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    1. 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...

    2. 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 are...

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    1. Executive Diversity

      Corporations have played a significant part in raising awareness of LGBT rights around...
    2. FT 100 Women Financial Advisers

      We present the top US female talent - and ask how organisations and investors can bene...
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    1. 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 like...

    2. 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 gender...

    3. 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 the...

    4. 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 any...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 shareholder...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 and the...

    10. March 5, 2015

      Case study: Catherine Roberts, Defence Materiel Organisation

      Catherine Roberts’ curriculum vitae reads like a stereotypical Boy’s Own adventure. From the day she first strode into a...

    11. March 5, 2015

      Book review: ‘Taking the Stage’, by Judith Humphrey

      When Margaret Thatcher was nine years old, she won a poetry reading prize in a local festival. Her headmistress...

    12. March 5, 2015

      Gender and income equality in the Russian workplace

      Even though the economic crisis is forcing many Moscow retail outlets to close, fashionable cafés in the Russian capital are...

    13. March 5, 2015

      Gender gap narrows in a world in which men still rule

      Ripa Rashid is highly educated, has worked at some of the world’s top blue-chip companies, and is an expert in workplace...

    14. 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 female....

    15. March 5, 2015

      Corporate peak still out of reach for most women

      Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara turned her second husband’s general store into a lumber and sawmill empire. As Mildred...

    16. March 5, 2015

      Women need courage on the ‘glass cliff’

      Sushma Rajagopalan was work­ing in the US when she was offered the opportunity to become the first female chief executive of...

    17. March 5, 2015

      Return-to-work schemes: support for women

      Returning to work after maternity leave is a challenge for many women in the financial sector, where senior ranks are...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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:...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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