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There is a banking adage that the best time to ask for a loan is when you don’t need one. The same goes for jobs. (more…)
There is a van I see round the lanes of Somerset proudly emblazoned “Plumbers and Heating Engineers – M. Head and Daughters”. The sign is testament to the fact that the family firm is no longer a beacon of primogeniture, and there is a growing trend for family businesses to be led and managed by women. (more…)
When JK Rowling, the bestselling author of the Harry Potter series, was invited to give the Harvard University Commencement address a few years ago, she chose the benefits of failure as her subject. Not an obvious choice for the audience of Harvard graduates, their proud parents and professors, but an inspired one.
Sylvia Ann Hewlett has offered a glimpse of her new study with Ripa Rashid into the aspirations and fears of Chinese women in business.
As she writes in her Harvard Business Review blog, the lesson for companies that wish to tap this talent pool is a simple one:
Supporting China’s qualified women isn’t just a nice thing to do. It’s absolutely necessary. (more…)