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Friendships outside work can hinder women

London's Garrick Club, whose membership remains all-male
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Men are more likely to socialise with their office mentors, writes Herminia Ibarra

Risk Summit 2015 at The Judge Business School, Univerity of Cambridge | Ian Olsson Photography

Women in Business - Siobhan Sweeney

Cambridge Judge MBA believes diversity is becoming valued and it is important to be open-minded

An ideal founder: young, female, ex-Google

One venture capital firm’s review of its best performers challenged early-stage investing precepts

Rush hour workers pass Tower Bridge in the financial district of the City of London January 29, 2013.
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Gender pay gap widest at top of ladder

Difference is greatest at senior levels and among older workers

Jonathan McHugh illustration
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Cameron’s assault on gender pay justified

New data show the gap between male and female salaries is too large

Naama Bloom

Women in Business — Naama Bloom

Founder aims to help girls through transitional times in their lives with her subscription service

Martin Root at his desk. Photographs on Martin's desk of his partner and his family on his 40th birthday. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Pictures that paint a thousand words

Photos displayed at work have psychological significance

Alison Kay

Women in Business — Alison Kay

Vice-chair aims to help businesses restore the balance between growth, profit and purpose

Davies needs to ask the right questions

Simple targets do little with complex problems and often obscure the fact that little has changed

Sreehari Desai

Women in Business — Sreedhari Desai

UNC Kenan-Flagler professor focuses on ethical decision-making

Davies Review shines light on women’s pay

Aims to ensure that a quarter of earners at top firms are female

Club rules keep women out of the network

The fact that you leave work at the door of all-male clubs is beside the point, writes Sarah Gordon

The ex-factor: in business after a split

Separated couples’ strategies to preserve commercial partnerships

Boardrooms see rise in non-exec women

Despite achievement by FTSE 350 companies men still dominate

Pensions beat funds on gender diversity

Females occupy nearly a fifth of senior roles at large investors

Women in Business — Ruthe Farmer

Oxford Saïd MBA on a mission to encourage women to enter tech

Women in Business — Meika Hollender

NYU Stern MBA encourages women to manage their sexual wellbeing

Patricia Barbizet, Christie’s CEO

The auction house boss has become one of France’s most powerful business leaders

Abi Morgan: ‘I can’t not be a feminist’

The writer’s newly revived play ‘Splendour’ and upcoming film ‘Suffragette’ portray women on the front line of political change

Thousands of mothers forced to quit jobs

Study shows widespread discrimination persists in workforce

UK’s halting progress to board-level equality

Hitting a headline target hides a lack of improvement lower down

Women in Business — Virginia Pavin

Esade student aims to prepare women for rewarding careers

Women and money: the struggle to juggle

Female breadwinners must balance their husband, household, money and career

Indefensible secrets on women’s pay

Employers have been told to come clean. Watch them squirm

Women still mind the gap on pay and power

A lack of women in the boardroom and pay differentials are linked

The long wait for equal pay audits is finally over

Businesses should have nothing to fear from a little more sunlight

Companies told to publish gender pay data

Business sceptical at new rules as ministers tackle wage inequality

Women in Business — Priya Seebaruth

Port management executive advises choosing contacts carefully

Gender diversity: a hidden problem

Lack of information on fund houses’ gender balance

Hamp case threatens Japan diversity push

Toyota executive’s treatment illustrates problems faced by expats

Karen Cook takes senior Goldman post

Star banker has built an enviable list of large-cap clients

Japan: Women in the workforce

Critics of a new law say corporate Japan needs wholesale change

Women in Business — Eisha Armstrong

Harvard MBA graduate says the most important thing a leader can do is build a great team

Make tech disrupters fix diversity issues

The sector’s powerful white men can make the case for inclusion, writes Helen Lewis

Investor relations is a great place to look for independent directors

IR people understand regulations on public companies and can anticipate shareholder scorn

Vanessa Gounden, owner and creative director

From spies to clothes, with mining inbetween

Toyota’s Hamp resigns after drug arrest

Departure of carmaker’s first senior western female executive deals blow to diversity push

Fairbairn replaces Cridland as CBI chief

Business lobby group to get its first woman director-general

Women in Business — Lynn Wooten

Associate professor believes change is on the horizon for women

Equality struggle for Japan’s ‘womenomics’

Is the country’s plan to increase female corporate representation too ambitious?



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