Management’s missing women

Gender equality has become a highly publicised corporate goal, but exclusive FT data show how slow progress has been. Interviews with executives charged with creating diversity and women trying to break the glass ceiling illustrate the challenges

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FT finds proportion of women in senior ranks of finance groups inched up to 27.2%

Poll finds senior men in financial services industry still outnumber women almost 3:1

Industry officials discuss the problems facing the sector and what needs to be done

Three multinationals show how corporate leadership is critical to achieve diversity

Executives discuss what works and what does not

Allegations of sexism and ingrained inequality haunt start-ups in particular

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