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Niall FitzGerald, former chief executive of Unilever and chairman of Thomson Reuters, spoke last week at Brandeis University’s International Business School, just outside of Boston, about the qualities of good, strong leaders. (more…)
A flair for networking is often cited as one of the critical skills required for ambitious professionals. But some argue that women are less adept at this dark art than men. (more…)
According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, women-owned businesses account for 40 per cent of all privately held companies – which is not too shabby. But only about 3 per cent of all of these companies have revenues of $1m or more, compared with 6 per cent of companies owned by men. According to a study by the Kauffman Foundation, just 1.8 per cent of women-owned companies have revenues above $1m. (more…)
So another tribute to women: the first Nobel peace prize for any woman in seven years goes to three women. It seems the Nobel committee in Oslo has done a broad sweep of female achievement since it gave the prize to another African woman in 2004. (more…)
This year, four female directors have films in contention for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival – four more than last year. (more…)
With Hollywood awash with Oscar speculation, I have been thinking about awards. (more…)
Elisabeth Scott, the British architect of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre on the banks of the Avon at Stratford, was the subject of a BBC Radio 3 documentary on Sunday. She was the first woman ever to win a high-profile public architecture competition, beating about 70 men to the prize in 1928, a time when women of her age had not yet won the right to vote. (more…)