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What every female founder needs to know

A group of female tech CEOs visiting Silicon Valley from the UK
©Caroline Daniel

What did 17 British women, all tech CEOs, learn from their US counterparts on a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley?

Women absent from senior academic roles

Higher education career structure may be partly to blame for absence of female leaders

Marianna Fotaki

Women in Business – Marianna Fotaki

The professor says women must take charge

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Death sentence sparks international condemnation

Banks seek women alumni for top jobs

‘We want more female vice-presidents and managing directors’

HSBC employees in NY allege retaliation

Plaintiffs claim they suffered after reporting harassment of colleague

Can we give kisses a miss in finance?

Pecks on the cheek are surprisingly rife in the City

Andrew Ballheimer, Sara Pickersgill and Claire Coppel (blonde hair) from Allen & Overy. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Three generations in one office

Millennial, Generation X and baby-boomer colleagues on their jobs

Osborne reaches out to women voters

Business grant to subsidise childcare extended by £2m

Women targeted in Iran power struggle

Attacks part of campaign by hardliners to ‘propagate virtue’

Yahoo bites back as activists circle

Mayer mounts five-pronged defence of turnround efforts

New heir apparent named for GDF Suez

Latest management change in the French energy sector

Women code schools tackle gender divide

Female coding training offers role models and insights

Good payday karma for Microsoft chief

Nadella granted compensation package worth an estimated $84.3m

Egg-freezing triggers diversity debate

Tech company perk prompts look at role in employees’ lives

My First Million – Jane Green

The former journalist has sold more than 10m copies

Companies deserve praise for giving perks

Efforts to help employees plan their lives should be lauded

Marie Stopes: 100 years of sex advice

As a birth-control pioneer, the author of 1918’s ‘Married Love’ received thousands of letters from fans, critics and those in need of advice

Frozen families and fertility in the Valley

The hot idea from Palo Alto could hatch all sorts of weird offspring

More UK children born to women over 30

Uncertainty over jobs, housing and relationships contribute to trend

At Work with ... Jayne Bryant, engineer and director, BAE Systems

‘Your industry needs you’ is key message for women

Sturgeon confirmed as SNP leader

Membership surges following post-referendum morale boost

Abby Johnson’s $5tn family business

Fidelity Investments’ new chief follows her father and grandfather

Women in business – Chandra Crawford

The professional skier aims to empower girls through sport

Saudi Arabia offers cultural challenge

UK business school is teaching Saudi women leadership skills

Why Serena Williams is unrivalled

Tennis player owes her success to her outstanding service game

Delphine Arnault, LVMH heiress

Can the Louis Vuitton EVP fulfil her wish for a quiet life? Over sashimi in Paris, she talks about celebrating luxury and her father Bernard’s ‘almost magical’ instincts

Nadella’s bad karma over women’s pay

Microsoft chief’s remarks seem to confirm gender salary gap fears

Malala and Satyarthi win Nobel Prize

Pakistani schoolgirl and Indian children’s rights activist share award

German boards suffer female brain drain

Number of women in executive suite falls to below 6 per cent

Never have so few worked so hard for boardroom equality

Headhunters do their bit to get women to the table

Northern light

Dame Nancy Rothwell, a leading neuroscientist and the University of Manchester’s first female vice-chancellor, on why she refuses to see students as customers and why she is grateful for her flirtation with art

Brazil markets rally on election result

Strong gains by pro-business candidate cheer investors

Women in Business – ShaoLan Hsueh

The entrepreneur believes people should follow their passions

MBA students take fashionable steps

Business schools are collaborating with young designers to help foster an entrepreneurial mindset

Targeted actions to improve position of women are paying off – but slowly

Many nations just pay lip-service to the issue, blighting growth prospects

Experience trumps gender on boards

For investors, equality is not as important as ensuring directors have diverse backgrounds

‘Gone Girl’ and the gender wars

A look at the shifting nature of marriage in the movies as the film of the bestseller reignites the battle of the sexes

Engineer with a mission

The first female head of the Royal Academy of Engineering aims to put engineering at the heart of society

At Home: web pioneer Dame Wendy Hall

The computer scientist on the future of the internet, cyber crime and why, one day, we could all have chips in our brains

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