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    Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Founded in March 2015, by October the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) had a manifesto and by April 2016 a membership of over 45,000, including registered supporters. In the upcoming elections Sophie Walker, party leader, is running for London Mayor and WEP candidates are standing for the British assemblies. In an interview with editors, Artemis Photiadou and Luke Temple, Sophie outlines how WEP hopes to set […]

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    Creating a culture of continuous improvement: an interview with Professor Julia Black

Creating a culture of continuous improvement: an interview with Professor Julia Black

As part of Women’s History Month at LSE, Professor Julia Black – LSE’s Pro-Director for Research and Professor of Law – spoke with Isabella Chan of LSE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team about achieving dramatic improvements in gender equality at the School, engendering cultural change, and the importance of inspiring role models.

Isabella Chan: Right, so, thank you Julia […]

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    ‘I don’t think we can afford to leave gender to the gender theorists’: an interview with Aiko Holvikivi

‘I don’t think we can afford to leave gender to the gender theorists’: an interview with Aiko Holvikivi

As part of Women’s History Month at LSE, Aiko Holvikivi – an LSE PhD researcher at the Gender Institute – spoke with Paroj Banerjee – an LSE PhD researcher in the Department of Geography and Environment and member of LSE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team – about gender mainstreaming, researching gender and the military, and avoiding focusing solely […]

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    Stress, pressures and expectations at work: an interview with Professor Jennifer Brown

Stress, pressures and expectations at work: an interview with Professor Jennifer Brown

As part of Women’s History Month at LSE, Professor Jennifer Brown – visiting professor and co-director of the Mannheim Centre – spoke with Dr Maria Norris of LSE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team about the different treatment of women and men in the criminal justice system, the growing pressures faced by young academics, and the need for a […]

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A piece of LGBT history at LSE

As we step into the LGBT History Month, James Deeley (Spectrum Chair, LSE), Gillian Urquhart and Gillian Murphy walk us through the history of Spectrum, the LSE LGBT+ staff network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans(gender) people, and the LGBT archives in the LSE library. 

On 13 October 1970 the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) met for the first time in the UK – in a […]

An exhibition displaying women’s role in promoting peace

The Library’s spring exhibition draws on its iconic collections to explore the theme of women, war and peace to coincide with the launch of the new teaching programme at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE writes Dr Gillian Murphy of LSE’s library. 

War has devastating consequences both for men and for women. Historically, armed conflicts highlight underlying […]

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    William Stringfellow (LSE 1949-50): a Christian, not a moralist

William Stringfellow (LSE 1949-50): a Christian, not a moralist

The theme of the 2016 LGBT History Month is ‘religion, belief and philosophy’. In the wake of the January 2016 meeting of the leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the Revd Dr James Walters – chaplain and senior lecturer in practice at LSE – highlights the legal work and perspective of William Stringfellow, an LSE alumnus who ‘took great […]

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It’s ‘Time to Talk’

Mental health issues affect many in this country, yet people often prefer not to talk about them. This culture of silence exacerbates mental health conditions instead of making things better. As part of the Time to Change campaign, the ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday 4 February 2016 is meant to initiate these often unspoken conversations, writes Stef Hackney. 

Mental health issues inflict […]

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    To fight the slow pace of gender equality in the workplace, attack the root cause

To fight the slow pace of gender equality in the workplace, attack the root cause

Culturally the masculine way of doing things have often been the accepted norm and the feminine counterpart has been consistently neglected. This imbalance is deep rooted and addressing this is crucial, particularly in workplaces writes Caroline Turner.

McKinsey reveals in its annual Women Matter reports that even companies doing all the “right things” to achieve gender diversity get disappointing results. […]

Voices above the parapet

When it comes to holding positions of authority, men tend to dominate. But what of the women who have broken through the glass ceiling? As the Above the Parapet project draws to a close, Purna Sen and Jade Cochran look at what those who have risen to positions of authority had to say about their journeys to seniority.  

“…the […]

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