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Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

Finance
Citigroup will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.Citi said it had conducted a survey in the three countries, where it found that women and minorities are paid slightly less than men and non-minorities, respectively.Compensation would be raised based on the pay gaps identified in the survey, Citi spokeswoman Jennifer Lowney said.Citi, along with other U.S. banks and credit card companies, had been under investor pressure to disclose the gender pay gap.The company's activist investor Arjuna Capital asked Citi's shareholders last year to vote in favor of a proposal requiring the bank to address the gender pay gap."Women are pai...
Female engineers set for success

Female engineers set for success

Science
Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK are female - the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women's Engineering Society. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30%. Here, two pioneering female engineers at Oxford University explain what drives them.Priyanka Dhopade was named as one of the top 50 Women in Engineering Under 35 in 2017, as chosen by the Women's Engineering Society. She grew up in Canada, where she studied for a degree in aerospace engineering. She completed a PhD at Monash University in Melbourne before moving to Oxford in 2013.As a child I was very interested in aeroplanes, and how things fly in space - I wanted to be an astronaut. My parents suggested engineering, because it's quite practical. I could use my enthusiasm and my skills to do something that's ...
Tina Becker takes control of Carolina Panthers as one of highest-ranking female executives in NFL

Tina Becker takes control of Carolina Panthers as one of highest-ranking female executives in NFL

Sports
Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Tina Becker is now the chief operating officer for the Carolina Panthers.Carolina announced the move on Monday. Becker will take full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, making her one of the highest-ranking female executives for any of the 32 teams in the National Football League, according to the Panthers."These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization," Becker said in a news release from the Panthers."Our team on the field is performing at a very high level, and I believe is bound for the Super Bowl. My immediate focus will be to ensure the corporate side of the organization performs at the same high level, wh...
After sex, female jumping spiders get shy

After sex, female jumping spiders get shy

Science
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- For many female Australian jumping spiders, the first time is the last time.When scientists at Macquarie University tracked the mating habits of Australian jumping spiders, they found many females display an increase in sexual inhibitions after mating for the first time. Some never take another mate.The study -- published this week in the journal PLOS ONE -- is one of the first track the longterm effects of mating on sexual behavior.Scientists captured 89 immature female Servaea incana jumping spiders and brought them to the lab. Each virgin spider was paired with a new mate everyday for the first ten days of her adult life, and a new mate every ten days after.After mating for the first time, most of the females spurned the advances of subsequent suitors. Many were aggress...
BBC pay: Male stars earn more than female talent

BBC pay: Male stars earn more than female talent

Entertainment
The BBC has revealed two-thirds of its stars earning more than £150,000 are male, with Chris Evans the top-paid on between £2.2m and £2.25m.Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between £450,000 and £500,000 last year, its annual report for 2016/2017 says.The One Show's Alex Jones was second, earning between £400,000 and £450,000.BBC director general Tony Hall said there was "more to do" on the gender pay gap. The top seven earners, in the list of the BBC's 96 best-paid stars, were all male. It is the first time the pay of stars earning more than £150,000 has been made public.The BBC has been compelled to reveal the information under the terms of its new Royal Charter. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSpeaking on LBC Radio, Prime Minister Theresa May