this month's stories relating to women and employment just in time for your Tuesday teabreak.

Consulate fined £2000 for discriminating against mother during job interview

Despite more women studying STEM than ever before, industry sexism is keeping them out of STEM careers

New report warns current initiatives & targets not enough to tackle ingrained barriers to workplace gender equality

UK could add £10.1bn to economy by tackling the challenges women face to starting a business

Police Scotland chief 'worried' as two new senior posts attract no female candidates

New research from Highlands and Islands Enterprise on attitudes & aspirations of young people in H&I

Scottish Enterprise hold roundtable event on improving boardroom diversity

Women and Equalities Committee launches sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools inquiry

UK has one of the worst records on gender equality at work, with women with children facing worst pay gaps

EHRC launches its new campaign to help young pregnant women know their rights at work

Everything you wanted to know about gender budgeting but were afraid to ask

Work dress codes, high heels, and patent sexism

Calls for quotas in candidate selection following disappointing result for gender equality in Scottish election

The language we use both reflects and constructs gender stereotypes: it's time to drop gendered job titles

Women are a huge part of the international development workforce and agenda, so why the #allmalepanels?

Female temp worker sent home from PwC office without pay for not wearing high heels to work

Close the Gap’s blogpost on our latest gender pay gap statistics paper

New ONS data calculates value of unpaid work, overwhelmingly done by women, in the UK economy at a staggering £1tn!

Citizens Advice records 25% rise in pregnancy & maternity discrimination

Trio of lawyers who broke glass ceiling hit out at culture of inequality still persisting

And topping the 'ugh' charts this month

Magazine for girls aged 8-12 encourages them to ‘add curves’ & ‘draw the eyes down’ through swimsuit choice

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