On July 6, 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, James Crabtree, the FT’s comment editor, analyses the latest report from UN Women, titled Progress of the World’s Women 2011-2012: In Pursuit of Justice, while Alice Ross looks at just how effective business has been in promoting equality for women around the world.
Maija Palmer, the FT’s technology correspondent, investigates why there are fewer women working in the tech sector than 10 years ago. Is it just because science and IT are seen as “geeky” subjects, or because it remains a male-dominated sector? Where – and who – is the next female Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?
Pip McCrostie, global vice-chairwoman of transaction advisory services at Ernst & Young, might have the answer. She talks to Liz Bolshaw about making the switch from law to accountancy – and just how you can read a tax-law textbook by the pool.
Online, Cherie Blair, the leading international human rights lawyer and advocate of women’s rights through her Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, talks about her childhood and whether Lehman Sisters would have collapsed just as dramatically.
Also online, two interactive graphics trace the rise of women’s rights. First, a timeline detailing the achievements of the UN in the fight for equality; and, second, an in-depth look at the level of representation of women in parliaments around the world.