London Mayor launches initiative to address the lack of women leaders

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a bold new plan to tackle the lack of women leaders.  The initiative, called ‘Our Time: Supporting Future Leaders’, is the first and largest-scale programme of its kind to be adopted in the public sector. The new scheme will take crucial action to address the gender imbalance in leadership roles, and bridge the gender pay gap. ‘Our Time’ will work through pairing high-potential women with senior staff champions (men and women) who will help to open up the professional networks, opportunities…

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Mayor challenges London’s employers to tackle race inequalities

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a new initiative to help tackle the unemployment levels of young black men in London. Initially focused on supporting young black men into employment in the construction and digital sectors, over time this new approach will offer additional support to Londoners from a range of backgrounds.     Black men aged 16-24 are among some of the most likely to be unemployed in the capital  – 32 per cent compared to 14 per cent for young white men1. The Mayor’s Workforce Integration Network…

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‘Fashion Re-told’ pop-up pops up on Sloane Street in support of the NSPCC

The ultimate pre-loved fashion pop-up, Fashion Re-told will sell donated high end, designer items, to raise funds for the NSPCC’s important work in London. The concept has been brought to life by Harrods and Cadogan who are donating their considerable resources; a prime London location, retail expertise and mentoring, unrivalled service proposition and visual merchandising assets, to make this possible. All proceeds from Fashion Re-told will go directly towards helping to support NSPCC’s services in the London area. This is the first time that London institutions Harrods and Cadogan have…

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Crown Estates launches London’s first CityTree

Launching on Glasshouse Street, just off Piccadilly Circus, in London, CityTree is a breakthrough technology designed to specifically combat air pollution and heat in cities. It has been brought to London by The Crown Estate, with the support of Westminster City Council, and cleantech company Evergen Systems, the exclusive UK supplier of CityTree. Delivering 275 times the air cleaning capability of a single tree, CityTree is a pioneering technology which takes just 1% of the space that would be needed to achieve the same results using real trees. What makes…

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Mayor of London Calls for Closer Ties With San Francisco on Promoting Inclusivity for Tech Sector

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for closer collaboration between the cities of London and San Francisco, highlighting the importance of stronger relationships based on shared values of openness and inclusivity, and the need for cities to work together to promote greater gender diversity. Speaking at the SXSW tech conference earlier this week, the Mayor talked about the growing role for US cities, such as San Francisco and London to work together in shining a spotlight on diversity, particularly in the tech sector. The Mayor has launched a major…

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