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Part-time heroes, from legal eagles to Be More Dog

Part-time heroes, from legal eagles to Be More Dog

By Andrew Saunders Thursday, 27 August 2015

Three more fabulous flexible working success stories - in law, media and tech - to inspire all you part-time execs to enter this year's Power Part Time 50.

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Women in management are paid 22% less on average than their male counterparts. Not cool.

 
 
Silicon Roundabout's boards are less diverse than the FTSE 100

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Just 18% of the east London tech hub's directors are women.

 
 
Deloitte's gender pay gap is 17.8%

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But when job grade is taken into account the gulf is just 1.5%.

 
 
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The time management tips in I Know How She Does It aren't the answer for women trying to juggle corporate jobs and kids, says Christine Armstrong.

 
 
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Top universities are leading the way in appointing women to run them, but it's definitely not an easy job, says Heather McGregor.

 
 
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You may need to concentrate when eating if you want to stay trim - but the evidence isn't definitive.

 
 

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The reputation of the infidelity site was already in tatters - now it's beyond repair.

 

Now the Davies Review is targeting FTSE female executives

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Having nudged FTSE 100 companies to appoint more female directors, the Davies Review's focus is now executives.

 

The rise of the 'mumpreneur'

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The economic contribution of businesses owned by mums has risen 30% to £7.2bn. Is it the start of a trend?

 

Netflix is offering staff 'unlimited' parental leave

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It's an eye-catching policy - and a welcome one for Americans.

 

More women study maths and science in a recession

04 August 2015

Economic downturns nudge women into STEM subjects - but no one's sure why.

 

FTSE 350 companies bring new blood to the board with more female directors

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The proportion of female NEDs is improving - but it's still not 50:50.

 

10 things we learned this week

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Clarkson goes to Amazon, more women in work, Google Glass is back.

 

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But more young people are in 'insecure' work.

 
 
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Jackie Eades launched Briers after struggling to find gardening gear for women.

 
 
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Do your A level results define your career? Speaking with some of the business world's leading lights about their exam experiences proves illuminating.

 
 
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From Netflix to Lego, start-ups to the FTSE 100, creativity can be found everywhere at the top of business.

 
 
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Take credit, manage upwards and be visible.

 
 
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01 June 2015

The prime minister can't be complacent and has to trust and engage his MPs - much like big business bosses.

 
 
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Dynamic young Lebanese entrepreneurs are transforming a country that's been through some very tough times in recent decades - and the UK is helping them.

 
 
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Nancy Cruickshank's MyShowcase is bringing direct sales into the modern age.

 
 
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Cutting Technologies has worked with world-famous artists and on the Olympics closing ceremony.

 
 
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POWER MUMS: The controversial talking head thinks maternity leave should be unpaid and has had the social services checking up on her kids.

 
 

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24 July 2015

A White Walker descends on the City, sleepless in the C-suite, Bill Gates behind bars.

 

11% of mothers feel pregnancy cost them their job

23 July 2015

A study shows pregnant women feel discriminated against, but employers think they're doing fine.

 

Made.com has landed £39m to grow in Europe

20 July 2015

Brent Hoberman's online furniture retailer has been doubling in size every year.

 

Businesses will be forced to publish gender pay difference

13 July 2015

David Cameron has pledged to close the gender pay gap.

 

FTSE 100 boards are finally 25% women

13 July 2015

Hitting Lord Davies' target is good, but British business can and should do better.

 

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Britain's biotech boom, Ryanair's Hellenic opportunism, Marks & Spencer's lack of fashion sense.

 

Kathryn Parsons: 'Don't work for companies without women on their board'

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The Decoded co-founder argued ambitious women need to vote with their feet.

 

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Women are less likely to be shown the best job adverts while surfing the web, according to research.

 

Britain's startups are 'much more diverse than Silicon Valley'

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Startup bosses in the UK are five times more likely to be female than in the US, a report claims.

 

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Hyatt puts cash into Onefinestay's $40m fundraising, as some hotel groups cash in rather than compete with upstarts.

 

easyJet's Carolyn McCall: 'Being introduced as a female FTSE CEO bothers me'

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The budget airline boss thinks quotas are 'counter-productive', but PLCs should cast the net wider when hiring female directors.

 

Britain's boards still have a massive diversity problem

22 June 2015

Big strides have been made in boosting the number of women, but ethnic minorities are still few and far between.

 

Sports Direct is in the relegation zone for corporate governance

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Mike Ashley may not be accountable, but his retailer is still very successful - for now.

 

M&S is late to the party with plans for a loyalty card

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The retailer is reportedly working on a scheme called 'Sparks' to get more shoppers through the doors.

 

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Double the proportion of men think they can advance in finance.

 

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Dave Lewis has a feel-good plan to tackle food waste. Every little helps...

 

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The court found against her, but the former venture capitalist is fighting on.

 

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EasyJet shares tank despite best first half profit since 2002

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A winter profit of £7m isn't enough to stop shareholders worrying about French air traffic controllers.

 
 

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