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No change in level of female high earners

Initiatives have failed to close the gender gap on pay

A HSBC bank is seen in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2007. HSBC Holdings on Monday said its 2006 profits rose 5 percent, just short of analysts' expectations, as Europe's biggest bank took a $10.6 billion hit for bad debts after problems in its U.S. mortgage lending. Bloomberg Photo: Adam Rountree

HSBC targets 50% senior roles for women

Banks under pressure from government to tackle gender imbalance

Moroccan women behind in the workplace

More training is needed to increase the number of women in the labour market


Following Zuckerberg on paternity leave

Advice is to not be deterred by stereotypes and be courageous

Feeling useless is essential for success

One problem of getting older is that your self-knowledge goes up but so does your complacency

‘When you are a woman you are put to a test’: Maria Mercedes Corrales, right, mentoring Yuki Uchida, on business culture

Female entrepreneurs get support in Japan

Few women start-up or lead businesses

‘When you are a woman you are put to a test’: Maria Mercedes Corrales, right, mentoring Yuki Uchida, on business culture

Japan Inc rejects female executives scheme

PM Abe’s ‘womenomics’ subsidy plan increases benefits

Number of women in top UK posts rises

Community diversity is still not accurately reflected on boards

Cautious shift in attitudes towards women at work

Female participation is prominent at senior levels of Turkish business but less evident in labour force at large

Premium pressure: Inga Beale is worried that some insurance is being arranged too cheaply
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Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London CEO

First female boss wants to modernise without alienating old guard

Women watchmakers in a man’s world

Female chief executives are changing the face of the industry

A welcome step for Saudi suffragettes

The municipal poll promises to be a move towards breaking down social barriers in the kingdom

For the rest of the year your pay will be zero

At its starkest it can be summed up as men want to get on, women want work-life balance

Davies has gone far with equality but not far enough

Let us go out and find all the very impressive women who work in risk

City urged to peg pay to gender balance

Proposal aims to encourage gender balance in financial services

Women in Business — Kathryn Bishop

Programme director believes in making progress through education

Women on boards target raised to 33%

Review on gender diversity in boardroom also expands voluntary goal to FTSE 250 companies

Davies upbeat on corporate diversity

Review author sees increasing acceptance among chairmen

UK employers to disclose bonuses pay gap

Cameron forces further steps to promote gender equality

Women target roles on and off the track

As numbers rise in technical positions, there is a drive to back more female racers in the sport

Mellody Hobson, president, Ariel Investments

Revered finance chief advocates import of seeing racial differences

Power does not emanate from a boss’s high heels

Authority comes from competency, confidence and calmness under pressure

Japan’s launderette boom

Working women are opting for the huge, high-tech machines they cannot install at home

Women in Business — Aysha Al-Mudahka

Chief executive says women should disregard gender constraints

Watershed moment for female fund staff

Columbia Threadneedle follows Google to reveal gender balance

All-male boards come with $655bn cost

The idea that only men should fill the director role is costing us all a lot of money

Kailen Rosenberg, finding love for the rich and misguided

Helping people find love is rather similar to coaching careers

Women in Business — Rakefet Russak-Aminoach

Israeli executive proud to lead a bank with a diverse workforce

Back from maternity leave

Flexibility and frankness help new mothers and their managers

Mother of a manifesto for working women

‘Unfinished Business’ by Anne-Marie Slaughter: heartfelt analysis

Student takes motherhood in her stride

Former TV host includes her baby in school routine at Oxford Saïd

Women in Business — Anuchika Stanislaus

Skema student aims to change gender stereotypes

US business schools attract more women

Top-tier MBA programmes have made progress recruiting females but more needs to be done

India’s women-only travel agencies

Single-sex tours reflect the conservatism of Indian society

The economic consequences of gender equality

Half of humanity’s work is a terrible thing to waste

30% Club: women-friendly future for top jobs

Lobby group’s new head Brenda Trenowden plans to ensure there are female candidates for senior posts

Women in Business — Nicole de Fontaines

Cems secretary general believes in the value of listening to others

Put women at the top and lift hedge funds

From 2007, those run by females have returned 59% against average of 37%, writes Stephen Foley

Career counsel: Perseverance needed to reach tech board level

Advice for a woman on reaching the top in the male-dominated technology sector

The riff: Middle manager as warrior

Reputation for pettiness contradicted by research

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