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Church of England appoints first woman bishop

Cheshire vicar takes over diocese of Stockport

Wendy Chapple

Women in Business — Wendy Chapple

The associate professor believes there has never been a better time to be a woman in business

Arundhati Bhattacharya, head of State Bank of India

The first woman to chair India’s most important financial institution is part of a banking industry that is the most female-friendly in the world

Lily Cole
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Entrepreneur Lily Cole: From wild rubber to diamonds

‘My work in fashion has led me to examine the impact of the things we consume, and why this must change’

Lucy Peng, Alibaba chief people officer
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Tech stars: The women of Alibaba

A third of founding partners and nine out of 30 managers are female at the Chinese ecommerce group, the world’s second-largest internet company

Naomi Klein, climate change activist

The author and anti-globalisation firebrand has targeted billionaires such as Branson and Bloomberg to expose how capitalism has failed to fight global warming

Chivalry holds Japanese women back

The message to younger people is that working seriously does not pay off, says Nobuko Kobayashi

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Women in Business — Tara Swart

The neuroscientist advises women graduates to find sponsors, a mentor and a coach

Skydiver Lesley Gale
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‘I was one of 117 women in a record skydive’

After 30 years of skydiving, Lesley Gale decided to seek out an extra challenge

A businesswoman holding a baby
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Part-time salaries catching up, but slowly

More women and (some) men are shunning full-time jobs

Men alone should no longer run finance

At this rate, women should achieve executive parity in 120 years

Pinault loyalist rises to Christie’s top

Barbizet earns position after long tenure in billionaire’s group

Women’s game seeks chance to widen appeal

Internationals draw large crowds but lack of sponsors means finances are tight at club level

German’s death sparks immigration debate

Student teacher whose life support was switched off becomes national hero

Business cannot afford to put barriers in women’s way

Most have grasped the need for access to the female talent pool, but leaders must act

Comment: Women need to network

Julia Hobsbawm on the imperative of female business relationships

Why UK women miss out on science and technology careers

Females in developing economies forge ahead in ‘stem’ subjects

Clinton’s rickety bridge to the White House

Voters lack a compelling reason to embrace Democrats, as opposed to simply rejecting Republicans

Sturgeon: ‘business has nothing to fear’

Scotland’s new first minister tries to allay class war fears over radical land reform plans

Sexism still plagues fund management

FT global survey finds deep mistrust of whistleblowing procedures

Number of female fund executives falls

Gender diversity in retreat in boardrooms of UK asset managers

What women want is good advice

Poor communication from financial advisers is gender neutral

‘I’m a bit hyperactive, not a workaholic’

Helena Morrissey campaigns tirelessly against boardroom sexism

Women battle culture of ‘subtle sexism’

Women in fund management wrestle with an entrenched old-boys’ clique

Swiss plan to put women in top management

Large groups must ensure women hold 30 per cent of senior posts

Germany backs quotas for women on boards

Rules set 30% target for large company boards by 2016

Women in Business: Anne Kiem

The chief executive has an open-door policy at work

New fathers set to share maternity rights

Parental move is ‘beginning of something fundamental and profound’

Parental leave: Q&A

Mothers and fathers will be able to share time off after a birth

Sturgeon balances genders in Scots shuffle

Analysts see little sign of policy shift from first minister

Johanna Weber, mathematician and aerodynamicist, 1910-2014

Wing woman whose sums let Concorde take to the skies

Ticking boxes will not boost diversity

Why setting government targets is unlikely to have the desired effect

Sturgeon elected Scotland’s first minister

‘Working-class Ayrshire girl’ vows to govern for whole nation

A corporate balance sheet with added love

An ethically-minded riposte to traditional financial reporting

Commentary: sector should show feminine side

Shelley O’Connor of Morgan Stanley on the case for talent developmnet

Commentary: demand for women’s skills will rise

Loren Fox on a dilemma for employers

FT 100 US women financial advisers

The elite group of US investment talent

Top US women financial advisers profile: Maureen Raihle

The woman with $2.7bn under management puts families first

Top US women financial advisers profile: Patti Baum

The woman with $694m under management and an entrepreneurial spirit

Top US women financial advisers profile: Lori Van Dusen

The woman who manages more than $4bn seeks to cultivate talent



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