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Access to finance remains a problem for female entrepreneurs

Spanx founder Sara Blakely poses for a portrait in her office against a wall of LIFE magazine covers

If investment finance were made easier to come by, might more women make it big?

Women in Business — Laura Rife

Business and medicine are male-dominated but give capable women real chances, says the physician

Only 5 women chief executives in FTSE 100

Females make inroads on boards but top slots remain elusive

Women in Business — Nancy McKinstry

The chief executive has used her role to increase board diversity

EU push for more UK female directors

German quotas lift Brussels’ plan for gender equality on boards

Annie Van Harlingen

Switched on to wearable technology

Annie Van Harlingen is bringing traditional know-how to Ringly’s high-tech jewellery

Boards fail to alter their mix

FT Investigation: Data on the experience of FTSE 100 directors show no true gains in diversity have been achieved despite rise in number of female non executives

Women face a maze, not a glass ceiling

Some barriers — of prejudice, or of lack of opportunity — still stand

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Women in Business — Eve Poole

The researcher would like ethics to be taught properly

Shaking the Silicon Valley boys’ club

Tech industry’s men and women are uneasy about Ellen Pao’s case

The women in line to chair the big companies

This year, it is time to focus on chairwomen, not just NEDs

Opaque path that leads to the boardroom

In the first of a series exposing the true nature of UK boards, a study finds that women are encouraged, but men are appointed

Haruno Yoshida is redefining women’s roles in Japan

To succeed, you must open your own path, says the president of BT Japan

UK to miss target for women board members

Evidence shows gender diversity is better at avoiding scandal

Mitie chief urges more support for women

McGregor-Smith backs flexible working

Carnwath: listed groups built ‘for men’

Just three FTSE 100 groups chaired by women

Gender pay-gap details to be published

Lib Dems win law change to force transparency on wages

Mothers add special value to the MBA

Mothers challenge stereotypes in the workplace and classroom

Case study: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of Biocon

The taste of success for an entrepreneur in male-dominated industry

Book review: ‘Taking the Stage’, by Judith Humphrey

Do not nod or apologise. Strong words are needed if women want to advance your career

Corporations begin to recognise the benefits of gender diversity

Critics argue that quotas for supervisory boards will force women into roles for which they are unprepared

Top jobs still out of reach for most women

Mandating female representation has done little to narrow the gap for many

Women need courage on the ‘glass cliff’

Women who make it to the top can find themselves very isolated

Case study: Catherine Roberts, director-general of Defence Materiel Organisation

Career soars thanks to flexible working and commitment to equal pay

Gender and income equality in Russia

‘There’s no discrimination. Women are held back by glass ceilings in their heads’

Gender gap narrows in a world where men still rule

The secrecy that so often surrounds pay can make it easier for inequality to continue

Support for a difficult transition

Resuming a career in financial services after a long break can be a daunting experience

Lack of programming skills puts young women at a disadvantage

More women than men are playing mobile games, yet those that make them remain distinctly male

Female students challenge myths

Two MIT Sloan graduates explain why women should ignore their doubts about studying for an MBA

Women in Business — Heather Dix, MBA and PhD

The HR director studied part-time while working

The tech industry and its problem with women

Women are under-represented, sidelined for promotion and regularly exposed to inappropriate behaviour

Silicon Valley sex discrimination on trial

Ellen Pao is seeking $16m damages from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins

Women in Business — Miranda Brawn

Don’t be afraid of rejection, advises the MBA graduate

Jenny Dawson, founder of Rubies in the Rubble

Seeing fresh produce being dumped drove chutney and jam company’s creation

Women in Business — Marina Kundu

HEC Paris has appointed first female head of executive education

Lord Davies: mentoring and equality at work

Tough love is often needed to help others succeed

Is gender a factor in fund performance?

Studies indicate outperformance of female hedge fund managers

Women in Business — Rei Hasegawa

The MBA graduate wants to inspire women in Japan to find career opportunities

Miliband runs into more anger over paternity leave

Plan to extend fathers’ right attacked as ‘tax on business

Ginni Rometty, business executive

The IBM chief talks to Gillian Tett about having ‘cyber-conversations’ with half-a-million employees, machines making decisions and why she wishes they’d gone to Starbucks

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