Cycle September has come to an end, but cycling to work is not just a September or summer thing. At the Welsh Government we have a number of initiatives to encourage cycling to work, including the Cycle to Work scheme which helps staff pay for a bike through a salary sacrifice scheme.
One of our colleagues, Alex, is all too familiar with travelling to the office on two wheels and embraces this all year ‘round. While the pandemic led to more hybrid working at the Welsh Government, Alex has found ways around this by setting up his own “virtual commute”. He shares with us why he is so passionate about this and what he does to survive the inclement weather as we head into winter…
For 10 years now we’ve been celebrating Shwmae Su’mae day on 15 October which is a day to celebrate Cymraeg and show that it belongs to us all. Shwmae is a south Wales way of saying a hello, Su’mae is used in the north. They’ll both be heard up and down the country this weekend. How are you celebrating this year?
We’re really proud to be an inclusive employer. Today on Bi Visibility Day, we’ve invited a member of PRISM – our award-winning LGBTQ+ Staff Network – to feature on our blog and share their experience with us.
Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to attend Pride Cymru, a vibrant celebration of love, acceptance, and equality. As a proud member of PRISM, the Welsh Government’s LGBTQ+ employee network, I had the honour of marching in the parade alongside my work colleagues for the very first time. Previously, I had only worked in various schools and given that schools don’t usually participate in pride parades, this was a first-time experience for me.
This week is CyberUK, the UK’s flagship cyber security event which we hosted here in Wales last year. Wales has many strengths in relation to cyber, one of which is our close partnerships and clusters which encourage diversity across the sector.
We have invited Clare Johnson, from Women in Wales Cyber Cluster, to write a guest blog about diversity in the cyber sector.
To mark British Science Week, Wales’ new Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Jas Pal Badyal FRS sets out his vision for Wales to be a world-leading science nation, developing the scientists of tomorrow.
This International Women’s Day we’d like to share with you the work Hub Cymru Africa have been doing to empower women in Uganda and Lesotho. As a globally responsible nation, we’re proud to support this gender empowerment programme and share our vision for gender equality with the world.
Here’s more from Beth Kidd, Senior Development Support Manager at Hub Cymru Africa, who explains why it’s important…
During #LGBTHistoryMonth, we reflect on how far we’ve come in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights and we celebrate the lives of the LGBTQ+ activists and allies that came before us.
We know that we cannot be complacent. Unfortunately, we’re in an age where it can feel like our rights are at risk of being rolled back. As LGBTQ+ people we all too often still face discrimination and harassment.