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Gender resources for firms

Gender (including gender reassignment) is one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. ICAEW has collated these resources to support organisations and member firms ensure they are compliant with the legislation and supporting their employees.

Press release archive


As a professional body representing more than 150,000 chartered accountants worldwide, ICAEW offers key insights and expert commentary on the financial and business world. This is an archive of press releases issued by the ICAEW in the last 3 years.

Gender debate is a male issue, too!

London Accountant 19-10-2017

As frustration builds over the limited impact of gender equality initiatives, Geraldine Gallacher looks at the link between the slow pace of reform and a need to reframe the debate to include male as well as female aspirations.

Women and finance: The issues

Economia 06-01-2017

Despite the equality agenda, finance remains an unattractive sector for female applicants. In this economia article from January 2017, Faye Watts, founding partner of FUSE Accountants LLP and campaigner, outlines a strategy for getting women running the numbers.

Want more women in top positions? Provide them with more flexibility at work

Economia 24-08-2017

Following the BBC report in August 2017, which revealed the disparities between men and women’s earnings, Heejung Chung argued in this economia article that this shouldn't have been a surprise. Chung, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Kent, outlined the reasons for this disparity and how it can be tackled.

Getting women on boards

Economia 04-03-2015

Getting more women into the top level of companies’ governance is a sensitive subject. In this economia article from March 2015, Helen Roxburgh looks at whether it should be done, and discovers which countries are doing it best.

Inspiring women in international development

Economia 22-09-2014

In September 2014, economia looked at the work of the non-profit organisation Accounting for International Development (AfID). It describes how the charity has encountered hundreds of women whose talent and continued commitment has changed lives.

Times up! A movement for change


This podcast from the RSA discusses where this powerful movement will go next. The panel, includes: Laura Bates, bestselling author and founder of the Everyday Sexism project; Helen Pankhurst, author and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst; Ayesha Hazarika, Political Commentator and Comedian and Sophie Walker, Founding Leader of the Women’s Equality Party.

Board diversity


Considerations and guidance for corporate governance professionals on boardroom diversity.

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