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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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Female managers face ‘midlife pay crisis’

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Women aged 40-plus earn 35% less than male counterparts

Jo Ellison: a blouse with superpowers

The honourable art of minimalism

Gabriela Galvano

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

Fields Medal goes to Maryam Mirzakhani

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

The idea that an adoring other half is electoral Viagra refuses to die, writes Helen Lewis

opera composer Jennifer Walshe in boxing gear
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Jennifer Walshe: music that packs a punch

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

Onyanta Adama

Women in Business – Onyanta Adama

The MBA student – one of the team leaders in the FT MBA Challenge – values education for girls

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

Women in business – Arbia Ziadi, MBA

The doctor will use her medical and business skills in Cameroon

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

Women in Business – Ginny Gibson

The Henley professor says change takes time

Confidence matters as much as competence

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

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

The power of parent bloggers

Advertisers are courting influential mums and dads

Women in Business – Vanessa Vallely, executive

The founder of We Are the City says networking is vital

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

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