When Jill Abramson was named executive editor of the New York Times in September this year, she promptly denied that having a woman editor in charge shaped news coverage. (more…)

In one of the swankiest spot in New York’s Chinatown this week, the Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) held its 14th annual gala, and honoured two highly successful women in business, writes Devon Portney. They are Ida Liu of Citibank, and Alitia Faccone of McCarter & English, the law firm. (more…)

IBM has appointed Virginia Rometty as its first female chief executive in its 100-year history, Daniel Hadlow writes. (more…)

Political leaders advocating measures in the short term to ensure a long-term solution to the global debt crisis is a concept with which we have all become familiar. But are business leaders following the mantra of short-term steps for long-term gain when it comes to their own leadership strategy? (more…)

To an outsider Germany might seem like a place where women could easily fill high-powered positions, writes Rebeka Shaid. After all, the country is governed by chancellor Angela Merkel, who Forbes recently crowned “the world’s most powerful woman”. Yet last year the German Institute for Economic Research found that over 90 per cent of the nation’s top-100 companies did not appoint one single woman to an executive positions. How can this be? (more…)

In a business environment where competition, employees and teams are becoming more global, and stakeholder groups are more diverse, what are the characteristics of an effective business leader in the 21st century? And where do women fit into this picture? (more…)

There will be a touch of Parisian glamour at the Commission’s stuffy Berlaymont headquarters today as LVMH, the French luxury titan, drops in to chat business and gender with justice commissioner Viviane Reding. (more…)

It is graduation season in Boston, a city that could rightfully claim the title of MBA Mecca because of its large number of good business schools. (more…)

My first job out of college was as a news clerk at The New York Times in Washington, DC. It was entirely unglamorous. My duties included sorting the newsroom’s mail, answering phones and ordering take-out pizza for reporters stuck on deadline. (more…)

Getting to the top of any organisation has always required toughness and political skill. If you want to be the chief executive you must be ready to roll up your sleeves and fight it out. (more…)

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