February 2018 marks 100 years of the Representation of the People Act 1918, a legislation which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the very first time, and paved the way for women striving for equality ever since.
Significant change can be seen since this legislation, especially in the 2017 general election when more than 200 female MPs were elected to House of Commons for the first time, winning 208 out of 650 seats.
Any kind of employment was carried out within the home, therefore making office work ‘unfeminine’.
Prior to 1970, women were not permitted to underwriting memberships and it wasn’t until 1973 that women were permitted to work in the underwriting room.
Liliana Archibald was the first female broker to be appointed by Lloyd’s.
According to the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Report, this gap would not be closed for another 170 years.
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The candidate will be required to demonstrate competency in resuscitation, assisting an unconscious casualty, and assisting a conscious casualty with an injury.
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded the First Aid at Work Certificate, valid for three years.
She then became Lloyd’s first female ‘Name’ (this term was used to describe rich individuals who backed policies written at Lloyd’s with all of their personal wealth and took on unlimited liability).
The Sex Discrimination Act was passed in 1975, which protected people from discrimination on the grounds of sex or marital status.
Following this, the insurance office became ‘feminised’, as women were employed exclusively in clerical roles.