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Case study: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of Biocon

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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

'Taking the Stage' book cover

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

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

Christine Wolff

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

Catherine Roberts

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

Career soars thanks to flexible working and commitment to equal pay

Olga Pleshakova, chief executive of Transaero

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

Michelle Mone, founder of Ultimo

The businesswoman discusses success and entrepreneurship’s bitter lessons

Cable warns female appointments slowing

Business secretary calls for redoubling of efforts to meet quotas

Women in Business — Camille Hamel

The French masters student is proud to have learnt Chinese

Minimal take up of flexible working hours

Men and women too uncomfortable to ask their boss about options

Jill Ker Conway, academic and business leader

The feminist has left her mark on some of America’s biggest companies’ boards

Women in Business — Margaret Cording

The professor of strategy says humility is a powerful tool

Sexism and the City

It takes much more than targets to help women climb the greasy pole

Sexism and the City: a special FT report

London’s financial district has a problem with senior women. Despite the countless programmes designed to retain them, why do they still drop out in large numbers — and is there a solution?

City women seek quotas to combat sexism

Data show tally of female senior managers stagnating below 20%

Jo Fairley of Green & Black’s makes scents

Chocolate entrepreneur on perfume and ‘having a go’

Quotas boost women’s share of board seats

Proportion of female directors is 35% in Norway, census shows

Women in Business — Maria Eugenia Giron

The professor says entrepreneurship helps gender equality

Women in Business — Ebtesam Al-Alawi

The PhD student believes her studies strengthen her independence

UK long-serving non-execs on the wane

Number of directors in the post for more than nine years falls by a quarter

Patrizia Grieco: agent for change in Italy

Enel’s chair is outside the clubby norm of corporate and political life

Law partner and mother? Do a split shift

A senior lawyer finds a way to combine career and mothering; the only thing missing is sleep

Church of England appoints first woman bishop

Cheshire vicar takes over diocese of Stockport

China businesswoman fined $404m for graft

Former egg-seller who brokered bribes jailed for 20 years



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