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Women in Business features news, comment, and analysis on women and the workplace.

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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The highs and lows of a Mooc education

Sharon Watkins photographed in the Thompson Library in Columbus, Ohio.
©Jorge Santiago

Free online courses bring challenges for participants

Arbia Ziadi

Women in business – Arbia Ziadi, MBA

The doctor plans to use her business skills in Cameroon, helping a local hospital

Saher Paracha, CEO and publisher of OK magazine, Pakistan. Photographed at the Dorchester hotel, London this afternoon.
©Charlie Bibby

Publish and be OK in Pakistan

Meet the young founder of the celebrity magazine’s local edition

All-women board shortlists ruled illegal

Equality and Human Rights Commission thwarts Cable plans

Ginny Gibson

Women in Business – Ginny Gibson

The Henley professor says that change takes time and you need to bring people with you

Confidence matters as much as competence

Women need to reappraise their view of business schools and MBA programmes

Chevron CFO Patricia Yarrington

More diverse opportunity stops short at prospects for women

Shale boom adds to range and spread of jobs in the energy sector

Mentors aim to get more women on boards

Initiative to support women in ‘danger zone’ aged 28-38

The Britmum conference in London for bloggers. Photograph: Rosie HallamThe Britmum conference in London for bloggers. Bloggers Maggy Woodley, Katie Hill, Susanna Scott,Darren Coleshill and Emma Raphael. Photograph: Rosie HallamThe Britmum conference in London for bloggers. Bloggers Maggy Woodley, Katie Hill, Susanna Scott,Darren Coleshill and Emma Raphael. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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The power of parent bloggers

Advertisers are courting influential mums and dads

Vanessa Vallely

Women in Business – Vanessa Vallely, executive

The founder of We Are the City says building a network of contacts is key to career development

FT Q&A: Women and the workplace

Mrs Moneypenny answers your questions on women’s careers

Women in Business – Theresa Campbell, MBA graduate

The Rollins alumna hopes to help women do work that matters

Tinder highlights tech world’s sexist culture

These latest charges are the tip of an iceberg of gender bias in the computing world

Board appointments for women show virtues of self-regulation

‘Let’s fight one battle at a time. Let it be the one with greatest advantage from winning’

Goldman accused of ‘boys club’ atmosphere

Founders, fathers and daughters

Women are taking power at family businesses set up by their dads

Women in Business – Diane Morgan

The associate dean of programmes wants to hire more women

One-way ticket to inclusivity

‘Legislation requiring a certain number of women on boards is just fine’, says Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Glencore appoints first woman director

Male culture needs total rethink

The ‘demeaning and demoralising’ working lives of women executives

Chartered accountant tackles the fashion industry

After leaving banking, Helena Farstad aims to implement a sustainable business model

Women in Business – Shira Kaplan, MBA student

Business school is an ideal environment in which to experiment. Use every resource available

Human rights advocate Baroness Goudie

The peer discusses her work to stop the use of sexual violence in conflict and improve the lives of women and children

Don’t underestimate girl hurricanes, editors

We appear to be so foolish that we underestimate female-named hurricanes and women editors

CBI seeks target to reduce gender pay gap

Call to ‘shine a light’ on 20% earnings difference

Women in Business – Nicole Lindsay

The MBA careers adviser says small details matter

Blog: impressions from the FT’s Twitter Q&A

Jonathan Moules says much of the discussion revolved around the challenge of how to encourage more women to build fast-growing global businesses

Blog: Women at back of grid in Monaco

It is sadly not surprising that the finalists at this year’s EY’s entrepreneur contest are overwhelmingly male

Jennifer Riria, the entrepreneur who empowered Kenyan women

The group chief executive of Kenya Women Holding describes her humble beginnings and outlines her manifesto for African economic development

Europe leads way over women on boards

Quotas and corporate governance drive shift

Interview: Lady Barbara Judge

‘If you want to be promoted, you have to let people know,’ says the lawyer and banker, talking with rare honesty about ambition and mistakes during her distinguished career

Fight for sex equality, campaigner urges

Address workplace attitudes, says Women’s Business Council head

Women in business – Kudiratu Usman, MBA graduate

The MBA graduate would like to set up a business in Nigeria

US politics: Permanent campaigner

Hillary Clinton already has the machinery in place for a presidential bid

US author Maya Angelou dies aged 86

Chronicler of racial injustice and one of first black female writers to reach global readership

Women in business – Michaela Tanjangco, MiM student

The student wants to create a social business in the Philippines and tackle health problems

Top tips for getting ahead in the car industry

Start early. Getting your career going at 19 always helps

Countrywide names new chief executive

Estate agency recruits from beyond property sector

Glencore to appoint first female director

Pledge to end status as only FTSE 100 company with all-male board

Women in business – Neeta Patel, chief executive

The chief executive advises women to give everything a go

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