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Fairbairn replaces Cridland as CBI chief

Business lobby group to get its first woman director-general

Lynn Wooten

Women in Business — Lynn Wooten

Associate professor believes change is on the horizon for women as more organisations offer support

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Equality struggle for Japan’s ‘womenomics’

Plan to up female corporate representation may be too ambitious

Jude Ower, founder and CEO Playmob
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The gender challenge in the video games industry

Women are breaking the dominance of men in the video games sector

Adversity has spurred remarkable careers and ideas

‘Beau Biden would live a life of meaning. He would live a life for others’

Joint CEO's and Co-Founders of Theatre group, ATG, Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter, photographed at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking.
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Start-up lessons from a theatrical empire

Ambassador Theatre Group’s Rosemary Squire on the art of balancing creativity and pragmatism

Throw school gates open to girls everywhere

Partnerships with UK and Japan will help remove barriers to education, writes Michelle Obama

Norah Prida Bay

Women in Business — Norah Prida Bay

Entrepreneur at London Business School aims to help women gain access to credit with her app

James Ferguson illustration of Michel Ferrary and Ruth Sealy
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Are gender quotas needed?

Two professors debate use of quotas to increase women on boards

Sarah Raine and Millena Edmonds of Studio Moxy

Call to raise female aspirations

Women tend to aim lower and struggle to find financial backing

Women in Business — Patricia Greene

Director of entrepreneurship is quick to confront discrimination

The endangered female fund manager

The number of women who choose a career in asset management remains stubbornly low

Video games on the gender agenda

Six women discuss their work in a male-dominated industry

A plan to help Britain’s precious little burdens

More than subsidy is needed to make childcare affordable for parents

Women run just 2% of US fund assets

Females more likely to become doctors, lawyers or accountants than portfolio managers, study finds

Warning of ‘meltdown’ over free childcare

Offering fits Cameron’s mantra of helping “working people get on”

Women in Business — Marianne Lewis

New dean of City University Cass starts her role in September

Oxford nominates female vice-chancellor

Professor Louise Richardson brings to an end 785 years of male academic leadership

Women in Business — Aniela Unguresan

Executive MBA graduate strives to assess gender equality at work

UK boards miss target for women directors

Push for greater diversity yet to achieve widespread change

Whitbread recruits Brittain as CEO

Number of female executives in FTSE 100 rises to 6

Inside the outsider’s Shanghai

Multimedia report on how expats make the most of life in China

Women feel under more stress at work

Willingness to acknowledge pressure is a factor

Lord Davies calls for childcare reform

Tax credits and bigger nurseries needed to address City gender gap

Women sheriffs of Wall Street

Criticism of financial practice and regulation must be heeded

Women in Business — Béatrice de Montille

Establish what you are good at and believe in yourself, says jewellery entrepreneur

Goldberg stood for tech’s nurturing side

The SurveyMonkey chief was highly talented but also unpretentious and truly meritocratic

The power of role models

‘Gender is not the only point of discrimination in finance or policy making today. Nor is it the most extreme’

Women in eastern Europe lead the way

Female representation in high-ranking jobs is better in the region, with some notable exceptions

Backing Beirut

The rise of female entrepreneurs in Lebanon is winning over investors

European companies boost women in power

Siemens, Bayer and Nestlé among multinationals meeting challenge for more boardroom equality

Women in Business — Georgette Phillips

Lehigh College of Business and Economics dean keeps things simple

We need more female chief executives

Schoolgirls must be shown that there is no such thing as a ‘female’ career, writes Barbara Judge

Young stars spread advertising message

A much-loved film or sports star in an advertising campaign can do much to boost sales

Women in Business — Rosalind Searle

Always have the courage to ask for things, says professor of organisational behaviour

Non-exec roles help women up the ladder

Part-time board positions can be especially valuable in your 30s

Women in Business — Jennifer Berdahl

Feminist researcher describes her centre for gender and diversity

Goldman sued over ‘sex discrimination’

Banker claims she was cheated out of millions in bonuses

Women in Business — Kirti Lad, headhunter

Executive search consultant helps female managers in Asia

Women in Business — Kristina Koch, MBA student

Business school is a great opportunity for self-development, says the former competitive athlete



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