11 female engineering students win ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship Programme

11 female engineering students win ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship Programme

Jamshedpur, June 13 : Tata Steel, today, announced the winners of its pioneering initiative, ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, aimed at encouraging gender diversity in the manufacturing sector. In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel announced the scholarship programme, ‘Women of Mettle’ in January 2017. The programme aims to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has imbalanced gender representation. Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India were invited to be a part…

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‘The stigma is still the main barrier’: getting female ex-offenders back to work

‘The stigma is still the main barrier’: getting female ex-offenders back to work

When the fourth season of Netflix’s prison drama Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) came online last month, a whopping 6.7 million viewersin the US tuned in to see (spoiler alert!) what the inmates would do with their newfound freedom. But once the joy of frolicking around in a lake was over, the reality started to set in: what do offenders do when they get out? Diversity versus cultural fit: ‘I hire people who I know will challenge me’ Read more In Australia, it’s the role of state government corrective…

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Female barristers report high level of sexual harassment at work

Female barristers report high level of sexual harassment at work

Female barristers are frequently subject to sexual harassment and discrimination but are reluctant to complain for fear it might damage their careers, research has revealed. The Bar Standards Board (BSB), which regulates the profession and carried out the survey of more than 1,300 female barristers, is to write to every chambers in England and Wales urging them to improve compliance with equality rules. The results emerged from an online questionnaire answered by nearly a quarter of women lawyers working at the bar; their age and ethnicity were broadly representative of…

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