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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. June 25, 2014

      Male culture needs total rethink

      “Demeaning, demoralising and ultimately defeating.” Not the words of a disgruntled international footballer bemoaning his...

    18. June 19, 2014

      How to introduce diversity into the workplace

      From the manager’s chair I am the managing director of a high-growth media business that designs games, many of them...

    19. June 19, 2014

      Want flexible working? You are not alone

      News about part-timers in the labour market often focuses on how many want to work more hours. However, another story has...

    20. June 5, 2014

      How to promote a woman without bias against men

      From the manager’s chair I am the chairman of the board for a catering company that currently lacks women at the helm. We...

    21. May 15, 2014

      The evidence is growing – there really is a business case for diversity

      The business case for diversity seems intuitive. Teams of mixed gender, ethnicity, physical ability, age and sexual...

    22. May 15, 2014

      Racist comments are rife and recruitment problems persist

      A recent survey asked people from ethnic minorities whether they had experienced racial discrimination at work. “The...

    23. May 15, 2014

      Olympic gold came thanks to a diverse workforce

      The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be remembered for Britain’s sporting brilliance and the power of diversity on the...

    24. May 1, 2014

      Her inequality is now his concern

      When Stephen Ingledew was just 10 years old, his father died of cancer. The eldest of three boys in what then became a...

    25. April 10, 2014

      Your Questions Answered: Bullying boss is giving staff member sleepless nights

      A member of staff has raised concerns about the way the head of his department is treating him. Although the boss has always...

    26. April 4, 2014

      City network launched for family guys

      Dads struggling to meet the demands of a City job and a family will find themselves in good company. Cityfathers – a...

    27. March 20, 2014

      Australia considers diluting gender reporting rules

      Canberra is considering diluting gender reporting rules on companies, even as new statistics show that men continue to...

    28. March 13, 2014

      If I was ... hiring ‘the other half’

      Matt Lawrence, chief commercial officer at Kloud, a human capital management consultancy, considers how he would act if he...

    29. March 7, 2014

      South Africa mining sector offers women fast-track careers

      Cornelia Holtzhausen remembers that her first pair of miner’s overalls were so outsized they served her throughout her...

    30. March 7, 2014

      Nora Wu: ‘I admit I considered giving up – but I never did’

      People from “developed” markets often ask me what progress professional women are making in emerging-market countries. I...

    31. March 7, 2014

      Women’s salaries dragged down by domestic demands

      Women hold up half the sky according to Mao Zedong. But they are a long way from receiving fair rewards for the work they...

    32. March 7, 2014

      Growth helps narrow gender gap in fast-growing economies

      Women cheered, some men booed, but everyone took notice when Christine Lagarde quipped in 2010 that had Lehman Brothers been...

    33. March 7, 2014

      Senior women executives in India find strength in numbers

      Armed with a PhD in chemistry, Beena Rai, 49, has been working for the past 18 years as a research scientist at Tata...

    34. March 7, 2014

      Russia’s women technology chiefs find springboard to big time

      Marina Kolesnik has been compared to Marissa Mayer, the chief executive of Yahoo. One imagines Ms Mayer would not deem it...

    35. March 6, 2014

      Women’s opportunities in Turkey hinge on school and marriage

      Umit Boyner’s career might seem exceptional in a predominantly Muslim country often associated with patriarchal values. In...

    36. March 5, 2014

      Birmingham looks to sell NEC

      Birmingham city council has been forced to put the NEC national exhibition centre and three other events venues up for sale...

    37. March 5, 2014

      Machismo persists in Latin America despite rise of female presidents

      When a prominent Mexican businessman last year criticised women for balancing careers and families, it seemed a step...

    38. February 26, 2014

      Baccarat boss treads a path between old and new

      Daniela Riccardi is a woman with a passion – for the power of women in business and for brands. Her career has spanned...

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