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FOR WOMEN Opportunities


IBM’s Ginni Rometty on taking risks


Sara McDonnell looks at what is currently being done across Europe to break the ‘glass ceiling’ and promote gender equality in both the workplace and the boardroom


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ender equality has come a long way in the last 100 years. In


1911, International Women’s Day (March 19) was, for the first time, marked across Europe, where rallies were held demanding the right for women to vote,


hold public office, access vocational training and end discrimination at work. In the large part, these wishes have been granted, with fundamental constitutional changes taking place in countries around the world. The 1945


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Sara McDonnell is a careers and higher education writer, and contributes to www.jobs.ac.uk, www.studentmoney.com, the British Council’s PGUK and Club UK magazines and Eurograduate.


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