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      Women increase non-executive presence in UK boardrooms

      More women are joining the boards of FTSE 350 companies as new non-executive directors, but the majority of appointees...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Is corporate culture holding you back?

      Culture eats strategy for breakfast, or so it is said. If this has become a cliché, that is because it is so often...

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      Progress on pay parity for women has stagnated in the past decade - and employers’ sec...
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    1. July 24, 2015

      Thousands of new mothers in UK forced to give up jobs

      Tens of thousands of new mothers are being forced out of their jobs each year in the UK, according to research that...

    2. July 22, 2015

      UK’s halting progress to board-level equality

      The drive to put more women on British company boards is making progress — but only up to a point. Last week the UK...

    3. July 16, 2015

      Career Counsel: A thorough analysis is required if you suspect sexism at work

      I am a woman who keeps being overlooked for senior leadership roles and fear innate sexism is at work and that managers...

    4. July 15, 2015

      Women still mind the gap on pay and power

      Better late than never. Women now hold a quarter of the board seats at the UK’s largest public companies — a...

    5. July 14, 2015

      Labour and corporate leaders grit their teeth

      David Cameron’s 2006 commitment to “responsible capitalism” used to be mocked by Labour as little more than an...

    6. July 14, 2015

      Shift in pay gap strategy raises doubts among business

      For most of the last parliament, David Cameron resisted forcing businesses to publish details of the pay gap between...

    7. July 14, 2015

      The long wait for equal pay audits is finally over

      Opposition politicians are not usually granted a policy home-run. Yet on Tuesday that is just what Prime Minister David...

    8. July 14, 2015

      City has more to gain than lose from gender pay gap transparency

      A tannoy at Bank underground station relays the message “Mind the Gap”. This warns commuters of two gulfs. The first is...

    9. July 14, 2015

      UK companies told to publish gender pay audits

      Companies with more than 250 employees will have to publish the difference in average pay between men and women workers...

    10. July 12, 2015

      UK boards divided on cyber and social media

      FTSE 350 companies are optimistic about the UK’s growth prospects, worried about a potential UK exit from the EU — but...

    11. July 12, 2015

      Gender diversity: a hidden problem for fund houses

      Information is a prized commodity for fund managers, who demand high levels of transparency from the companies they...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Gender challenge in the video games industry

      The archetypal image of a computer gamer is of a teenage boy goggle-eyed in front of a video console. While that might...

    13. June 11, 2015

      Democracy in the workplace works . . . sometimes

      The general election was not the only key election recently in the UK; journalists at the Guardian also voted on their...

    14. June 11, 2015

      Top appointments inspire, not only because of gender

      Not only because she is a woman. Two female appointments have really stood out in the last couple of weeks. One was...

    15. June 3, 2015

      A plan to help Britain’s precious little burdens

      Few issues are as vexatious for families in Britain as the need to find affordable childcare. In a society where both...

    16. May 25, 2015

      Improve job satisfaction and abolish meetings

      Like fashionable facial hair for men, my professional ambitions have evolved in perplexing ways. In my twenties I...

    17. May 21, 2015

      Mumsnet founder advises on how to go part-time

      I am on maternity leave and want to return part-time to my job as a researcher at a large financial services company....

    18. May 4, 2015

      Top European companies boost number of women in leadership roles

      Twenty-two of Europe’s largest multinationals have increased the proportion of women in leadership positions faster...

    19. April 30, 2015

      Career counsel: Dementia is not an illness that employers should ignore

      We are a medium-sized business and are reviewing our HR policies. Is dementia something we should worry about? Do we...

    20. April 29, 2015

      We need female chief executives, not just non-executives

      As I take up the chairmanship of the UK’s Institute of Directors, I cannot help but reflect on the fact that it has...

    21. April 23, 2015

      Women are retiring on far less income than men

      Women still retire on much less income than men. But the gap has narrowed since its significant increase following the...

    22. April 21, 2015

      Female Goldman Sachs banker agrees settlement

      A senior banker at Goldman Sachs who claimed she was cheated out of millions of pounds in bonuses and subjected to...

    23. April 17, 2015

      Goldman sued over ‘sex discrimination’

      A senior banker will next week begin an employment case against Goldman Sachs after alleging she was cheated out of...

    24. April 13, 2015

      Allowing disabled staff to flourish: ‘How do we make this work?’

      Four years ago, while struggling to come to terms with the consequences of a disabling paragliding accident, Toby...

    25. April 9, 2015

      University rowers make a splash for women in sport

      Women’s rowing has come a long way since the first boat races on the Thames in 1833, when the wives and daughters of...

    26. April 8, 2015

      America’s female labour force needs a new deal

      It is not often that companies as dissimilar as Walmart and Apple sing from the same corporate hymn book. When they do,...

    27. March 25, 2015

      Is it time for quotas for women?

      Lord (Mervyn) Davies heads the voluntary effort to increase the number of women on UK boards. His latest review on the...

    28. March 25, 2015

      Women on boards around Europe

      With Germany’s decision to enact quotas to nudge more women into leadership ranks, voices for Britain to do the same...

    29. March 25, 2015

      Look to university leaders to fill corporate boards

      There are not enough women in the boardroom pipeline, it is true — and precious few female chief executives. Chairmen...

    30. March 19, 2015

      Europe presses UK to increase female director numbers

      UK companies will face increased pressure to raise the number of women on their boards under European plans to remedy...

    31. March 19, 2015

      Boards fail to alter their mix

      There is an uncomfortable truth lurking behind the celebrated rapid increase in the number of women on the boards of...

    32. March 19, 2015

      Women face a maze, not a glass ceiling

      We have, I suppose, come a long way since Richard Nixon said in the Oval Office: “I don’t think a woman should be in...

    33. March 11, 2015

      Opaque path that leads to the boardroom

      Women receive more advice and encouragement to join boards as independent directors, but are less likely to have the...

    34. March 8, 2015

      Boards without women breed scandal

      Public companies with more women on their boards are less likely to be hit by scandals such as bribery, fraud or...

    35. March 6, 2015

      Large UK companies will be told to publish gender pay-gap details

      Large companies will have to publish the pay gap between male and female staff after a last-minute intervention by the...

    36. March 5, 2015

      Biocon founder is India’s fourth-richest woman

      When Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw decided to brew beer in the late 1970s, she met hostility from a male-dominated industry. So...

    37. March 5, 2015

      Corporations recognise benefits of gender diversity

      When Christine Wolff decided, aged 50, that she would like to move from her position as managing director for Europe...

    38. March 5, 2015

      Lack of programming skills puts young women at a disadvantage

      The emergence of mobile games such as Candy Crush Saga is helping to create a world where “gamers” are increasingly...

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