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    1. February 24, 2015

      Silicon Valley sex discrimination on trial

      A $16m test case for gender discrimination in Silicon Valley opened on Tuesday with the allegation that one of the world’s...

    2. February 18, 2015

      Career counsel: Taking paternity leave does not have to cost dads their career

      I’m about to become a father and would like to take shared parental leave, but I am concerned it will hurt my career. How do...

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    1. February 11, 2015

      How mentor Lord Davies helped Beatriz Butsana-Sita win promotion

      Last year, Lord Mervyn Davies, former chairman of Standard Chartered Bank, met Beatriz Butsana-Sita, BT’s then managing...

    2. January 28, 2015

      Everyone knows nothing has changed

      “Everyone knows: if you go part time that’s it; you will never make partner.” This was just one of the frank comments made...

    3. January 21, 2015

      Jill Ker Conway: From author to activist with a few big board positions along the way

      As much as she tries, Jill Ker Conway is not doing a good job of clearing her diary. “I’m trying very hard to create another...

    4. January 16, 2015

      Sexism and the City

      Companies should not need to be persuaded to give women equal treatment. Talent no more discriminates between the genders...

    5. January 16, 2015

      London: Sexism and the City

      When she was molested after a night out with colleagues, Penny Duncombe* felt a mix of numb shock and vindication. After a...

    6. January 15, 2015

      City women call for quotas to combat sexism

      Leading women in London’s financial sector are calling for quotas for the promotion of female executives. The move comes...

    7. January 1, 2015

      Japan’s female truckers move into the driving seat

      Rumi Yoshida manoeuvres her 10-tonne lorry to a halt and leans back in her cabin after nine hours delivering food and drink...

    8. December 22, 2014

      A year in a word: Inequality

      Inequality noun — a parlous state of unfairness to which solipsistic western societies are inexorably being dragged despite...

    9. December 11, 2014

      Chivalry holds Japanese women back

      Japan’s carmakers are gleaming symbols of industrial strength. But there is one area in which they are not so shiny yet:...

    10. December 3, 2014

      Part-time salaries catching up, but slowly

      The pay of women working part-time in the UK has risen faster than that of men and all those in full-time work. The news...

    11. December 3, 2014

      Timewise: UK’s 50 most powerful part-timers

      The third annual Power Part Time List profiles the top-50 most powerful people in the UK who have adopted a flexible...

    12. December 3, 2014

      Men alone should no longer run finance

      Ana Botín has wasted little time since becoming chairman of Banco Santander in September, last week appointing a new chief...

    13. November 27, 2014

      Mind the UK pay gap between men and women

      Though the gap is slowly narrowing, men are still paid more than women, especially in the critical, high-earning period late...

    14. November 27, 2014

      How to stay mentally fit, even in a risky job

      Richard Martin was a partner at a City law firm when, in 2011, he broke down and began to experience debilitating panic...

    15. November 18, 2014

      US women financial advisers can look to brighter future

      In 1967, Muriel Siebert bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, the first woman to do so. But the establishment did...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Karen Blackett: ‘You’re black and female, you have to try twice as hard as anybody’

      Karen Blackett, chief executive of MediaCom UK, a media buying and planning agency, says Madonna has a lot to teach anyone...

    17. November 6, 2014

      Women earn less than men even when they set the pay

      That women earn less money than men is well known. But research has revealed that even when women start their own...

    18. November 5, 2014

      Staff groups bring mental wellbeing into open

      First the good news. Awareness of mental health issues is on the rise in the UK. In fact, the OECD says the UK is “among the...

    19. November 5, 2014

      Closing the gender gap requires smart Stem initiatives

      The Global Gender Gap Report 2014, published last month by the World Economic Forum, records only a small improvement in...

    20. November 5, 2014

      Career Counsel: How do I increase diversity without alienating people?

      I have to implement a recruitment and promotion policy that attracts a broader group of people, including senior women. But...

    21. October 30, 2014

      Female graduates stake their claim in F1

      To the untrained eye, women are a rarity in Formula One. But while female racing drivers at the top tier of single-seater...

    22. October 23, 2014

      Three generations in one office

      No such thing as a job for life? Try telling that to a City lawyer. While many workplaces offer little security or hope of...

    23. October 16, 2014

      Europe’s persistent dearth of women executive directors

      The last FTSE 100 company in the UK with an all-male board finally added a women to its ranks earlier this year. However,...

    24. October 9, 2014

      German boards suffer female brain drain

      German companies are losing women in the boardroom, making them among the least gender diverse in Europe amid calls for...

    25. October 9, 2014

      Never have so few worked so hard for boardroom equality

      What is the collective noun for headhunters? I did wonder this at the Royal Academy of Arts last week, when representatives...

    26. October 9, 2014

      Companies chase ‘return on equality’

      When Todd Sears was an investment banker on Wall Street, all his clients wanted to know about was return on equity. Now, his...

    27. October 5, 2014

      Targeted actions to improve position of African women are paying off – but slowly

      There was a telling moment, early in Bola Adesola’s high-flying banking career, when the value of a woman’s perspective...

    28. October 2, 2014

      Heroic solo commanders need not apply in future

      Discretion is essential for executive search firms. So you would not expect to see headhunters taking a stand on an issue...

    29. September 19, 2014

      Labour vows to tackle gender pay gap

      Large employers will have to be more transparent over how much they pay their staff under a future Labour government, as...

    30. September 18, 2014

      Egon Zehnder aims for boardroom revolution to recognise women

      One of the UK’s leading executive search groups has set out to boost the number of female chief executives of the UK’s top...

    31. September 18, 2014

      Women must avoid the network ghetto

      Companies can engineer a gender balance among their senior executives. But they can also make a bad situation worse, by...

    32. September 18, 2014

      Unconscious discrimination holding back women

      When David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in July, the wave of new female ministers arriving at Number 10 became dubbed “the...

    33. September 18, 2014

      We need to make paternity leave ‘trendy’

      Formal steps to advance women’s careers are working – but not fast enough. That is the view of Nadia Nagamootoo, a former...

    34. August 7, 2014

      Strategies for same-sex postings

      In 2009, Nadeem Shamim left London to work for Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong. Although eager to make his mark in a...

    35. July 20, 2014

      Gay engineers hide sexuality to safeguard career, finds UK study

      Nearly half of gay and lesbian engineers in a survey said they hid their sexuality from their colleagues. The study by the...

    36. July 16, 2014

      Network Rail faces equal pay claim

      Network Rail is facing the biggest equal pay claim in its history only a week after it was found to have missed punctuality...

    37. July 7, 2014

      Progress is slow on workplace discrimination

      Imagine Michelle Obama wants to visit your company. How do you reply when her aides say the US first lady wants to promote...

    38. July 7, 2014

      High cost of mental health problems forces employers to act

      Every year, one in four adults in the UK experiences mental health problems, and evidence suggests the problem is taking an...

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