Managing how your teams deal with GDPR

New data protection regulations are coming. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU legal framework for processing citizens’ data, and will be in force in the UK from 25 May 2018. In preparation for this, a series of partnership webinars will bring together senior practitioners and leaders in the area of information… Read More »

Gender equality in pay still to come

Call for gender equality this International Women’s Day Women are still having to work harder to survive and thrive professionally in the workplace. The Gender Pay Gap is a symbol of how inequality persists in 2017, according to women and gender historians Dr Maureen Wright and Dr Barbara Thompson. International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017,… Read More »

The suffragette movie

The story of the suffragettes has reached the international movie market almost 100 years on from the movement’s most dramatic period, writes Abha Thakor. “We’re in every home, we’re half the human race, you can’t stop us all!” – this battle-cry heralds the newly released feature film ‘Suffragette’, bringing today’s audience a renewed or perhaps initial understanding of women’s fight for… Read More »

‘My PRstack 2’ book – a guide to using digital tools

By Abha Thakor Want to use more digital tools in communications, but don’t know where to start? The second #PRstack book helps improve public relations workflow and support practitioners’ professional development. The book features 48 guides to help public relations professionals add to their digital PR skills. It is available both as an e-book and… Read More »

Gender pay gap shows large discrepancies

The ongoing significant pay gap in 2015 between men and women has been highlighted in a number of studies. Two independent studies this year have found that there is a difference of about £8,500 in earnings between the genders for equivalent roles. Women managers working in equivalent full-time roles earn 22 per cent less than men, according to research published… Read More »

100 years of growing women’s roles in society

By Abha Thakor The Women’s Institute is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and local groups up and down the UK are marking the milestone. The WI was formed during the First World War and grew as it encouraged countrywomen to grow and preserve food for the nation. The first British WI met on Anglesey, North Wales, on… Read More »

Jam, Jerusalem and Change

Women have played a role in civic society and politics often in quiet and every day ways. They have contributed to change in the expectations of the way women would live, behave and participate in their family life and wider roles. In the last 100 years, the Women’s Institute (WI) has played an active, and sometimes unknown,… Read More »

Branding & by-election communications

By Abha Thakor Local Authority  communications teams play a key role in ensuring electoral process information is explained to the local, national and sometimes international public. These teams often work in the centre of a media frenzy and have to put facilities and material together within a limited time period. Many will often work around the clock to support and serve firstly… Read More »