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Sharon White is the new Ofcom boss

Sharon White is the new Ofcom boss

By Rachel Savage Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Treasury number two is taking over the regulator just as the telecoms industry goes through a wave of consolidation.

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It pays to be a lesbian in the UK - 8% more in fact...

It pays to be a lesbian in the UK - 8% more in fact...

18 December 2014

According to a new survey commissioned by the World Bank, lesbians in many countries earn more than their straight counterparts. Really?

 
 
Why do we bother with black tie?

Why do we bother with black tie?

11 December 2014

EDITOR'S BLOG: Black tie is a relic designed to make men look like a band of identikit penguins, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 
Uber banned in Delhi after driver accused of rape

Uber banned in Delhi after driver accused of rape

08 December 2014

No matter how much it may want to, the $40bn startup can't escape responsibility for its drivers.

 
 
Carolyn McCall flies home £7.7m salary

Carolyn McCall flies home £7.7m salary

05 December 2014

Forget about bankers - the easyJet boss earned a base salary of £698,000, but nearly £7m in benefits, bonuses and shares.

 
 
It's time for firms to wake up to the part-time brain drain

It's time for firms to wake up to the part-time brain drain

04 December 2014

Ignoring the growing demand for more flexible senior roles is costing employers dearly in lost talent and experience, says Karen Mattison.

 
 
Kalashnikov wants to shoot beyond AK-47s with 'protecting peace' slogan

Kalashnikov wants to shoot beyond AK-47s with 'protecting peace' slogan

03 December 2014

The infamous Russian weapons maker is trying to rebrand itself. Shame about the sanctions.

 
 
Women leaders are 'more likely to get kicked out than men'

Women leaders are 'more likely to get kicked out than men'

27 November 2014

MT ARCHIVE: In the light of Harriet Green's surprise departure from Thomas Cook, here's another chance to read this piece on why female bosses can be judged more harshly than their male counterparts.

 
 

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Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green quits despite transformation 'absolutely not done'

26 November 2014

The travel company's chief exec told MT's Inspiring Women conference last week that the company's turnaround would take around six years, not two.

 

Susanna Dinnage: 'You know in your gut when you're in the right job'

25 November 2014

The boss of Discovery Networks UK advises women to understand what makes them happy at work.

 

KPMG's Melanie Richards: Don't be anxious about taking risks

24 November 2014

The KPMG partner and vice chairman says that taking a chance is at the heart of being successful.

 

Mrs Moneypenny's guide to getting a pay rise

24 November 2014

Heather McGregor tells MT's Inspiring Women conference there's no point dropping hints if you want a promotion.

 

Havas' Kate Robertson: 'Gratuitous sexism is the biggest challenge young women face'

24 November 2014

The advertising boss was against board quotas until she saw women passed over for board positions without good reason.

 

Christine Armstrong: Take risks in your twenties

24 November 2014

The Jericho Chambers co-founder said it took her too long to realise you need to step up, volunteer and be prepared to fail.

 
 

35 Women Under 35

35 Women Under 35: Meet your next boss MT's 2013 line-up of brilliant young talent are set to grab the helm of UK plc.

MT's 35 Women Under 35 2012: Migration Nation MT's list of young female high achievers in this Olympian year of all-comers is a vivid reflection of wider British enterprise, energised as it is by self-starters whose origins lie beyond our shores.

MT unveils its 35 women under 35 2011 JoJo Maman Bébé founder Laura Tenison joined this year's 35 under 35ers as they took to the terrace at Nomura's stunning City office.

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How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

How three female entrepreneurs bounced back from failure

21 November 2014

Rachel Lowe MBE, Sarah Walter and Katerina Skoberne all lost their businesses.

 
 
Jacqueline Gold: 'Now I want to empower women in the boardroom'

Jacqueline Gold: 'Now I want to empower women in the boardroom'

17 November 2014

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The Ann Summers boss has been poisoned, arrested and sent a bullet in the post, but nothing matches the pain of losing her son.

 
 
Sophie Livingstone: 'I have other identities beyond motherhood'

Sophie Livingstone: 'I have other identities beyond motherhood'

10 November 2014

POWER MUMS: The head of volunteering not-for-profit City Year UK wanted to climb the career ladder before having kids, but wasn't convinced by 'hypno-birthing'.

 
 
Money talks, but do people still listen?

Money talks, but do people still listen?

01 November 2014

For some, it makes the world go round, for others, it's the root of all evil. But how does money function when it comes to the workplace, ask Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Patrick Fagan.

 
 
'PR's such a flaky industry' - Claire Kent & Bill Byrne, Iffley Road

'PR's such a flaky industry' - Claire Kent & Bill Byrne, Iffley Road

29 October 2014

HOW WE BEAT THE ODDS: Building a luxury running gear brand was harder than this couple expected.

 
 
Melissa Di Donato: 'Pressure makes diamonds'

Melissa Di Donato: 'Pressure makes diamonds'

24 October 2014

POWER MUMS: The Salesforce vice president interviewed 40 nannies and still works out at 5.30am six days a week.

 
 
Susanna Dinnage:

Susanna Dinnage: "I keep work at work"

20 October 2014

INSPIRING WOMEN: The boss of Discovery Networks UK & Ireland on work/life balance and why she never plays the gender card.

 
 
Kathryn Parsons: 'Stop penalising women for having children'

Kathryn Parsons: 'Stop penalising women for having children'

15 October 2014

INSPIRING WOMEN: The Decoded co-founder on scrapping the male culture of business, launching in Hawaii and why she loves Spanx.

 
 
'Failure is not the opposite of success' - Rish Mitra, Blippar

'Failure is not the opposite of success' - Rish Mitra, Blippar

10 October 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Blippar co-founder and CEO Rish Mitra talks work-life balance (or lack of), augmented reality and putting his face on the £20 note.

 
 
'I wouldn't say I'm a massive outdoors man' - Mark Neale, Mountain Warehouse

'I wouldn't say I'm a massive outdoors man' - Mark Neale, Mountain Warehouse

06 October 2014

MY STYLE: The Mountain Warehouse boss takes us through some of his favourite things, including organising Glastonbury for dogs.

 
 
Sukhi Kaler: 'I would feel equally guilty if I didn't work'

Sukhi Kaler: 'I would feel equally guilty if I didn't work'

06 October 2014

POWER MUMS: The litigation lawyer talks about missing her children's first steps and why she decided against private school.

 
 
How can we tackle tax avoidance?

How can we tackle tax avoidance?

29 September 2014

As the public rages at the rich and famous over their ingenious tax planning, Chris Blackhurst looks at the prospects for making them toe the line.

 
 
What Tesco's £250m Septimana Horribilis says about boards

What Tesco's £250m Septimana Horribilis says about boards

26 September 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Battered Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent will be even gladder than the rest of us that Friday has finally rolled around and that he is still in a job - for now anyway.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

12 September 2014

Amazon goes to Shoreditch, things get worse for Morrisons, Terry Leahy invests in tobacco start-up.

 
 
'If bread and butter was illegal, I'd be thin.' Nikki King, Isuzu Truck UK

'If bread and butter was illegal, I'd be thin.' Nikki King, Isuzu Truck UK

28 August 2014

My Style: The straight-talking honorary chairman of Isuzu Truck UK lauds the joys of a sarnie, real ale and going grey.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

22 August 2014

Interest rates clash, Tom Hanks becomes an app developer, fancy a £15 Lidl leather jacket?

 
 
'Launching in America was the best decision we ever made' - Robyn Exton, Dattch

'Launching in America was the best decision we ever made' - Robyn Exton, Dattch

22 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the women-only dating app talks about her plans to move to the US and why she wants to rename her business.

 
 
'Everyone should be a waitress once' - Melissa Burton, Goody Good Stuff

'Everyone should be a waitress once' - Melissa Burton, Goody Good Stuff

25 July 2014

The confectioner says she wanted to be a lawyer, but making candy is sweeter - and explains that however ethical your product, trying to sell it from a plain cardboard box is not easy...

 
 
18 outrageously sexist adverts from Management Today in 1968

18 outrageously sexist adverts from Management Today in 1968

21 July 2014

MT wasn't always the steadfast supporter of women in business that it is today.

 
 
Ocado duo: There's no bad will between us and Waitrose

Ocado duo: There's no bad will between us and Waitrose

14 July 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Since the Morrisons deal, Ocado's two remaining founders, Jason Gissing & Tim Steiner, have left behind the ill-fated IPO in 2010.

 
 

Annoushka Ducas' work-life secret: Spending 'as much time with my children as I can'

24 November 2014

The Links of London founder says exercise and family time are the keys to staying sane.

 

Marks & Spencer's Belinda Earl: Style can help you focus on your career

24 November 2014

The M&S style director argues fashion can give women the inner confidence to get ahead.

 

Harriet Green isn't beating herself up about not being able to (Thomas) Cook

21 November 2014

The Thomas Cook CEO advises not 'throwing your toys out the pram' if you don't get a pay rise - and isn't going on GBBO anytime soon.

 

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold is a feminist - just not the 'bra burning' kind

21 November 2014

Sex still sells, but it has to be empowering, the Ann Summers boss said at MT's Inspiring Women conference.

 

Thomas Cook's Harriet Green: You can't do a transformation on this scale in two years

21 November 2014

The Thomas Cook boss told MT's Inspiring Women conference she got up at 2.45am and is against board quotas for women.

 

Ann Summers' Jacqueline Gold: 'Why do we feel the need for validation? Men don't'

20 November 2014

The woman who brought sex to the British high street told MT's Inspiring Women conference that success is all about tenacity.

 

Uber executive suggests digging into journalists' personal lives

18 November 2014

A senior exec at the $18.2bn taxi startup floated smearing a critical female journalist.

 

YouGov's new marketing toy shows almost all of our prejudices are true

17 November 2014

The pollster has released a programme which shows John Lewis customers go crazy for guacamole and Jeremy Clarkson fans like naff action films.

 

Karen Blackett is the first businesswoman to top the Black Powerlist

17 November 2014

The MediaCom chief executive is keen to be on a FTSE 100 board, but has never been asked.

 

Women aren't asking employers about maternity leave

12 November 2014

More than three-quarters think it would jeopardise their chances of getting a job.

 

Alibaba has created the world's biggest online shopping holiday for China's singletons

11 November 2014

Splurging on 'Singles Day' raked in a record $9.3bn.

 

Victoria Beckham heads Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014

26 October 2014

The fashion designer formerly known as Posh Spice tops MT's list recognising Britain's most successful entrepreneurs in everything from cloud computing to metal bashing.

 

Women are 47% more likely to get stuck in low paid jobs

22 October 2014

If you're an older, part-time female worker in a low paid job, the odds are stacked against you getting out of it.

 

Royal Mail CEO urges female bosses to take ownership of their ambitions

21 October 2014

Moya Greene also said female leaders needed to mentor young women and drive change.

 

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella's $84m good pay karma

21 October 2014

The Microsoft boss says he has been 'lucky' with his pay. He might not say the same about women anymore...

 

10 things we learned this week

17 October 2014

Cornish crowdfunding, HR gets into the womb, unbelievably pricey traffic jams.

 

Amazon passes the parcel to high street stores

15 October 2014

The online giant has launched a same day pick up service, plans to hire 1,000 new UK staff and announced an exclusive deal with a Cambridge gaming company. Standard.

 

Apple and Facebook offer to pay to freeze the eggs of female staff

15 October 2014

The move comes amid controversy over the number of successful women in tech.

 

10 things we learned this week

10 October 2014

Pricey gypsy weddings, what Brummie men keep in their top drawer, Satya Nadella's 'karma' lesson.

 

Microsoft's Satya Nadella backpedals after saying women shouldn't ask for pay rises

10 October 2014

The Microsoft boss said women should wait for 'karma' to bless them with higher pay.

 
 

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