Yay, it’s Equal Pay Day 2018.

Friday November 10, is Equal Pay Day 2018, the day in the year when women effectively start to work for free. Think that sounds sucky? Well, it is. As the Fawcett Society, together with employment law charity YESS Law and former BBC China Editor Carrie Grace, announce the launch of a new Equal Pay Advice Service, we run through everything you need to know.

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Demystifying investment with Lisa Boden: "Women need to be empowered and encouraged to put themselves forward."

Investor Lisa Boden explains that the 100 or so she receives every year are almost always from men. Men who want investment to launch a new festival; men who want investment for an impossible app; and men who want investment for the next sure to be Oscar-winning feature film. With only 9% of funding into start-ups in the UK going to women-run businesses, it's about time we demystified investment.

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Mad Men(struation): The problem with period product advertising… and why you (most likely) don’t know what’s in your tampon

Things are on the move, and the U.K. is finally undergoing puberty when it comes to periods. People are talking about menstruation at a frequency and in volumes never before seen, calling for some serious taboo busting action. It’s about time. However, with every big shift in attitudes, especially when it comes to women’s health, there’s a real danger that, simply because things are moving in the right direction, we forget there’s still a long, long, way to go.

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Throw away the rule book: solo travelling

It’s unfortunate that we are still living in a time where we immediately think ‘danger’ when we think of a woman solo travelling. You’re going somewhere alone – a restaurant, the cinema, a bar? Madness! Are we programmed to think that holidays should be taken with someone else?

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Rosie Leggett