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Japan ministers resign amid scandals

Abrupt downfall for rising stars in country’s political landscape

Frozen families and fertility in the Valley

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

Jane Bryant, Director, BAE Systems

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

‘Your industry needs you’ is key message for women

Chandra Crawford

Women in business – Chandra Crawford

The professional skier aims to empower girls through sport

Dr Julie Hodges
©Mark Pinder

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 illustration
©Seb Jarnot

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

It is hard to believe he would have said the same thing to a man, writes Brooke Masters

File photo of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai posing for pictures during a photo opportunity at the United Nations in the Manhattan borough of New York August 18, 2014. Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Ocotber 10, 2014 together with Kailash Satyarthi (not pictured). REUTERS/Andrea Da Silva/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS HEADSHOT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Malala and Satyarthi win Nobel Prize

Pakistani schoolgirl and Indian children’s 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

Focus E15 Mothers face eviction

Fight for more social housing in London under threat

Lagarde warns of ‘new mediocre’ era

IMF chief says world economy at an inflection point

Heroic solo commanders need not apply in future

Why are there so few senior female executives at the top of organisations?

Women in Business – Stephanie Patrick

Duke Fuqua alumna chose her course in order to grow as a leader

Race for Brazil’s driving seat

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

The business of lipstick

From Gucci to Burberry, designer brands are entering the beauty sector. But are lipsticks always lucrative?

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

Blair leaves Matrix barristers’ chambers

Co-founder quits human rights practice to focus on consultancy

At Work with ... Emma Willis

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

Milan: interview with Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani

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

More female tech founders win funding

Focus is on tricky ecommerce areas such as beauty and fashion

Women in Business – Michelle Monteiro

Management consultant says failure can be a positive thing

Scotland set for its first female leader

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

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