By Rachel Savage Friday, 07 March 2014
From Posh Spice to teaching history and studying in a kibbutz, these women have seen it all. Everyone's got to start somewhere...
Nester-Smith says her gift business is all about cheering people up - and that working mothers make the best employees.
Trapped in a deathly two-day budget meeting, our spin master gets an unexpected chance to shine in front of the ravishing head of diversity.
You Live And You Learn: Margaret Cole, general counsel, PwC and formerly chief enforcer at the Financial Services authority, on working in a man's world.
One word: 'paperwork', says Caroline Wood.
While they have professionalised since the 1960s, many boardrooms remain slow-moving and hobbled by box-ticking. Is there a future for the knights at the top of the table?
The MT Interview: Greg Dyke is as forthright as ever. Only 30% of Premier League players are English, he says, and we need more.
Her start-up promises to teach people to code in a day. Book your tickets to MT Live now for a 40% discount and hear Parsons and you, too, could become a pro hacker...
Vince Cable wants the legality of all-women shortlists clarified, but such a policy risks damaging women's prospects.
She's proved women can have it all, with a top job at Facebook and four kids. Book your tickets to MT Live now for a 40% discount and hear Nicola Mendelsohn share her story.
The lefty newspaper's parent company will probably be hoping the code training start-up can finally wean them off dead trees.
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Floods and high winds aren't just devastating for households: if your employees can't turn up, it's bad for business, too. But what does the law say, asks Ian Taylor.
The founder of the maternity jeans brand talks flying planes, her beginnings as a florist and bad behaviour on The Apprentice.
The CEO of Mediacom UK loves funky shoes and spending time in Barbados - and does her bit to help the homeless.
The Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane has just bagged $21m investment and is best mates with Google and J Crew. The Cambridge grad won't be getting giddy anytime soon though.
The MT Interview: Harriet Green has transformed Thomas Cook, once Britain's Least Admired Company, into a refocused, leaner business on no more than four hours' sleep a night.
You Live & You Learn: Dame Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House UK, on starting at the bottom, dealing with sexism and the Fifty Shades phenomenon.
St Jude's storm in October means the UK's insurance business is as busy as ever.
The UK's chief executives have a lot in common, if you want to fit in among them - there are a few rules you can follow to make sure you look the part, argues Sean Farrington of QlikTech
Divinia Knowles, COO and CFO of online games firm Mind Candy, gives her take on Amazon, antiques and enterprise education.
Kim Winser, the saviour of Pringle and Aquascutum, has launched an eponymous online luxury brand Winser London. She talks fashion, family funds and F1.
Isuzu Truck boss Nikki King - a rare woman in the male-dominated truck industry - on dealing with stress and ridding Whitehall of career politicians.
Sarah Wood, co-founder of viral video firm Unruly Media, on why she had to crack eggs to crack the States.
The role of corporate affairs director used to be a sleepy sinecure for company time-servers. But now keeping a firm's comms plates spinning is rapidly becoming the hottest gig in town...
When she's not signing off a new shoe range, the Hobbs CEO is hard at work in a seven-acre garden in Norfolk.
Forget Del Boy, running your own business can now be as glamorous as being in a rock band. We look at this new breed of rock'n'roll business owners.
Chronic overcapacity already means too many fleets chasing too few cargoes, yet the container tycoons still pin their hopes on a new generation of Triple-E mega-vessels. Will the billion-dollar bets pay off?
Lord Browne was forced out of one of the biggest jobs in Britain after scandal hit in 2007. Now, the former BP chief is back.
Next week London hosts the WIEF, a Sharia-compliant Davos. The CEO of a major Islamic bank says the UK is going to have to take Sharia finance more seriously.
The man behind such London drinking institutions as Camden Town Brewery and the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen explains why bar work is a serious business.
This week, a rather remarkable rejection letter from Cadbury went viral. We decided to trawl the interwebs to find some more examples of riotously witty rejections.
Firms should allow women to take up to six years off to focus on raising their families, Land Securities chairman Dame Alison Carnwath says.
Good news for the company which in 2011 lost out on a similarly enormous contract to build Thameslink trains - and for the 760-odd people who will work on it.
Patrick Liotard-Vogt, the flame-haired owner of 'MySpace for millionaires', has left Switzerland, claiming he isn't in financial trouble.
The former Credit Suisse M&A supremo has been appointed to head the pharma company, doubling the number of FTSE 100 chairwomen.
Women are requesting lower starting salaries than men, and the gap's widened in the last decade.
Why the Shard's homes are still empty, Japan's whisky craze and happy accountants.
It's been less than 18 months, but Joanna Shields has stepped down from her job as chief executive - as the number of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20% for the first time.
A glitzy event last night saw some of the highest-powered part time professionals around gathered together to celebrate breaking the shackles of the 9 to 5...
Speaking at MT's Inspiring Women Conference 2013, Isuzu Truck boss Nikki King says the biggest opposition she's faced is other women.
We get the camera out and chat with some of the delegates at this year's conference about everything from coping with stress to their management techniques.
Speaking at MT's Inspiring Women Conference 2013, easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall explains how she'd ask for a payrise.
The ex-chief executive of both Pringle and Aquascutum talked about her rise to the top at MT's Inspiring Women's Conference.
Official figures show that behind Medicine, Media Studies is the degree most likely to land you a job.
Political footballers, women of the FTSE 100, why Dick Costolo is megalolz.
It's unusual for a banking boss to be so blunt - and so poetic - about his company's downsides...
Women's minister Maria Miller sets out recommendations to improve women's lot in business. No word on boardroom quotas, though.
Speakers include EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall, E.On non executive director Denise Kingsmill and AMVBBDO chairman Cilla Snowball.
Vouchers? Food hampers? Pah! Most UK workers don't even get a lump of coal from their employers at Christmas.
A government report shows working is no longer enough to pull families out of poverty. Employers need to help, it warns.
The woman who binned Burberry check dog nappies is off - cutting female FTSE 100 bosses by a third.
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