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    1. June 28, 2016

      Box office gold — Julia Hartz, CEO, Eventbrite

      Julia Hartz is sitting on an egg-yolk yellow chair in a room painted grey and white, with the straight-backed poise of...

    2. June 23, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Revd Sally Muggeridge, St Stephen Walbrook

      Sally Muggeridge is about to be “priested”. The term is archaic. But given that Revd Muggeridge is a 66-year-old woman,...

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    1. June 23, 2016

      Sexist dress codes cripple women

      I’ve mentioned before my contempt of foolish social dress codes that hamper women’s working lives. On that occasion I...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Technology start-ups pledge to increase US diversity

      Technology start-ups from Airbnb to Zynga have pledged to improve diversity by hiring more women and minorities to make...

    3. June 20, 2016

      The Café at Foyles, London

      Where 107 Charing Cross Road WiFi/Plug sockets Yes Espresso £2.50 Open 9.30am-8.30pm; Sun 11.30am-5.30pm Privacy 2/5...

    4. June 20, 2016

      Pay transparency is the last taboo in business

      When Netflix was drawing up the famous slide-deck that frames and explains its corporate culture, its call for “candour...

    5. June 13, 2016

      Financial services make slow progress on equality

      The financial services industry is making slow progress in promoting women to executive positions, according to two...

    6. June 12, 2016

      Gender differences emerge as companies grow

      As the number of women-owned businesses expands worldwide, women can be found at the helm of successful companies in...

    7. June 7, 2016

      Companies face up to clash of cultures over LGBT rights

      Do human rights trump national cultures? It may sound like an Oxbridge interview question, but the matter of which...

    8. June 2, 2016

      Time to end male bias in office design

      Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, recounts how she needed the bathroom while leading a pitch to...

    9. June 2, 2016

      How the gender pay gap narrows as more women achieve senior positions

    10. June 2, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY

      Beth Brooke-Marciniak is a powerhouse of a woman who now believes in showing her vulnerability. Featured eight times in...

    11. May 29, 2016

      In search of the missing office minority — the over-fifties

      The other day I gave a talk to a group of investment bankers. I did what I always do when I’m in front of a business...

    12. May 26, 2016

      Be careful how you play the Bame game when recruiting

      Moving towards a more ethnically diverse workforce is usually a triumph of hope over experience. Companies say they...

    13. May 26, 2016

      Ruthless focus on positive action

      Many business leaders have reservations about positive discrimination. The term tends to be associated with radical...

    14. May 26, 2016

      Should we focus more on race or less?

      Ethnic labels — Middle Eastern, black, Hispanic — are the root of racism and war, says Richard Williams, aka US rapper...

    15. May 26, 2016

      Diversity champions: UPstanding’s top 100 ethnic-minority executives

      Racial bias remains a serious barrier to the success of many people from black and minority ethnic communities, as our...

    16. May 26, 2016

      Laggard boards ‘must try harder’ after IPOs highlight lack of diversity

      A new study of London’s initial public offerings in 2015 has revealed the dismal state of ethnic diversity on corporate...

    17. May 26, 2016

      Minority report: companies wake up to the benefits of diversity

      Until five years ago, Amir Kabel says it was hard to get companies fired up about ethnic diversity. Many employers...

    18. May 26, 2016

      Black and ethnic names have less chance of making shortlist

      When Kayo Anosike embarked on a career change, she studied for a masters degree in business psychology at the...

    19. May 19, 2016

      Graphic: Inappropriate interview questions for women

    20. May 17, 2016

      Digital navigation helps blind people to navigate cities

      Anyone walking the sometimes mazelike passages in London Underground stations will appreciate the challenge faced by...

    21. May 12, 2016

      The high heels dress code is stamped on

      When Nicola Thorp turned up for her first day’s work as a receptionist at PwC’s global headquarters in London, she was...

    22. May 12, 2016

      Career Counsel: Minority networks should be more than just social clubs

      I want to start a network for a minority group at my work. What should I consider? Simon Fanshawe, partner at...

    23. May 6, 2016

      Openings: Lights, camera, equality

      A couple of months ago, a Hollywood film producer began posting online character descriptions from the scripts he was...

    24. May 1, 2016

      How women can demand a higher salary

      When I was hiring a procurement manager for my team, I asked one of the finalists what she expected to be paid. She...

    25. April 27, 2016

      Britain lags behind in female board hires

      Britain has fallen from sixth to eighth in a ranking of female board representation in 12 European countries — despite...

    26. April 6, 2016

      Push to recruit women on boards drains companies of top talent

      A push by companies in Britain to recruit more women on to boards has had the unintended consequence of draining...

    27. March 28, 2016

      High-tech companies tempt Israel’s ultra-Orthodox into work

      Talia Zangolsaz, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli woman, is at a Jerusalem job fair talking to technology companies...

    28. March 22, 2016

      Recruiters’ use of video games is a fad worth fighting for

      “What is your biggest weakness?” The first time I encountered this classic interview question I was about 20 and I had...

    29. March 22, 2016

      French boards rush to meet quotas for female membership

      France’s traditionally male-dominated companies are scrambling to appoint women to their boards in time to hit...

    30. March 20, 2016

      High heels and boxing gloves: a portrait of female professionals

      What do women look like at work? From my desk in an open plan office I have a good view of eight. The oldest is...

    31. March 9, 2016

      FT launches nominations for the UPstanding100 list

      The FT will publish the inaugural list of the 100 top ethnic-minority role-models in US, UK and Ireland business in...

    32. March 9, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN under secretary-general

      Over the years, those involved in efforts to help women’s advancement have ranged from legislators and microlenders to...

    33. March 9, 2016

      Five possible scenarios for a ‘work till you drop’ world

      “The alternative to saving for retirement is to delay retirement, possibly indefinitely.” This was the grim message...

    34. March 7, 2016

      Scrap paintball, add childcare

      Throw out the man-sized T-shirts embroidered with the company’s logo, and the loud power-point presentations. If your...

    35. March 7, 2016

      Digital world offers opportunities to break the job mould

      By the time Chantal Ambord reached Insead she was already heart-set on a non-traditional career path. The 28-year-old...

    36. March 7, 2016

      When female tech pioneers were the future

      She caused a sensation with her sultry eyes and smouldering beauty. But Hollywood leading lady Hedy Lamarr — a star in...

    37. March 7, 2016

      Genomics, virtual reality and ethics: how progress will affect us

      Swift changes in technology — from the development of driverless cars and robotics to the collection of increasingly...

    38. March 7, 2016

      Diversity at the top pays dividends

      Does the gender of executives make a difference to business performance? The evidence is mounting that it does....

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