FT Women at the Top, May 11: analysis, comment and exclusive online videos

On May 11, the Financial Times publishes the next Women at the Top page as part of its flagship project on female business leadership.

In the print edition, the FT’s comment editor James Crabtree examines the rise of the “super-connected” US female board director. Leyla Boulton, an FT news editor, asks whether headhunters are hindering the progress of women on boards; and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala talks about her work at the World Bank, and her former career as finance minister and foreign minister of Nigeria.

Online, in an exclusive video interview, Zhang Xin, chief executive of Soho China, the real estate company, talks about her rise to the top – and how China offers more opportunities for women to become entrepreneurs than many western countries. In the second video package, Leyla Boulton travels to Paris to investigate board diversity, and asks whether the UK can learn from the French experience.

Also online, Lynda Gratton, professor of management at London Business School and director of the Future of Work Research Consortium, writes about what 2030 might hold for women in the boardroom; and the FT’s Lucy Warwick-Ching examines how business can best benefit from understanding “the female economy”.

All in the FT on May 11 and online at www.ft.com/womenatthetop

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