Tag Archives: inequality

Men and #MeToo – podcast

Men and #MeToo – podcast

This podcast discusses ways in which men and boys can contribute to the struggle towards a more gender equal world in the wake of #MeToo. At the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, we invite change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia to talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards toRead more

Gender as we know it: rethinking (in)equality in the workplace

Gender as we know it: rethinking (in)equality in the workplace

It is no mystery that the private sector can be an extremely gendered working environment.   From glass ceilings (invisible barriers preventing women from achieving high profile positions) to the perhaps lesser-known glass cliffs (leadership positions becoming available only when attached to great risks and high chances of failure), gender inequality is a very tangible,Read more

The academy and everyday sexism: can we ‘undo’ gendered biases?

The academy and everyday sexism: can we ‘undo’ gendered biases?

To female students and faculty members alike, sexism in academia is often a big, uncomfortable elephant in the room. The problem is a complex and multifaceted one, but two aspects are particularly worthy of attention. The first concerns inclusivity and the actual access of women, as well as other historically discriminated against categories, to highRead more

Can governments cope with the sea change ahead?

Can governments cope with the sea change ahead?

‘Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is’ ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea The World Government Summit recently took place in Dubai on 8-10 February. The public sector today faces seismic changes and outright threats from the role ofRead more

Social innovation and the crisis of national inequality

Social innovation and the crisis of national inequality

Can anything really be done about the fundamentals of social mobility and inequality? After reading ‘Poverty Tsar’ Alan Milburn’s recent ‘State of the Nation Report 2014’ (the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, 20 October) I am pessimistic. It documents in painful detail the attempts of the last 20 years to tackle child poverty inRead more

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