“It is good to see that so many women will benefit from an increase in the national living wage, but that is only because so many of them are in low-paid work in the first place. It is a stark reminder of the segregation between men and women that still exists in the workforce, with women concentrated at the bottom and men at the top.”
- Sam Smethers, chief executive of gender equality charity the Fawcett Society commenting on how more than three and a half million women – almost 30% of the female workforce – are set to receive a pay rise as a result of George Osborne’s “national living wage.”
Article of the week
With the birth of cloud technology we have seen a range of models changing the way we use, share, purchase and allocate resources. From AirBnB to Uber, people have been asking why this trend has not reached philanthropy. Well, look no further – the newly launched global platform Sphaera makes it easier for foundations to discover, share and remix solutions.
Song of the week:
This September, we are celebrating quite a few team member’s birthdays (138 years in total!) so we feel like this couldn’t be more relevant…
Discovery of the week
Murakami is a relatively new addition to St. Martin’s Lane in Covent Garden, and offers some exceptional Japanese food. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at this contemporary restaurant and sushi bar – particular highlights include the salmon teriyaki, baby back ribs and popcorn tempura. The décor is chic and minimalistic, and the staff are incredibly attentive. Definitely somewhere to keep in mind for a lunch or dinner.
Twitter account of the week
Guy Kawasaki originally marketed the Apple Macintosh in 1984 and is one of marketing’s leading figures. He is definitely one to follow for interesting insights, business marketing tips and ways to influence on social media.