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Welcome to our December 2014 Newsletter
Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. We check in to review progress on increasing number of women on FTSE boards, hear about new shared parental leave provisions and offer tips on how to manage a Gen Y team.
Banking on talent – the power of potential
Emma Spitz tells us about taking part in Deutsche Bank’s Global Diversity Week, and how she found the confidence to stand in front of an audience of 100 and imitate Usain Bolt's power pose? Yes, it really does work!
Calling all Generation Y women in law/banking in the City!
In your 20s and not yet had a family? Please join the debate.
It’s time to negotiate: are you ready?
Being able effectively to negotiate is a fundamental skill required to be able to get the new job, promotion or pay rise. Yet, because studies UK women earn on average 20% less than men, and occupy fewer leadership positions, immediately there may a perception that women are weaker negotiators than their male counterparts. Woman-On-Top.com spoke to three leading experts to see if women really are weak negotiators and what they can do to become better negotiators if this premise is correct.
Shared Parental Leave Positive Challenge
Regulations that come into force next year for shared parental leave will be a positive move for equality but will present challenges for firms, argues Geraldine Gallacher.
Should employers pay for women to freeze their eggs?
A recent story by NBC news revealed that Facebook helps their female employees in the US to pay for the cost of freezing their eggs, while Apple is planning to introduce the policy in January.