Women in business

Meet the inspiring business women who are busy shattering the glass ceiling. 

"I’m a businesswoman not a martyr"

"I’m a businesswoman not a martyr"

Female leaders are discouraging young women from entering business by focusing on the obstacles they...

How to turn being soft to your advantage

How to turn being soft to your advantage

"I won't be taken seriously in the first 90 seconds when I walk into a...

Has COVID been positive for diversity and inclusion?

Has COVID been positive for diversity and inclusion?

Research: WFH could be seen as levelling the playing field.

You may be inadvertently overlooking female talent

You may be inadvertently overlooking female talent

Employers were less likely to hire women during lockdown, as well as more likely to...

My boss restricted my progression after pregnancy

My boss restricted my progression after pregnancy

A woman recalls her experience of facing unfair treatment at work during and after pregnancy....

Dressing to impress: One for the dustbin of history?

Dressing to impress: One for the dustbin of history?

Opinion: Businesswomen are embracing comfort without sacrificing impact. Returning to the office shouldn't change that....

Yes, gender diversity makes you more profitable

Yes, gender diversity makes you more profitable

An Australian study suggests a causative relationship between increasing female representation in senior roles and...

The men using their power to fight gender inequality

The men using their power to fight gender inequality

Agents of Change 2020: As women bear the economic brunt of the virus, men must...

The unintended consequences of your redundancy plan

The unintended consequences of your redundancy plan

Hasty decisions risk undermining long-term diversity and inclusion goals.

This isn't just a health crisis, it's an equality crisis

This isn't just a health crisis, it's an equality crisis

Inspiring Women in Business winners: In the “new normal”, we must make sure that female...

Why women leaders are excelling during the coronavirus pandemic

Why women leaders are excelling during the coronavirus pandemic

There is a link between female leaders and successful responses to COVID-19.

Women, stop apologising

Women, stop apologising

35 Women Under 35 video series: Ambition isn’t a dirty word. So stop apologising for...

Coronavirus could be a game changer for working mothers

Coronavirus could be a game changer for working mothers

35 Women Under 35 video series: Does it take a pandemic for working mothers to...

How to reinvent your career through motherhood and midlife

How to reinvent your career through motherhood and midlife

Pay it Forward podcast: Former Marie Claire editor-in-chief Trish Halpin and BITE managing editor Nicky...

Could coronavirus lead to gender equality?

Could coronavirus lead to gender equality?

Opinion: Enforced home-working and home-schooling could change the lives of working women, and the business...

The highs and lows of being a super-achiever

The highs and lows of being a super-achiever

Pay it Forward podcast: techUK boss Jacqueline de Rojas and Google UK's marketing strategy and...

Mother-of-four: "People were shocked that I was still ambitious"

Mother-of-four: "People were shocked that I was still ambitious"

We need to stop blaming women for the discrimination they face.

Are gender quotas pointless?

Are gender quotas pointless?

Norway introduced quotas in the early 1990s to parachute women into top positions. Have they...

How Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley changed business

How Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley changed business

The computer programmer challenged sexual discrimination, employment law and social convention when she founded her...

Business bestsellers: Where are all the female authors?

Business bestsellers: Where are all the female authors?

Women seem to need to work twice as hard to get their voice heard and...

35 Women Under 35 2020: Last chance to nominate

35 Women Under 35 2020: Last chance to nominate

We're spotlighting the inspiring and the genuinely enviable female rising stars in British business. Nominations...

Agents of Change 2020: Nominations open

Agents of Change 2020: Nominations open

A third of all boardroom positions in the FTSE 100 are now held by women....

"Why I gave half a million pounds to my staff"

"Why I gave half a million pounds to my staff"

Personal Group CEO Deborah Frost on working families, self-belief and returning to corporate life from...

Diversity and inclusion: Do CEOs really care?

Diversity and inclusion: Do CEOs really care?

For all the talk around D&I, progress over the last decade has been mixed.

Dame Inga Beale: “I was told I didn’t deserve to be alive”

Dame Inga Beale: “I was told I didn’t deserve to be alive”

The former CEO of Lloyd's of London reveals the leadership lessons that shaped her career...

Want to encourage more female leaders? Openly highlight their achievements

Want to encourage more female leaders? Openly highlight their achievements

A study shows that publicly praising women not only increases their willingness to lead, their...

Dame Cilla Snowball: Life after being CEO

Dame Cilla Snowball: Life after being CEO

One year on from stepping back as boss of Britain's largest advertising agency, Dame Cilla...

"Paying women equally would cripple our economy"

"Paying women equally would cripple our economy"

The brutal fact: underpaid women sustain British business, says HR chief Helen Jamieson.

Why women sabotage each other in the workplace

Why women sabotage each other in the workplace

There's nothing inevitable about 'Queen Bee' syndrome, say authors Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris.

Virgin StartUp's Linda Grant: "I reinvented myself as a non-exec"

Virgin StartUp's Linda Grant: "I reinvented myself as a non-exec"

After stepping down as the MD of Metro, Linda Grant wasn't ready to retire -...

Planet Organic founder: "My business partner tried to oust me. I was blindsided and terrified"

Planet Organic founder: "My business partner tried to oust me. I was blindsided ...

How Planet Organic founder Renée Elliott survived an 11-day trial at the High Court -...

Newsflash: Women have ambitions too

Newsflash: Women have ambitions too

But organisations aren't supporting them, says researcher Geraldine Perriam.

Mary Portas: "I've never been a manager, I don't do detail"

Mary Portas: "I've never been a manager, I don't do detail"

The retail consultant on alpha male cultures, the future of the high street and rising...

"The year when everything goes wrong is the year you learn the most"

"The year when everything goes wrong is the year you learn the most" ...

Fiona Dawson, the global president of Mars Food on staying grounded, keeping moving and taking...

How Dame Stephanie Shirley broke the rules of work

Leadership lessons from Britain's top tech entrepreneur (that you've never heard of).

Does a lack of confidence hinder a woman's career progression?

Does a lack of confidence hinder a woman's career progression?

Employers aren't offering enough training, says women's leadership development expert Joy Burnford.

Antonia Romeo: "Leaders can't have bad days"

Antonia Romeo: "Leaders can't have bad days"

Think about the shadow you cast as a leader, says the Permanent Secretary at the...

What men really think about gender equality

What men really think about gender equality

Many male CEOs say one thing in public and another behind closed doors, but progress...

The best cities for female entrepreneurs

The best cities for female entrepreneurs

How 50 cities scored on supporting female founders.

Men still aren't taking paternity leave - why this is bad for business and what you can do about it

Men still aren't taking paternity leave - why this is bad for business ...

Many fathers - and bosses - consider parental leave to be less important for men...

35 Women Under 35 2019: The female millennials building a more empowered, equal world

35 Women Under 35 2019: The female millennials building a more empowered, equal ...

These women aren't waiting for gender equality - they're making it happen themselves.

Agents of Change power list 2019

Agents of Change power list 2019

We reveal the army of male business leaders who are fighting for a more equal...

Why the gender pay gap is a problem for men too

Why the gender pay gap is a problem for men too

Why aren't more men shouting out about equal pay? All of us are dependent on...

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale: "I had to tell older men 'no'"

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale: "I had to tell older men 'no'" ...

Kezia Dugdale, who powered up the political ranks to become leader of the Scottish Labour...

35 Women Under 35 2019: Nominations open

35 Women Under 35 2019: Nominations open

Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 showcases Britain's top young businesswomen. Here's how you can...

How I went from business leader to cancer survivor

How I went from business leader to cancer survivor

Natasha Wood was a senior manager at a FTSE 250 firm, heading up a team...