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The aim of this page is to bring together for our readers all relevant FT articles and multimedia, whether in politics or corporate life, recruitment or lifestyle, boardrooms or business education.

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Labour vows to tackle gender pay gap

Large employers would have to be more transparent on earnings

Ofra Strauss
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The business guru: Ofra Strauss

‘Everyone needs a mentor’

Egon Zehnder aims to put women at the top

Headhunter wants a boardroom revolution with 25% female chiefs

Carolyn McCall (R), the CEO easyJet, attends an 'Inspiring Women' speed networking event for 100 girls from state secondary schools in Lancaster House on October 17, 2013 in London, England
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Companies must avoid women’s networking ghettoes

Programmes to redress gender imbalance may do harm if they just tick boxes

We need to make paternity leave ‘trendy’

Changing societal norms will have the biggest effect

Boardroom success hides trouble below

The 30% Club is shifting its campaigning focus from female company chairmen to seeing more women in middle management

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Challenging presumptions of difference

Expensive diversity initiatives are unlikely to deliver intended results until societies tackle deeper biases

The gender pay gap is growing wider, especially for mothers

Lower salaries can set in at the very beginning of women’s careers

Annette King, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather UK
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At work with ... Annette King

A supportive boss and smoothing rough edges helped the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather UK to the top

Santander keeps it all in the family

Botín has drawn high praise as head of bank’s UK operations

Women in Business – Kate Battle

Management consultant aims to be flexible and organised

In search of the flexible-working utopia

Women’s changing role in the workplace is being balanced by a changing role for men at home

Joan Rivers dies in New York hospital

Comedienne suffers cardiac arrest after vocal surgery

Women to dominate high-skill roles in UK

All-male mandarin shortlists to be banned

Move to increase number of leading female civil servants in UK

I worry a promotion would wreck my work/life balance

Your Question Answered: How to go after a more senior job without losing sleep, now or later

KPMG boosts ranks of female partners

Women in Business - Sophia Arthur, MBA graduate

The IT expert enjoys using her skills in the charity sector

Helena Morrissey takes aim at the IMA

Investment management lobby group seeks greater diversity in management

Inside the home of Care USA chief Helene Gayle

The head of the humanitarian aid group talks about her life in Atlanta and her efforts to tackle global poverty

MBA partners bring science to business

Partners predict huge demand for scientists to work in business

Silicon Valley’s diversity reboot

Technology groups are under pressure to be less pale and male

Norway leads push for gender equality

Boardroom quota fails to fix lack of female chief executives

Fewer women directors at SMEs

Prospects are better at UK multinationals

Women lag behind men in graduate job hunt

Male students focus on possible careers at earlier stage

Next steps on more women in tech

The issue is innovation, not gender equality or diversity metrics

Female managers face ‘midlife pay crisis’

Jo Ellison: a blouse with superpowers

Nessa Stein may not carry a trophy bag but her coats are cut to perfection

Women in Business - Gabriela Galvano, EMBA graduate

Telecoms consultant says MBA challenge is an excellent way of using her skills for a good cause

Wie leads the way for women’s game

A top performer on the course and a charismatic personality off it, this US player is driving change

First woman winner of premier maths prize

Women in Business: Ingrid Marchal-Gerez, MBA graduate

The London Business School graduate is inspired by Marie Curie

Lady Warsi resigns in Gaza protest

Minister’s decision comes amid ceasefire attempt

Political spouses are best in the shadows

Idea that an adoring other half is electoral Viagra refuses to die

Jennifer Walshe: music that packs a punch

The Irish-born opera composer talks about scores, apps and boxing

Women in Business – Onyanta Adama

The MBA student wants to promote education for girls worldwide

The Lucy Kellaway Interview: Laura Bates of the Everyday Sexism Project

The actress-turned-feminist was fed up with being hassled by men. So she launched the Everyday Sexism Project to record sexist incidents

Fresh perspective on boardroom quotas

Research examines cultural norms and gender quotas

A transatlantic drive for equality

A UK group striving for more women on company boards has launched in the US

The highs and lows of a Mooc education

Free online courses bring challenges for participants

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