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Aug
TWF Interns
Every year, TWF is fortunate to have a cohort of talented passionate interns join us, usually for a few weeks or months. Our interns come from the far corners of the world as well as from local HK schools and universities and work alongside the TWF team on our existing community programmes, research and best practice guides, grant applications and fundraising initiatives.
If you haven’t already read it – here is a link (http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-heres-the-full-10-page-anti-diversity-screed-1797564320/amp) to the now infamous memo published over the weekend by an unnamed male Google engineer on one of the company's internal mailing lists criticising Google’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion and the way the company’s “left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence."
Last Sunday’s New York Times published a front page Sunday Review (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sunday-review/women-ceos-glass-ceiling.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&mtrref=twfhk.org&gwh=3A3BD1F8A22AD94228FBEC32BA540D27&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion) article on Why Women Aren’t CEOs – according to the women who almost were. 
After last week's revelations that male stars such as former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans are taking home more than £2m while the BBC’s highest-paid female star, Claudia Winkleman, received just £450,000 - £499,999, a large number of female presenters have written to the director general (https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jul/22/female-bbc-top-talent-urge-corporation-to-act-now-on-pay-and-gender) , Tony Hall, to demand the BBC act to correct the pay gap.