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What to do if you are paid less? The Gender Pay Gap Focus

What to do if you are paid less? The Gender Pay Gap Focus

Being paid less than a colleague for no other reason than your gender is illegal in the UK, but it can be really hard to know how to get started tackling it. Here are some quick tips from us on dealing with the gender pay gap! Do your research The most straightforward...

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What is the Gender Pay Gap?

What is the Gender Pay Gap?

“In 2019, on average women were paid 83p for every £1 men were paid.” This opening line from a House of Commons blog post on the gender pay gap in the UK is typical of how we tend to talk about the pay gap. It’s helpful in that it shows how great the discrepancy is,...

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5 ways to fight the pain gap

5 ways to fight the pain gap

In our previous post we talked about the Pain Gap - the way pain is treated and understood differently between men and women. Women’s pain is often dismissed or downplayed by medical professionals, with dangerous consequences for women. It’s a super important topic,...

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The Body Image Crisis, Mental Health and Covid-19

The Body Image Crisis, Mental Health and Covid-19

In recent weeks, the usual steady background noise of body-shaming and fatphobia has seen an uptick. A higher mortality of Covid-19 among people deemed obese led to a range of Government proposals, including calories to be displayed on restaurant menus and a public...

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Your Mental Wellbeing in a Pandemic: Some of our tips

Your Mental Wellbeing in a Pandemic: Some of our tips

Lockdown has been an extreme strain on mental health and wellbeing of all of us. While many of the restrictions have been lifted for now, the world remains a profoundly altered place, and we are facing a long time ahead of us with uncertainty and worry. To mark World...

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Customer journey: Why Lilypads missions matters to me

Customer journey: Why Lilypads missions matters to me

I have to admit when I was younger I really didn’t care much about what company I bought my sanitary products from. I just went into my local supermarket every month and picked the brand I liked best. I didn’t think to research more about the company I was buying my...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Your Questions Answered

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Your Questions Answered

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is thought to affect one in ten woman. You might think therefore, that it would be a condition which was widely studied and well understood. Shockingly though, we still know very little about PCOS - we aren’t even sure what causes it!...

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