Monthly Archives: March 2011

Liz Bolshaw

The UK Press Complaints Commission last month ruled that no one using Twitter can have a “reasonable expectation” of privacy.

Liz Bolshaw

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.

Liz Bolshaw

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.

Liz Bolshaw

Writing in Friday’s edition of the Guardian newspaper in the UK, Zoe Williams deconstructed the current state of feminism in France and pretty much concluded, as Bernard-Henri Lévy, the philosopher, put it: “France is an old Gallic macho country.”

Liz Bolshaw

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.

Liz Bolshaw

Too few women are taking on international assignments, according to a new report into global mobility among professionals.

Liz Bolshaw

Odgers Berndtson, the executive recruitment company, today publishes the results of a survey of more than 100 senior women working in financial services in the City of London.

Liz Bolshaw

The blogosphere has been humming for the past few weeks following Noam Cohen’s piece in The New York Times discussing the fact that just 13 per cent of Wikipedia contributors are women.

Andrew Hill

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.

Liz Bolshaw

In this month’s Harvard Business Review is an article on reinventing your personal brand. I was about to flick past it when a headline declaring “Define your destination” grabbed me by the collar and trapped me into reading the whole piece.

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Liz Bolshaw

Liz Bolshaw is a business journalist and editor. She has been a successful book publisher, online editor, magazine editor and publisher.

She was launch editor of the Europe-wide online community Entrepreneur Country, has published magazines for PwC, 3i, dunhill and Bafta, and launched The Sharp Edge, a magazine for and about entrepreneurs, with Duncan Bannatyne. She is a regular contributor to Thomson Reuters’ Venture Capital Journal.

Her last project for the Financial Times was as editor of the paper’s Business Education magazine.

Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight is a freelance journalist based in Boston. She writes regularly for the FT on business education, entrepreneurship, and management.

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill is an associate editor and the management editor of the FT. He was City editor of the FT and editor of the daily Lombard column on British business and finance from September 2006 to December 2010.

He was the FT’s financial editor from June 2005 to September 2006, with overall responsibility for coverage of companies and markets. Before becoming financial editor, he was the FT’s comment & analysis editor, in charge of the paper’s opinion and features pages.

From 1999 to 2003, he was the FT’s New York bureau chief. He joined the FT in 1988 and has also worked as foreign news editor, UK companies reporter and correspondent in Brussels and Milan.

Pino Bethencourt

Pino Bethencourt is a professor and leadership expert at IE Business School in Madrid. She is also an author and executive coach.

Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton is professor of management practice at London Business School.

Linda Tarr-Whelan

Linda Tarr-Whelan, former ambassador to the UN commission on the status of women, is a Demos distinguished senior fellow.