Who are the FT’s women of 2016?

From Theresa May to Simone Biles, we interview and profile the women of the year

Simone Biles: ‘Sometimes it’s like: how did I just do that?’

Her gravity-defying performances electrified audiences at the Rio Olympics. Now America’s most decorated gymnast is getting used to life back home

Jean Liu on how she defeated Uber in China

The head of Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company, is transforming the business into a global internet powerhouse

Margrethe Vestager, the woman who took the fight to Apple

The EU competition commissioner on dialogue, respect and tackling gender bias

Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Vicky Jones on creating hit series ‘Fleabag’

The TV comedy grew out of a partnership that prizes complexity, vulnerability and pushing the boundaries

Njideka Akunyili Crosby on her breakthrough year 

The Nigerian-born, LA-based artist talks about heritage, identity and why she chose art over medicine

Dilma Rousseff: ‘A woman in authority is called hard, while a man is called strong’

The former Brazilian president was impeached earlier this year following a gruelling battle. She talks about her stunning reversal of fortune and future plans

Mary Berry: ‘I like to grasp the nettle and get it done’

After winning the hearts of millions with ‘Bake Off’, the broadcaster and cookery writer has two new TV shows in the works – and no plans to slow down

Arianna Huffington: Selling the zzzzeitgeist

‘A sleepless overachiever, Huffington changed her habits . . . and saw that sleep was a business opportunity’

Photo of Simon Kuper

Bad language: the curse of gender equality

‘The fact that swearing is now an equal-opportunity practice is cheering in some ways’

Photo of Gillian Tett

A profile of Jo Cox, Labour MP and activist

The politician spent her days exuding a quality that seems in short supply: empathy

Latest in FT Magazine