Women in business

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

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 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.