Women in business

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

'Remove complexity in all aspects of your life, including your work'

'Remove complexity in all aspects of your life, including your work'

5 Minutes With… Siegel+Gale’s executive creative director, Sophie Lutman.

Major companies back initiative to get 25 female CEOs in FTSE 100

Major companies back initiative to get 25 female CEOs in FTSE 100

25x25 campaign aims to boost female representation at the most senior levels of business.

How we recovered after our first product was "a total flop"

How we recovered after our first product was "a total flop"

5 Minutes With...Jessica Rolph co-founder and CEO of Lovevery.

Companies who don't pay fairly "need to be dragged out of the dark ages"

Companies who don't pay fairly "need to be dragged out of the dark ...

In conversation with Patricia Bright, who is a finfluencer and founder of The Break Platform....

'The only productivity hack that works for me is to get more rest'

'The only productivity hack that works for me is to get more rest' ...

5 minutes with...the founder and CEO of Juggle Jobs, Romanie Thomas

Sometimes courage is the quiet voice saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'

Sometimes courage is the quiet voice saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'

5 Minutes With...ToucanBox's founder and CEO, Virginie Charles-Dear: “It's easy to become the boss when...

The menopause revolution: why it’s time for businesses to act

The menopause revolution: why it’s time for businesses to act

Menopause bill has spurred employers to take action.

Cult Beauty's Jessica DeLuca: "Companies are bought, not sold"

Cult Beauty's Jessica DeLuca: "Companies are bought, not sold"

In Conversation with Cult Beauty's co-founder Jessica DeLuca, who recently sold her business to The...

“We are seeing a shift away from ‘I say, you do’ leadership"

“We are seeing a shift away from ‘I say, you do’ leadership"

Workplace Evolution Podcast: The latest edition sees Double Olympians Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh discuss the...

"Don’t reduce people to an acronym"

"Don’t reduce people to an acronym"

Managers, listen up: Research shows that young people don’t want to be described as BAME....

"It is not easy for a founder to let go of some control, but it is very valuable"

"It is not easy for a founder to let go of some control, ...

Being on top is possible, you just have to get started.

“I can talk about business success, but it’s difficult to say that I failed as a mum, wife and friend...”

“I can talk about business success, but it’s difficult to say that I ...

5 Minutes with Lady Chanelle McCoy, former Irish Dragons Den investor and co-founder of CBD...

More women on boards, but not in the roles with real power

More women on boards, but not in the roles with real power

A tick box exercise? The number of women on boards has risen to a record...

Are female leaders judged more harshly?

Are female leaders judged more harshly?

Long read: MT investigates whether women at the top are given a fair shot, or...

Where are all the female founders?

Where are all the female founders?

Across Europe, female-founded companies comprise just 4.6% of firms and receive only 0.7% of VC...

Meet the chief behind Avon's resurgence

Meet the chief behind Avon's resurgence

Angela Cretu had the handover from hell, but she still "didn't feel the urge to...

Book now for MT's new Leadership Learning programme

Book now for MT's new Leadership Learning programme

New executive education brand will offer online courses with expert academics

Two-tier workforce “a stain on our national conscience”, says CMI

Two-tier workforce “a stain on our national conscience”, says CMI

Action on the gender pay gap is “more urgent than ever”, after proof women hit...

The one thing every board member needs to know

The one thing every board member needs to know

One minute briefing: This is something even seasoned non-execs get wrong.

How to prevent losing female leaders to the menopause

How to prevent losing female leaders to the menopause

Enter; the Menopause Manifesto.

Why Google’s work from home pay cut is inherently sexist

Why Google’s work from home pay cut is inherently sexist

Opinion: Penalising remote workers will magnify pay gaps.

How to stop feeling guilty (leader's version)

How to stop feeling guilty (leader's version)

Despite appearing cool, calm, and collected, Dark Horses’ chief exec Melissa Robertson says she feels...

Don't baulk at hiring pregnant women

Don't baulk at hiring pregnant women

Vida Consultancy founder Rachel MacLynn says a few months of leave is a blink of...

In Conversation: Dame Carolyn McCall

In Conversation: Dame Carolyn McCall

“We've come out a more lean, but much more effective organisation,” says ITV’s CEO.

15 minutes with Estée Lauder's Sue Fox

15 minutes with Estée Lauder's Sue Fox

The Estée Lauder Companies UK president on taking risks, email etiquette and the future of...

Gender at work: Is treating people equally enough?

Gender at work: Is treating people equally enough?

No, not really. Genuine allyship requires putting some skin in the game, argue these academics....

No, you don’t need a pregnancy loss policy

No, you don’t need a pregnancy loss policy

Opinion: Circumstances vary widely, so where does this microscopic attention to detail end?

Zara Mohammed: "Being one of the few women in the room, I represent something more than just me"

Zara Mohammed: "Being one of the few women in the room, I represent ...

In Conversation with the first female and youngest-ever head of the Muslim Council of Great...

"Women need to get better at asking for funding"

"Women need to get better at asking for funding"

Investor Lara Morgan says that start-up financing is a boys' game, but that doesn't mean...

Inspiring Women in Business Awards: Shortlist announced

Inspiring Women in Business Awards: Shortlist announced

The winners - as well as Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 list - will...

How Marcia Kilgore's Beauty Pie is disrupting cosmetics

How Marcia Kilgore's Beauty Pie is disrupting cosmetics

Profile: Will the serial entrepreneur's canny subscriptions model and proven business magic win over initially...

3 women leaders who show that difference is strength

3 women leaders who show that difference is strength

On one day I saw empathy, humility and determination.

Beware of all-women groups and other lessons my first manager taught me

Beware of all-women groups and other lessons my first manager taught me

The leader that made me: comms founder Anna King on her first ‘proper’ boss.

How I negotiated a senior job share

How I negotiated a senior job share

“Job sharing saved my career because I would have otherwise given it up out of...

In Conversation with Sandie Okoro

In Conversation with Sandie Okoro

Leaders aren't born or made, they are found, says the SVP and general counsel for...

“If you're feeling like you're an impostor, it's because you probably are”

“If you're feeling like you're an impostor, it's because you probably are”

Stop telling women they have impostor syndrome says entrepreneur, author and business coach Angelica Malin....

“A star performer on my team got an amazing offer from Goldman Sachs. But we convinced her to stay”

“A star performer on my team got an amazing offer from Goldman Sachs. ...

Livia Paggi, head of political risk at GPW, on managing during Covid, retaining talent and...

In conversation: Laura Tenison, founder of JoJo Maman Bébé

In conversation: Laura Tenison, founder of JoJo Maman Bébé

The entrepreneur launched her mother and baby brand in 1993 after a head-on car crash....

"I learned what not to do as a leader from being in investment banking"

"I learned what not to do as a leader from being in investment ...

A culture of working long hours and feeling disposable taught Astrid & Miyu founder and...

35 Women Under 35: Nominations open

35 Women Under 35: Nominations open

Alumnae of Management Today's list of rising female stars include Dido Harding, Karen Blackett and...

"Stepping up as a leader means taking stock of your feelings"

"Stepping up as a leader means taking stock of your feelings"

Executive briefing: Getting your voice heard is easier with a great team behind you, says...

How to reclaim your day in one hour

How to reclaim your day in one hour

One minute briefing: Stop waking up and getting ready for work; first it’s time to...

“My boss won’t like you because you’re a young blonde woman with an Essex accent”

“My boss won’t like you because you’re a young blonde woman with an ...

The leader that made me: You wouldn't judge a book by its cover, so why...

6 leadership lessons from Kamala Harris

6 leadership lessons from Kamala Harris

The first female vice president of the United States shows openness and vulnerability.

Sara Davies: "A pat on staff's back is worth more than a fiver in their back pocket"

Sara Davies: "A pat on staff's back is worth more than a fiver ...

In conversation with the founder of global craft retailer Crafter’s Companion and the youngest investor...

How Whitney Wolfe Herd became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire

How Whitney Wolfe Herd became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire

Tinder's former marketing boss left the firm to start feminist rival Bumble in 2014.

How Jo Malone created buzz without spending money on advertising

How Jo Malone created buzz without spending money on advertising

The perfume entrepreneur calls her marketing strategy "walking the dogs".

Enter our women in business awards now

Enter our women in business awards now

Management Today’s Inspiring Women in Business Awards and 35 Women Under 35 are open for...

Who's the most impressive businesswoman you know?

Who's the most impressive businesswoman you know?

FINAL CALL: The deadline for the Inspiring Women in Business awards and 35 Women Under...

Your miscarriage policy (or rather lack thereof) is costing you talent

Your miscarriage policy (or rather lack thereof) is costing you talent

Research: People want more openness and support around pregnancy loss.

Why women leaders thrive during a crisis

Why women leaders thrive during a crisis

It goes beyond gender.

Is your employee working from home with their abuser?

Is your employee working from home with their abuser?

Here’s how managers can spot and support employees facing domestic abuse.

Is positive discrimination really discrimination?

Is positive discrimination really discrimination?

We don't currently have meritocracy in business, says Sayeh Ghanbari, lead partner for EY UK&I...

What has 2020 meant for female leadership?

What has 2020 meant for female leadership?

The pandemic has shone a light on the success of female leaders, but women have...

Of course job flexibility attracts female applicants

Of course job flexibility attracts female applicants

A government-backed field study looked at the impact of wording on job applications.

No, we don't need a sexist WFH tax

No, we don't need a sexist WFH tax

Opinion: Deutsche Bank's idea for an extra tax on remote workers could magnify inequality.

What makes a great leader?

What makes a great leader?

The gap between ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ leadership is closing, says Standard Chartered’s Europe and Americas...

The pandemic is a chance to rethink attitudes to part-time work

The pandemic is a chance to rethink attitudes to part-time work

Nominate star part-timers and companies innovating with flexible working for the Timewise Power List, in...

"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-19 been positive for diversity and inclusion?

Has Covid-19 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...

Why kind leadership wins

Why kind leadership wins

From running Britain's largest advertising agency to working with the likes of screenwriter Richard Curtis...

What it really takes for men to champion gender equality

What it really takes for men to champion gender equality

Male bosses need to step up and speak out for equality. Time's up for those...

What's not working about D&I

What's not working about D&I

Everyone agrees that D&I is good for business (and the bottom line). So why is...

Closing the gender say gap: Why business needs more visible women

Closing the gender say gap: Why business needs more visible women

OPINION: The CEO of marcomms agency Man Bites Dog says that businesses and women have...

Lessons from Davos for building a diverse team

Lessons from Davos for building a diverse team

LinkedIn's co-founder Allen Blue tackles the issue of unconscious bias in AI.

Jo Swinson: "As a nation, we've regressed"

Jo Swinson: "As a nation, we've regressed"

Jo Swinson brought us shared parental leave and gender pay gap reporting. The deputy leader...

Why Equitable Life stopped men writing job specs

Why Equitable Life stopped men writing job specs

Equitable Life CEO Simon Small reveals how the mutual addressed gender imbalance in its talent...

Cosmo's Farrah Storr: "It's lonely at the top. You can't just slot in" ...

Farrah Storr took over the reins as editor of Cosmopolitan in 2015. Within three months,...

Do women on boards deter activist investors?

Do women on boards deter activist investors?

Governance is increasingly on the activist agenda.

How to have children and a career and stay sane(ish)

Huge childcare costs. Reduced earning power. Diminished status. Discrimination. Christine Armstrong, author of The Mother...

Wall Street legend Sallie Krawcheck tackles the gender investing gap

Wall Street legend Sallie Krawcheck tackles the gender investing gap

She was dubbed the most powerful woman on Wall Street. Now she's redefining investing for...

How can we get more women into the boardroom?

Five ways you can help your female high-fliers 'come to the front'.

How Jacqueline de Rojas became the UK's titan of tech

How Jacqueline de Rojas became the UK's titan of tech

Jacqueline de Rojas spent her childhood trying to be invisible. Now she's one of the...

Win 2 tickets to MT's Young Women in Business Conference 2018

Win 2 tickets to MT's Young Women in Business Conference 2018

COMPETITION: Give your career a boost and hear from some of the UK's most successful...

Roz Savage: Why I gave up my job (and husband) to row across the Pacific

Roz Savage: Why I gave up my job (and husband) to row across ...

Management consultant Roz Savage gave up her her job, her husband and her home to...

Are the UK's corporate leaders sexist?

Are the UK's corporate leaders sexist?

Some FTSE 350 bosses give 'appalling excuses' for not hiring women to the board.

How Karyn McCluskey changed a city

Former nurse and policewoman Karyn McCluskey set up the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in 2005...

Ruth Davidson: 'I went into politics out of frustration and arrogance'

At MT's Inspiring Women conference, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson talks about her career from...

Former Scottish MP Michelle Thomson: 'I am not a victim. I am a ...

Former SNP MP Michelle Thomson has dealt with rape, false media accusations and being suspended...

Taking gender out of the gender pay debate

Taking gender out of the gender pay debate

A narrow focus on targets misses the role of culture.

Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers: 'My life was a catalogue of failures'

Thomasina Miers says she 'wasted' her twenties before following her passion for food, winning MasterChef...

Meet Sarah Friar, Square CFO and Jack Dorsey's right-hand woman

Meet Sarah Friar, Square CFO and Jack Dorsey's right-hand woman

Sarah Friar grew up in Northern Ireland and studied engineering. Now she's one of Silicon...

Management Today meets Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

Management Today meets Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is widely tipped to become not just her party's future...

Why this entrepreneur turned down Richard Branson and McKinsey to start her own business

Why this entrepreneur turned down Richard Branson and McKinsey to start her own ...

Caroline Plumb co-founded FreshMinds and Fluidly, despite some unexpected advice.

How a Syrian refugee became an award-winning cheese entrepreneur

How a Syrian refugee became an award-winning cheese entrepreneur

Razan Alsous fled the civil war in Syria with her husband and kids. Now she's...

Gender pay gap: Are we masking the problem?

There's been a lot of noise around the gender pay gap - but not enough...

A men's guide to championing gender equality

A men's guide to championing gender equality

Men have a vital role in pushing for progress in the workplace. Here's how they...

Which sector has the worst gender pay gap?

Businesses need to tackle the wider reasons for inequality in their sector, rather than using...

How women can supercharge their career

10 practical tips for ambitious businesswomen.

Why this management consultant became a backup dancer for Dizzee Rascal

Why this management consultant became a backup dancer for Dizzee Rascal

Accenture's Alexis Rose realised she'd sacrificed her personal life for her career, so she decided...

Your gender pay gap doesn't matter - what you do about it does

Your gender pay gap doesn't matter - what you do about it does ...

Employers should see gender pay reporting as an opportunity, not a curse.

Men have always fought for gender equality

Men have always fought for gender equality

Well, some of them have. Here are some of MT's favourite historical 'suffragents'.

The Man's guide to International Women's Day

If you're a man, here's what you can do to #PressforProgress.

Unconscious bias lies at the heart of gender inequality

Unconscious bias lies at the heart of gender inequality

Jumping to conclusions is far too easy. Fortunately, it can be 'unlearned', says executive coach...

Agents of Change power list 2018

Agents of Change power list 2018

It's not just up to women to #PressForProgress. We reveal the top male Agents of...

Does ambition hold women back at work?

Does ambition hold women back at work?

Men are perceived as having more drive - and that's a problem, says Ann Hyams....

Why male bosses need to 'woman up'

Why male bosses need to 'woman up'

Traditionally female leadership qualities can be learned, says 'aware' MD Michael Brown.

Pale, male stale: How to break the cycle

Too many businesses are run by people who look and sound like me, says Econsultancy's...

10 ways to be more confident at work

Confidence is one of the biggest issues that stops women from climbing the corporate ladder...

Inclusion riders for business - why not?

Inclusion riders for business - why not?

Oscar-winner Frances McDormand wants diversity written into Hollywood contracts. Ethical investors could do the same....

Gender is the Trojan Horse of diversity

Gender is the Trojan Horse of diversity

Diversity needs to be built on common values, says Mars global food boss Fiona Dawson....

14% of small businesses won't employ ANY women because of discrimination fears

Women in the City: Death by 1,000 cuts

The Presidents Club might have closed down. But women in the City still have to...

Dame Helena Morrissey: Why it's a good time to be a girl

The City high-flyer, mother of nine and founder of the 30% Club on 'unashamedly feminine...

There can be no gender equality without cultural change

There can be no gender equality without cultural change

We can't talk our way out of inequality. We need new behaviours, says consultant Clare...

Where are all the women in parliament?

It's 100 years since women gained the right to vote in Britain. And yet they...

The UK's most inspiring women in tech

The UK's most inspiring women in tech

From software developers to security engineers, these are the women powering up the ranks of...

Prue Leith: 'Tokenism doesn't bother me'

The Great British Bake Off star on being the first woman to run a 'serious...

Gender pay gap: be bold, but be realistic

Gender pay gap: be bold, but be realistic

Pay transparency and high level resignations create short-term pressure, but change needs to be sustainable....

2017 in business: A year in review

2017 in business: A year in review

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love said MT... here are our picks...

Why socially responsible business needs bankers

Why socially responsible business needs bankers

For UBS's chief investment officer, responsible investment and shareholder value go hand in hand.

Sheryl Sandberg warns of harassment backlash against women

Sheryl Sandberg warns of harassment backlash against women

The Facebook COO is right to want change in the workplace.

Five minutes with... Nails Inc founder Thea Green

Five minutes with... Nails Inc founder Thea Green

Thea Green left journalism to set up her own chain of nail bars in 1999....

Gina Miller: 'We have a short life. Why not stand up for what is right?'

Gina Miller: 'We have a short life. Why not stand up for what ...

The woman who challenged the government over Article 50 says she's not fearless, she's fearful...

Agents of Change power list 2018: Nominations extended to 29th January

Agents of Change power list 2018: Nominations extended to 29th January

It's not just women shouting about pay gaps and promotions. Our 'Agents of Change' powerlist...

Carolyn McCall's 3 biggest achievements as easyJet CEO

Carolyn McCall's 3 biggest achievements as easyJet CEO

It's last call for McCall as she presents her final full year results at the...

Is the Gender pay-gap 'baked in from the point of graduation?'

Is the Gender pay-gap 'baked in from the point of graduation?'

Young women have to contend with tougher prospects after university.

We need to talk about abuse of power

We need to talk about abuse of power

OPINION: The sexual harassment scandal points to some uncomfortable truths about human nature, says consultant...

Jane Wurwand: 'I wouldn't have started Dermalogica if I'd stayed in the UK'

Jane Wurwand: 'I wouldn't have started Dermalogica if I'd stayed in the UK' ...

Jane Wurwand left Britain in her 20s and went on to launch skincare brand Dermalogica,...

How to solve a problem like work experience

How to solve a problem like work experience

Q&A: Serial entrepreneur Sherry Coutu's Workfinder app matches young people and employers.

Have you heard of Britain's highest paid boss?

Have you heard of Britain's highest paid boss?

Denise Coates took home £217m last year. But who is she?

Has there been real progress on boardroom diversity?

Has there been real progress on boardroom diversity?

The Hampton-Alexander Review finds more women on boards, but most are non-execs.

Harassment at work must stop - but do we actually know what it is?

Harassment at work must stop - but do we actually know what it ...

Navigating grey areas requires good management, and a little common sense.

Queens of strops: Mary Portas warns British business still failing women

Queens of strops: Mary Portas warns British business still failing women

The self-proclaimed 'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas has slammed the government and British businesses for...

How I built the UK's fastest growing challenger law firm

How I built the UK's fastest growing challenger law firm

Sarah Goulbourne started law firm Gunnercooke in a Costa Coffee in 2010. Now it's turning...

LinkedIn's UK boss on how to tackle gender bias at work

LinkedIn's UK boss on how to tackle gender bias at work

Overcoming unconscious bias requires a concerted effort, says Josh Graff.

'Work like mad in your 20s - before you have kids'

'Work like mad in your 20s - before you have kids'

Rachel Carrell went from corporate CEO to starting her own nanny-sharing site. Here's how.

Why are women managers paid 27% less than men?

Why are women managers paid 27% less than men?

The gender pay gap is exacerbated by bonuses, according to research released today.

Meet the ex-Googler taking on estate agents

Meet the ex-Googler taking on estate agents

Gemma Young's Settled is one of a growing crop of upstarts that want to make...

Meet the entrepreneur making parties posh

Meet the entrepreneur making parties posh

With the big 4-0 approaching, Clare Harris quit her job and founded party accessories firm...

Five minutes with... Wendy Hallett

Five minutes with... Wendy Hallett

SPONSORED: Starting out with a £1000 bank loan and a couple of computers, Wendy Hallett...

The entrepreneur who has re-imagined the dictionary

The entrepreneur who has re-imagined the dictionary

Sofia Fenichell has raised £2m in the hope of revolutionising education and making her vocabulary...

5 ways to create more female entrepreneurs

5 ways to create more female entrepreneurs

The lack of female entrepreneurs is costing the UK economy £1bn each year. Here's how...

Caroline Casey: Why I hid my disability from my bosses

Caroline Casey: Why I hid my disability from my bosses

Caroline Casey is legally blind but worked as a top consultant without her bosses realising....

Leah Busque, TaskRabbit: 'Set yourself big hairy audacious goals'

Leah Busque, TaskRabbit: 'Set yourself big hairy audacious goals'

How a can of dog food inspired a $100m business.

Why can't I employ more women?

Why can't I employ more women?

Where are all the females in fintech, asks Alex Letts, founder of U.

'Don't buy shoes, buy buildings'

'Don't buy shoes, buy buildings'

Nely Galan, Telemundo's first female president and author of Self-Made, on asking for help and...

Pocket Sun, SoGal Ventures: 'I don't look anything like a typical VC'

Pocket Sun, SoGal Ventures: 'I don't look anything like a typical VC'

How a 25-year-old Asian entrepreneur is redefining the world of venture capital.

Why every business should have a returnship scheme

Why every business should have a returnship scheme

Companies overlooking career-breakers are missing out, says O2's HR boss.

The BBC is hardly the worst offender when it comes to gender disparity

The BBC is hardly the worst offender when it comes to gender disparity ...

The broadcaster's top-paid stars are mostly men but the private sector isn't exactly squeaky clean....

What Sheryl Sandberg's and Ivanka Trump's books have in common

What Sheryl Sandberg's and Ivanka Trump's books have in common

There's nothing to learn from rich and privileged Trump, while Sandberg could reveal a bit...

Claudi & Fin co-founder: 'Brexit shrank our margins overnight'

Claudi & Fin co-founder: 'Brexit shrank our margins overnight'

How Britain's fastest growing lolly brand has been hit by Brexit.

From unemployed to entrepreneur

From unemployed to entrepreneur

How these three founders turned adversity into opportunity.

How to close the pay gap

How to close the pay gap

SPONSORED: For every $100 a woman earns, a man makes $258.

Will publishing gender pay gaps bring about equality?

Will publishing gender pay gaps bring about equality?

Transparency's good, but may not spur businesses to tackle the root causes of inequality.

Do men really need advice for living with an alpha female?

Do men really need advice for living with an alpha female?

BOOK REVIEW: Spare a thought for older, white men adjusting to the modern world.

Meet the woman running India's answer to Asos

Meet the woman running India's answer to Asos

LONG READ: Mary Turner, CEO of the country's fastest-growing online fashion retailer Koovs has a...

Grant Thornton's CEO: Parties should work together on Brexit

Grant Thornton's CEO: Parties should work together on Brexit

Sacha Romanovitch on making professional services purpose-driven and getting more women into top jobs.

Successful leadership depends on embracing diversity

Successful leadership depends on embracing diversity

Genuine cultural change starts at the top, argues Stanford professor Brian Lowery.

Shared parental leave isn't enough

Shared parental leave isn't enough

New fathers aren't taking time off, but is it really our place to make them?...

Dear Ivanka...

Dear Ivanka...

You might write about Women Who Work. But you're not one of us.