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Jill Ker Conway, academic and business leader

Jill Ker Conway, Academic and business leader

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

Margaret Cording

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

Despite programmes to retain them, senior women in London’s financial district still drop out in large numbers. What’s going wrong?

City women seek quotas to combat sexism

Data show tally of female senior managers stagnating below 20%

Jo Fairley - Founder, Green & Black’s and The Perfume Society

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

Maria Eugenia Giron

Women in Business — Maria Eugenia Giron

The professor says entrepreneurship helps gender equality

Ebtesam Al-Alawi

Women in Business — Ebtesam Al-Alawi

The PhD student enjoys being able to apply her studies to healthcare services

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UK long-serving non-execs on the wane

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

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

India’s women search for safe travel

The recent alleged rape of a passenger by an Uber driver in Delhi put a harsh glare on the issue

Women in Business — Wendy Chapple

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

Senequier: A French financier’s burden

A leading private equity boss feels hampered by nationality, writes Anne-Sylvaine Chassany

Madame Cézanne at the Met

Tender wife or dull-witted shrew? A New York show tries to rescue the reputation of Hortense Cézanne, the maligned muse of a genius

Inside the home of chemist Dame Carol Robinson

The first female professor of chemistry at both Oxford and Cambridge universities talks about her groundbreaking career

Expat lives: FT reporter returns to a changed Mumbai

Avantika Chilkoti recalls feeling like a foreigner after moving back to the Indian city she lived in as a child

All-female panels: the new normal?

‘I had never seen an all-female panel at a big conference before, least of all in the financial world. Nor, it seemed, had anyone else’

Women (still) don’t win prizes

‘Something about the culture of UK schools is nudging young women away from economics’

Profile: Maya Meron, Quince Organic

‘Music has its own beauty,’ Meron says, ‘but cooking brings immediate results’

The other glass ceiling: female winemakers

‘Women are the most powerful economic force in the world’s wine market‘

Women of 2014 in their own words

Quotes from some of the headline makers

Profiles: women we watched

Promotions, births and Hollywood marriages: FT Weekend Magazine’s headline makers of the year

The Inventory: Marilynne Robinson

‘Every time I write a book, in the literal sense it changes my mind’

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

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’

Tech stars: The women of Alibaba

A third of the Chinese ecommerce group’s 18 founding partners are female, and women account for nine of the 30 partners who control management decisions

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 the younger generation is that working seriously and professionally does not pay off

‘Being brown and woman handicaps’ Tory

Constituency chief says would-be MP suffered ‘double whammy’

Women in Business — Tara Swart

The neuroscientist advises women graduates to find sponsors

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

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

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



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