Women in Business

Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, on resilience in the face of misogyny. Plus: Norway’s gender quota conundrum; peak pay age for women; pros and cons of on-site nurseries; female funders for founders; and what would Wonder Woman do?

A decade of mandatory 40% female quotas for boards has had mixed outcomes

Australia’s former prime minister is on a mission to tackle challenges to female success

A personal quest to find hacks for three challenges at work

Pay is affected by career breaks and how innovative a sector is

Jody Gerson is the only woman among the music industry’s 10 most powerful figures

The second annual ranking of female and male executives who have made a substantial difference to women’s careers

More from this Special Report

Companies can prepare more women for upper-echelon roles in several ways

Family-friendly company crèches are one way to keep workers motivated and loyal

The backers’ boys club often balks at women’s bright ideas, leaving the door ajar for others

Backers of ventures that contribute to the social good often have a strong female contingent

Widely-held ideas about merit skew hiring and promotion decisions

A century ago, women won new rights to vote and work: we need a similar overhaul of working life