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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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Women in Business – Stephanie Patrick

Stephanie Patrick

Duke Fuqua alumna says there isn’t a one-size-fits-all profile of a successful woman in business

Marina Silva, left, and Dilma Rousseff, right, on the campaign trail in Brasilia this month
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Race for Brazil’s driving seat

Dilma Rousseff was set for a second term, but then Marina Silva emerged as a serious rival

Nicky Morgan Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities 25/9/14
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Tories take schools run for profit off agenda

Education secretary looks to defuse tensions with teachers

‘Innovating Women’, by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya

The gender gap in Silicon Valley and what a new generation of technologists are doing to close it. Review by Hannah Kuchler

Blair leaves Matrix barristers’ chambers

Co-founder quits human rights practice to focus on consultancy

Emma Willis, designer
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At Work with ... Emma Willis

The queen bee of sewing is flying the flag for UK manufacturing and its injured military heroes

Fom left: Anna Wintour, Franca Sozzani and Jonathan Newhouse
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Milan: interview with Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani

With fashion weeks in full swing, the editor talks about her 26 years at the helm

Michelle Lam...SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014--Founder and CEO of True&Co, Michelle Lam, at the company's San Francisco, headquarters on Monday September 8, 2014. True&Co is an online bra company based in San Francisco, CA. ( Photo by Norbert von der Groeben )
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More female tech founders win funding

Focus is on tricky ecommerce areas such as beauty and fashion

Michelle Monteiro

Women in Business – Michelle Monteiro

Management consultant says every failure is an opportunity to learn and grow

Scotland set for its first female leader

Nicola Sturgeon backed by ruling party heavyweights to lead SNP

The business guru: Ofra Strauss

‘Everyone needs a mentor’

Egon Zehnder aims to put women at the top

At work with ... Barbara Stocking

The president of Murray Edwards College helps bright grads navigate the start of their careers

Companies must avoid women’s networking ghettoes

Programmes to redress gender imbalance may do harm if they just tick boxes

We need to make paternity leave ‘trendy’

Changing societal norms will have the biggest effect

Boardroom success hides trouble below

The 30% Club is shifting its campaigning focus from female company chairmen to seeing more women in middle management

Challenging presumptions of difference

Expensive diversity initiatives are unlikely to deliver intended results until societies tackle deeper biases

The gender pay gap is growing wider, especially for mothers

Lower salaries can set in at the very beginning of women’s careers

At work with ... Annette King

A supportive boss and smoothing rough edges helped the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather UK to the top

Santander keeps it all in the family

Women in Business – Kate Battle

Management consultant aims to be flexible and organised

In search of the flexible-working utopia

Women’s changing role in the workplace is being balanced by a changing role for men at home

Joan Rivers dies in New York hospital

Comedienne suffers cardiac arrest after vocal surgery

Women to dominate high-skill roles in UK

All-male mandarin shortlists to be banned

Move to increase number of leading female civil servants in UK

I worry a promotion would wreck my work/life balance

Your Question Answered: How to go after a more senior job without losing sleep, now or later

KPMG boosts ranks of female partners

Women in Business - Sophia Arthur, MBA graduate

The IT expert enjoys using her skills in the charity sector

Helena Morrissey takes aim at the IMA

Investment management lobby group seeks greater diversity in management

Inside the home of Care USA chief Helene Gayle

The head of the humanitarian aid group talks about her life in Atlanta and her efforts to tackle global poverty

MBA partners bring science to business

Partners predict huge demand for scientists to work in business

Silicon Valley’s diversity reboot

Technology groups are under pressure to be less pale and male

Norway leads push for gender equality

Boardroom quota fails to fix lack of female chief executives

Fewer women directors at SMEs

Prospects are better at UK multinationals

Women lag behind men in graduate job hunt

Male students focus on possible careers at earlier stage

Next steps on more women in tech

The issue is innovation, not gender equality or diversity metrics

Female managers face ‘midlife pay crisis’

Jo Ellison: a blouse with superpowers

Nessa Stein may not carry a trophy bag but her coats are cut to perfection

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

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