Women in business

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

Tricia Cusden

Podcast: The CEO who bought her manufacturer

From makeup parties to a manufacturing expansion, Tricia Cusden tells the story of her £2.5m...

Softonic

Softonic CEO: ‘Having a female leader promote other female leaders has driven our ...

How Fiona Garvey, CEO of Softonic, achieved a near-zero gender pay gap.

35 women under 35

35 Women Under 35: Meet the judges

The entry deadline is two weeks away. Read up about the experts who decide the...

The Royal Mint CEO

The Royal Mint CEO: “Understand your business' DNA”

How one CEO is modernising the UK’s oldest company - while being the first woman...

MF CEOs

Hiring a CEO of a different gender from their predecessor damages firm performance ...

Moving to a firm where the last CEO was of the same gender will set...

Nik Govier

Nik Govier: "Sometimes failure is the making of you"

Nik Govier, founder and CEO of Blurred, walked away from her first business venture. She...

Amanda Bradford

The founder of the “selective” dating app on wooing London’s highflyers

MT meets the founder of the controversial dating app that sold to Match Group for...

Deadline approaching: Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35

Get your entries in now before the early bird deadline closes today (15th February).

Management Today’s most popular stories of 2023

From working with difficult people to leading a pandemic darling, we bring you a roundup...

Poonawalla

‘Vaccine prince’ Adar Poonawalla to pay £138m for Mayfair mansion

MT’s round-up of this week’s talking points.

Merck general manager: "It’s OK to go into a new job and not ...

Doina Ionescu, UK&I general manager of Merck, discusses the lack of female representation at the...

fiona gordon

Ogilvy CEO: The advantages of being a home-grown leader

Ogilvy UK CEO Fiona Gordon on company loyalty, the benefits of working abroad, and why...

gender bias AI

AI creates gender bias in leadership

As AI creeps into every industry, there are concerns that its misinformation could negatively impact...

Kate Ryder

Kate Ryder: “Scaling a technology company is a fun problem to solve”

How one woman’s own plans to start a family inspired a global clinic with women...

Vicky Bullen

The CEO who turned down the job...twice

Vicky Bullen has held the title of CEO at Coley Porter Bell for 15 years....

NatWest

NatWest scraps majority of Dame Alison Rose’s payout after Farage scandal

MT’s round-up of this week’s talking points.

Female leader

‘A great CEO doesn’t need to have P&L experience’

It's time to stop dismissing CEO candidates who haven’t followed a traditional path as risky...

Musk AI Safety

Musk tells PM artificial intelligence will eradicate the need to work

MT’s round-up of this week’s talking points.

salary negotiations

Actually, women do ask for more pay

Studies show that women are more likely than men to negotiate their job – which...

women in the workplace

Gender diversity and credit risk: analysing the 'glass cliff' theory

There is a tendency for women to succeed men in leadership positions when the firm...

Penny Hughes

Why Penny Hughes swapped the executive path for a portfolio career and hasn’t ...

Penny Hughes, once described as “one of Britain’s most experienced boardroom figures”, on why non-exec...

Michelle King

“Leaders don't know how to lead in this new world”

Dr Michelle King on how the world of work is changing, why leaders are failing...

hybrid working

MT Asks: Does hybrid working damage women's careers?

Women’s career progression continues to be a hotly discussed topic, but is hybrid working a...

Tamsin Ashmore

The changing face of the CFO

The chief financial officer is now increasingly integral to strategic decision-making, risk management and organisational...

Citi

Five things you need to know this week

MT’s round-up of five must-know nuggets from the working week.

Debbie Wosskow

Debbie Wosskow: Remote work is “a disaster waiting to happen”

"We’re doing it and they are not”. Serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow says women need to...

Sharon White John Lewis

Dame Sharon White to step down from John Lewis

John Lewis Partnership chair Dame Sharon White is set to step down in February 2025...

Sharon White John Lewis

Dame Sharon White: “You learn more from things that did not go to ...

John Lewis Partnership’s chair Dame Sharon White recently announced she will leave her role in...

menopause at work

Half of workplaces failing to accommodate women suffering with hormonal conditions, says research ...

Hormonal symptoms related to menstruation and the menopause can severely impact a woman’s career, but...

Lea Karam

Behave consulting director: “Adaptability is a key skill”

5 mins with…Lea Karam, consulting director at Behave.

back to school book roundup

Back to school book roundup

As another school year rolls around, we’ve collated seven titles to kick-start a new term....

Jaeger Glucina

Luminance chief of staff: “It’s important to create a culture of meritocracy”

5 mins with…Jaeger Glucina, chief of staff at Luminance.

Rupal Patel

A CIA analyst turned CEO’s lessons from the field

Former CIA analyst Rupal Patel on finding the secrets hidden in our daily ‘data’ that...

Laura Gordon

Laura Gordon: “I took a leap into the unknown. I was right to ...

5 mins with… Laura Gordon, Vistage Chair.

Ellie Wilson

Virtalent co-founder: “Rely on the team around you to achieve your goals”

5 mins with… Ellie Wilson, co-founder of Virtalent.

Laura Odell

DGI’s Laura Odell: “Write down your achievements”

5 mins with…Laura Odell, head of air freight at DG International.

Allison Kirkby

Five things you need to know this week

MT’s round-up of five must-know nuggets from the working week.

Elizabeth Jones

With Public Relations MD: “A well-timed reality check can often be a good ...

5 mins with... Elizabeth Jones, managing director at With Public Relations.

Getty Images goldfish in dirty bowl

'It’s not me, it’s you': Why organisations need to fix themselves, not their ...

New research shows that a woman’s personal circumstances, such as age, motherhood or menopause, have...

Reflection

Jungle Creations’ CEO on learning to lead with ADHD

Jungle Creations’ CEO Melissa Chapman shares how her ADHD diagnosis has helped quiet her inner...

summer reading

Summer reading for CEOs

Seven books to kick-start your summer holidays.

NatWest

Five things you need to know this week

MT’s round-up of five must-know nuggets from the working week.

Chloe Bodley

Pertemps ops director: “Being a strong leader doesn't mean that you always have ...

5 mins with… Chloe Bodley, operations director at Pertemps Professional Recruitment.

Dame Alison Rose

Rose resigns amid Farage Coutts accounts row

NatWest boss Dame Alison Rose has resigned amid a row over the closure of Nigel...

lazy girl jobs

Are lazy-girl jobs the answer to workplace burnout?

MT asks whether the ‘lazy-girl’ job phenomenon is the antidote to workplace stress or a...

Playing dumb

The unintended consequences of playing dumb

Female leaders are more likely to withhold knowledge by playing dumb, whereas men rationalise why...

Alice Roper

Talentful MD: “Learning through osmosis is key for a growing business”

5 mins with… Alice Roper, managing director at Talentful.

Rococo founder

Rococo’s founder on being reunited with the brand she loved and lost

The confectionery world’s latest comeback tale is on a smaller scale than an Apple/Steve Jobs...

Helen Masters

Ivanti’s Helen Masters: “Be assertive not aggressive”

5 mins with… Helen Masters, executive vice president and general manager of international sales at...

Caroline Archer TEG Europe

TEG operations manager: “Understand the beauty of a side hustle”

5 mins with...Caroline Archer, group operations manager at TEG Europe.

Rebecca Adair

Kemosabe founder: "I faked the confidence I needed until I had it for ...

5 mins with...Rebecca Adair, founder and client services director, Kemosabe.

35 women under 35 podcast

“There’s no longer an authoritarian approach to leadership”: Lessons from the leaders of ...

What can the leaders of the future teach us about the leadership of today?

The blame game

The blame game: 'benevolent sexism’ can hinder women’s career development

Researchers found surprising results from an experiment looking at judgements around male and female leaders....

MT's 35 Women Under 35

The future of business, according to MT's 35 Women Under 35

MT’s 35 Women Under 35 on how AI will disrupt business, why empathy still matters...

Group shot of 35 Women Under 35 winners

REVEALED: The winners of Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 2023

Who made it on the list this year?

The winners of MT's 35 Women Under 35

REVEALED: Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 2023

Who made it onto this year's list?

Karen Scofield Seal

From Super Bowl to seaweed: “The learning curve has been off the charts” ...

Karen Scofield Seal, CEO and co-founder of Oceanium, opens up about her love of entrepreneurship...

Linda Yaccarino

Do Musk and Yaccarino have the makings of a perfect pair?

As the new Twitter CEO outlines her plans, Household CEO Julie Oxberry asks: are we...

RAE

Royal Academy of Engineering CEO: “There is a cultural perception that engineering is ...

Hayaatun Sillem, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, debunks the myths around what...

Tessa Clarke

Olio founder: “We’ve faced an exhausting wall of male cynicism”

Tessa Clarke, founder of waste reduction app Olio, shares the challenges of accessing funding as...

Winding path

Why tomorrow's CEOs need a more circuitous route to the top

Future leaders need to take "'the road less travelled"' on their path to the top...

Durreen Shahnaz

From Bangladesh to Wall Street: The all-inclusive leader

Durreen Shahnaz, chief executive of Impact Investment Exchange, opens up about her time on Wall...

Puppet image

How to avoid becoming CEO in name only

It’s tough for a new CEO when their powerful predecessor is still involved in the...

Me Too movement

Is this the start of a #MeToo movement for business?

With the high-profile CBI scandal making waves in the business world, is the tide turning...

Fiona Logan

Insights CEO: ‘If Covid is a teacher, what are we learning?’

In conversation with Fiona Logan, chief executive of Insights about making it through the pandemic,...

Water bosses

Water company bosses waive annual bonuses amid public outcry

Sewage spills into waterways have a reputational impact on UK water firms and a financial...

Women boost companies environmental performance

Senior women boost companies' environmental performance

Appointing more women onto boards not only increases gender equality; it also boosts environmental performance...

Salesforce CEO

Salesforce CEO: “Managers value digital skills more than traditional degrees”

In conversation with…Zahra Bahrololoumi, chief executive of Salesforce UK&I about the rise of AI, plugging...

Dr Charmaine Griffiths

When leadership becomes personal

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, the CEO of the British Heart Foundation, tells MT how she led...

salary transparency

Leaders - give me one good reason against salary transparency

Salary secrecy reinforces pay gaps and makes it difficult for marginalised groups to negotiate pay....

Andi Owen

‘Don’t live in pity city’; CEO blasts employee bonus concerns while raking in ...

Leaked video of a staff meeting where the CEO dismisses staff concerns about their bonus,...

CBI scandal

MT Asks: What can CEOs learn from the CBI scandal?

The serious allegations made against the CBI and some of its senior leaders has sparked...

fertility treatment

Freezing my eggs taught me that fertility is a workplace issue

There is a lack of understanding of how fertility struggles affect working women.

Dr Ghaz Samandari

Dr Ghaz Samandari: "Don't empower women - elevate them"

More than 200m women across 83 countries launched new businesses last year. Dr Ghaz Samandari...

Women founders

Why we need more women investors to back women founders

Access to adequate funding is still a major barrier to the success of businesses founded...

2023 spring budget

Government tackling ‘economic inactivity’ with 2023 Spring Budget initiatives

The Chancellor set out his plan to improve productivity among the over-50s and women with...

Gender imbalance

How to tackle the ‘say-do’ gap across UK workplaces

Leaders need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when tackling gender inequality...

IBM

Female leaders still below pre-pandemic levels, finds IBM

More support needed to improve women’s career pathways to leadership.

Burnout

Why women are more at risk of burnout than ever before

One in three women have considered leaving the workforce altogether due to stress and burnout,...

35 under 35

MT’s 35 Women Under 35 judge on International Women’s Day

We ask one of this year’s judges what makes a winning entry and why celebrating...

Working parents

Equal parental leave policies key to addressing UK gender pay gap

Unequal parental leave policies are being overlooked in the fight for gender equality in the...

Menopause

Breaking the glass ceiling…only to hit the age barrier

Workplaces are now slowly, hot sweat by hot sweat, waking up to the inevitable truth....

Ageism in tech

Dame Stephanie Shirley - Ageism doesn't just affect "white-haired wrinklies"

Dame Stephanie Shirley, businesswoman and tech pioneer, faced ageism and sexism as a young woman...

Sam White

What one CEO learnt from going sober

Sam White, chief executive of Stella Insurance, tells MT about how becoming sober has made...

Diversity at work

How leaders are falling behind on diversity

Employees want a more inclusive leadership team and a more diverse culture, according to Kantar...

Cheryl calverley

The inside story of Eve Sleep’s demise

Cheryl Calverley was the CEO of Eve Sleep when it went into administration in October...

35 under 35

Last chance to enter MT's 35 Women Under 35 2023

Previous winners of Management Today's list of rising female stars include Stella McCartney, Dido Harding,...

Working parents

Your working parents really aren’t ok

Leaders have a responsibility to support working parents.

Menopause

UK Government rejects menopause leave because it "discriminates against men"

The UK government has rejected a menopause leave trial, saying it was "counterproductive" and might...

In Conversation With… The managing director of Weleda UK, Jayn Sterland.

Weleda boss: “We measure progress by productivity. Yet uncontrollable growth in nature is ...

In Conversation With… The managing director of Weleda UK, Jayn Sterland, on accidental greenwashing, making...

Khyati Sundaram CEO at Applied

Applied boss: “Before I became a CEO, employers didn’t take me seriously”

Khyati Sundaram, chief executive of Applied, learnt the hard way what it takes for women...

In Conversation With... Harriet Hastings, the founder of Biscuiteers

Biscuiteers boss on Brexit: “Nobody can pretend that it's making it easy to ...

In Conversation With...Harriet Hastings, the founder of the British biscuit brand Biscuiteers tells MT about...

“How I made $850,000 off my personal brand”

“How I made $850,000 off my personal brand”

Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 winner and founder of Klowt, Amelia Sordell shares her...

Louise Prashad Diageo

“You will regret it” - Diageo chief slams leaders using the economic downturn ...

One of the UK’s most prominent HR chiefs Louise Prashad shares her views on the...

Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden “very, very concerned” about government’s lack of action on climate change ...

Dragon’s Den investor Deborah Meaden on Liz Truss’ government failures, why business leaders need more...

Women returners

People with gaps on their CV are "a gift, not a red flag" ...

Women returners are a huge benefit for businesses, it's foolish to overlook them.

5 Minutes With… Mary Ellen Iskenderian, the president and CEO of Women’s World Banking

CEO successor advice: “Listen closely but not for too long”

5 Minutes With… Mary Ellen Iskenderian, the president and CEO of Women’s World Banking

Why CEOs should care about the menopause

Why CEOs should care about the menopause

Menopause support not only benefits women - it benefits businesses too.

Thrive

Ann Summers CEO: “My most challenging moment? Perhaps when we got a bullet ...

Four female leaders from across the business world discuss their experiences of fast growth, challenging...

Five Minutes With... Anna Jones, AllBright's co-founder

"Encourage disruptive thinking. Better to come from within than competitors."

Five Minutes With... Anna Jones, AllBright's co-founder and former Hearst UK CEO.

 The imposter syndrome cure

The imposter syndrome cure

One Minute Briefing: “If someone is made to feel an outsider, it's no wonder they...

5 Minutes With... Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO of Flexa.

“Here’s my ultimate booster for when things don’t go to plan”

5 Minutes With... Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO of Flexa, on leadership with an autoimmune...

In Conversation With… Amali de Alwis, CEO of Subak

"Job hopping? I call it chasing growth", says CEO with 30 roles on ...

In Conversation With… Amali de Alwis, CEO of Subak who tells MT how to chase...

 Is ambition really a dirty word in business?

Is ambition really a dirty word in business?

Seven female leaders talk to Management Today about their experience as ambitious women.

In Conversation With Kiki McDonough

The Royal Family jeweller: "You're only as good as the next invoice you ...

In Conversation With...Kiki McDonough, the doyenne of British fine jewellery, tells MT about the importance...

5 Minutes With… Cerys Johnson, CEO of REPL Group

“My high-performance habit? To quiet the voice in my head telling me I ...

5 Minutes With… Cerys Johnson, CEO of REPL Group (Accenture).

Nicky Bullard

Old is gold: Why the creative industry shouldn’t overlook the over-50s

Nicky Bullard, chief creative officer at MullenLowe Group, talks to Management Today about her mission...

5 Minutes With… Katy Wigdahl, CEO of Speechmatics.

"I was advised to lead with fear or be more masculine - I ...

5 Minutes With… Katy Wigdahl, CEO of Speechmatics.

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne-Anne Gadhia: “My concern was becoming irrelevant”

Jayne-Anne Gadhia was the CEO of Virgin Money for almost 25 years. But after leading...

Lisa Carter

“Sometimes you don’t have the flexibility to have a perfect work-life balance”

5 minutes with… Lisa Carter, founder and CEO of Discussion Box

free media training

With PR and MT team up to offer free media training to female ...

Women are still outnumbered as contributors in the media. With PR has teamed up with...

Where I get my best ideas: Blank paper

Where I get my best ideas: A blank sheet of paper

Author, investor and former CEO of Pacific Direct, Laura Morgan starts her day by prioritising...

"Employees want the flexibility that remote working offers. Many companies are simply not listening."

"Employees want flexibility. Many companies are not listening."

5 Minutes With… Kim Lanza, director at Cimpress

Rachel Cook

“You are not going to get better by accident”

5 minutes with… Rachel Cook, managing director at digital design agency Thompson, who rose through...

Women on boards

More women on boards is key to improving employee satisfaction

Want to boost employee satisfaction within your organisation? Get more women onto the board of...

Amy Golding

“I had the worst financial year of my CEO career. I’m a better ...

What Amy Golding, the youngest female CEO of a £100m turnover business, learned from testing...

Katherine Croom

"The most successful style of leadership is your own.”

Katherine Croom, the MD of commercial property group Sorbon Estates, on false starts, personal doubts...

Five Minutes with… Anne Stagg, UK CEO, Merkle

"Leadership is like a rollercoaster. Just enjoy the ride."

Five Minutes With… Anne Stagg, UK CEO, Merkle.

Gemma McCall

“Experiencing maternity discrimination twice ignited the activist in me”

5 minutes with… Gemma McCall, CEO of discrimination reporting software Culture Shift

Clare Grace

The Big Pharma gender conundrum

The pharmaceutical industry is championing women in its workforce - but is failing to get...

Rachel Garrett

How one profitable company manages the four-day week

CEO and owner of CMG Technologies, Rachel Garrett, makes every week a bank holiday for...

Aviva’s first female CEO questioned over “wearing trousers” at AGM

Aviva’s first female CEO questioned over “wearing trousers” at AGM

Amanda Blanc, Aviva’s first female CEO, hits back at sexist shareholder comments at this week’s...

Michelle Matherson

"Part-time work creates a better balance for your mind and soul”

The BBC's creative diversity partner Michelle Matherson works three days a week and believes owning...

5 Minutes With… Tash Grossman, CEO and founder, Slip

"I used to take every 'no' personally. Now I am more resilient"

5 Minutes With… Tash Grossman, CEO and founder of Slip, the "receipt revolution" app that...

Power Part Timers

Is part-time still a dirty word in business?

Two job-sharing intelligence chiefs save lives and still work part-time. It's time to drop the...

Monzo's chief operating officer, Sujata Bhatia.

Monzo chief: "We asked people to Marie Kondo their calendar"

In conversation with Monzo's chief operating officer, Sujata Bhatia.

Dark side of hybrid working

Proximity bias and career regression: the dark side to hybrid working

There are hidden downsides to hybrid working that might be impacting your female employees

Tick-boxing exercises don’t encourage inclusivity.

“Please don’t hire me just because I am a young woman of colour” ...

Tick-box exercises don’t encourage inclusivity, writes Dârini Vedarattiname.

Meet the chief behind Avon's resurgence

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

The entitlement gap

Yet another blocker to female career progression - an 'entitlement gap'

Women feel less entitled than men to ask for a pay raise, according to LinkedIn’s...

5 Minutes With… Sano Genetics' Charlotte Guzzo

“The worst business investment? Outsourcing before defining your problems”

5 Minutes With… Charlotte Guzzo, COO and co-founder of Sano Genetics and MT 35 Under...

5 Minutes With… Holly Bott, UK managing director of Ymu Entertainment.

'My high-performance habit? Do what’s right, not what’s easiest'

5 Minutes With… Holly Bott, UK managing director of Ymu Entertainment.

Why it’s time to drop the job title chairman

Why it’s time to drop the job title chairman

Study shows that the masculine title chairman is sexist and undermines women's roles as leaders...

Thelma Lee

“Our revenues fell. It was a risk. But it paid off.”

The CEO of the UK’s largest gold refinery Thelma Lee tells MT how she is...

Rose Marley

"She told me I had 24 hours to make myself an expert - ...

The leader that made me: What Rose Marley, the CEO of Co-operatives UK, learnt from...

5 Minutes With… Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Eloise Skinner.

“My best time management hack? Set yourself a made-up deadline”

5 Minutes With…Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Eloise Skinner.

Why focusing on your weaknesses is counterintuitive

The first 100 days: Why focusing on your weaknesses is counterintuitive

"Don't feel too overwhelmed by all of the new things that come at you when...

Daily Star

How female leaders are judged differently

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

 The she-cession: Why have all the women gone?

The she-cession: Why are so many women leaving the workforce?

Leaders must prioritise retaining their female talent as they draw up their post-pandemic workplace strategies...

Mary Ann Sieghart

"We make it far harder for women to succeed"

We need to stop underestimating women and recognise their barriers to success, argues Mary Ann...

gender pay gap

Financial services “at risk of discrimination claims”

Female FTSE 350 financial services directors get paid 66% less than their male counterparts, finds...

vodafone

Vodafone: "Culture is built from every email, every video call, every phone call" ...

Vodafone prepared 2,300 call centre staff for remote working in less than a week. MT...

"A big no can lead to a big yes"

"I learnt you can always reinvent yourself"

5 Mins With... the founder of I Like Networking, Isabel Sachs.

IVF

What having IVF taught me about supporting staff undergoing fertility treatment

Fertility care should be considered a medical need not a lifestyle choice, writes founder of...

Caoimhe Keogan

"Business is not as meritocratic as it should be"

5 Mins With… Aveva's chief people officer Caoimhe Keogan. The FTSE 100 director explains why...

5 Minutes With… Rosie Khandwala

'Learn from my mistake - don’t be reliant on one supplier'

5 Minutes With… Rosie Khandwala, ethical beauty pioneer and founder of Sugar Coated.

The first British woman to summit Everest

Leadership lessons from the first female Brit on Everest

Rebecca Stephens was the first British woman to climb Everest and the Seven Summits. Here’s...

2022 reading list

The New Year reading list for CEOs

From navigating increasingly digital and global teams, to coping with a job loss, MT rounds...

Rise in CEO departures in 2021, finds research

It's not just the rank and file, leaders are getting in on the ‘Great Resignation’...

10 year Timewise

Senior and part-time? Timewise needs your story

Entries for Timewise's 10th Power List are open now. The list aims to highlight senior...

MT 35 Under 35 Winner

The 29-year-old CEO: 'Age doesn't equal experience'

5 Minutes With… Luminance’s CEO Eleanor Weaver.

Siegel+Gale’s ECD Sophie Lutman

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

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

City of London

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"

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

Patricia Bright

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' ...

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

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

Menopause bill has spurred employers to take action.

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"

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

"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, ...

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 ...

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

Women on boards

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...

Female business owner

Where are all the female founders?

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

MT Leadership Learning launches

Book now for MT's new Leadership Learning programme

New executive education brand will offer online courses with expert academics

Gender pay gap

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

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

How to prevent losing female leaders to the menopause

Enter; the Menopause Manifesto.

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)

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

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

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

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?

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

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 ...

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"

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

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

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

On one day I saw empathy, humility and determination.

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

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

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”

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. ...

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

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 ...

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

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"

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

How to reclaim your day in one hour

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

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