By Kate Bassett, Elizabeth Anderson and Emma De Vita Sunday, 06 July 2014
Success did not come easily to some of this year's crop of winners, who needed bucketloads of determination and self-confidence to fight their way to the top.
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...
MT wasn't always the steadfast supporter of women in business that it is today.
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Forty years after it came to Britain, the McDonalds UK boss talks nutrition, McJobs and de-Americanising the brand.
We crunch the data from this year's 35 Women Under 35 list.
The company is almost completely made up of white men. Awkward.
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Former Goldman Sachs employees are planning to file a class-action lawsuit complaining about alleged discrimination against women by the bank.
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Millar can say with confidence that she's achieved her wildest dreams - but she says the cycling world should do more to attract and support women.
MT ARCHIVE: So you're ready to have kids - but are you ready for the career-transforming effect it's going to have, asks our Power Mums columnist Christine Armstrong.
MT EXPERT: The Ministry of Defence is cutting jobs faster than you can say 'yes, sarge' at the moment - but that represents a great opportunity for businesses, says Edward Macfarlane.
The chief executive may get the glory and the salary, but leading the board is an increasingly important role, requiring subtlety, maturity and an iron grip on the agenda.
Holly Tucker, the founder of gift website Not On The High Street, shares her tips on everything from mentoring to travelling in style.
While the UK womenswear sector has reached maturity, the male market is booming, with quintessentially British brands starting to premier collections in London.
Should banks be more lenient with women when it comes to lending? Juice maker Patience Arinaitwe-Mugadu thinks so.
One is a former Abercrombie model, the other's an ex-builder: together, they created a protein ice cream. Here the founders of Wheyhey discuss the evils of fro-yo and why one bad decision nearly ruined everything.
From toilets to telling other staff, companies need to know how to support an employee through transition.
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You live & you learn: Laurence Parisot, CEO of IFOP poll institute and recent head of Medef, the French CBI.
The comms chief comes up with a bold plan to deal with his ex-wife and her menacing financial demands.
Marketers are missing a trick by trying to sell mums pastel scarves and scented drawer liners, says Christine Armstrong. Today's mums are more likely to have popped a few pills and drunk plenty of cider.
Ross Marshall co-founded Your Golf Travel when he was 24. Today it's the biggest seller of golf holidays in Europe. He talks Tinder, tech and trimming fat.
Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...
'Tis a felicitous day: the final FTSE 100 company has found a woman good enough to sit alongside the likes of Tony Hayward.
Vince Cable is not going to ban the controversial contracts, but will end exclusivity clauses. That's good news for companies and employees.
She's been an astronaut, a surgeon, a developer and even a paleontologist. What's taken Barbie so long to become an entrepreneur?
Britain is one of the best places for women to succeed as entrepreneurs, but is still lagging behind other European countries like France and Germany.
You live & you learn: Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Sherry Coutu on why women's firms are often more successful and how to spot an entrepreneur in 5 minutes.
From Chinese property tycoons to Aussie mining magnates and US tech denizens, businesswomen really do run the world.
The mining company is the last man standing with an all-male board in the FTSE 100 and has pledged that will end this year. About time really.
Marc Bolland, the retailer's chief executive, has been wrestling with its fashion business for three years. He insists it's on the brink of success.
Need proof that Britain's got talent? Well here it is: our shortlist of the country's most ambitious and bright young businesswomen.
It's been a good year for the UK's richest individuals, with their combined worth soaring 15.4%.
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No more Wolf of Wall Street-style swaggering, says the German bank's co-investment head Colin Fan in a rather damning video.
LAUNCHPAD: Using Seenit's superfan-sourced videos instead of making expensive adverts could save brands millions.
Britain's brickies also travel further than other tradespeople, clocking up more than 1,100 miles every month.
A new social class is emerging of highly paid, well-educated professionals who shun time-off to stay in the office.
When you issue your second profit warning in three months, soon after your chief exec resigns, something has got to give.
Women still make up just 20.7% of FTSE 100 directors, and 48 FTSE 250 companies have no women on their boards at all.
Can Marks & Spencer's new 'Leading Ladies' - including Alek Wek, Annie Lennox and Emma Thompson - help the chain win back its retail crown?
Until dads get paid, unpressured paternity leave, mothers are going to struggle to get back onto the career ladder.
LAUNCHPAD: Former model Lona Duncan wants to monetise the dresses you're bored with wearing and save you buying ones you don't need. It's not cheap though.
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