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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.

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The Financial Times today has the news that AOL is to buy the Huffington Post. (more…)

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It is all too easy to dismiss the 1950s tone of much of Feminist Myths and Magic Medicine, Catherine Hakim’s study for the Centre for Policy Studies, as retrogressive twaddle, and its barmier suggestions have already been discussed here. (more…)

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Up there with losing weight, visiting the gym and giving something up, starting your own business is a regular feature of lists of New Year’s resolutions. (more…)

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Thank you to Carla Guerra for her comment on the post about La DressCode. Her nomination of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg for our informal female style awards got me musing about another of my passions – the world of fast-growth entrepreneurs, especially game-changers and technology superstars. (more…)

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If you missed the FT’s Top 50 women in world business report first published on November 17, make sure you don’t miss tomorrow’s FT Weekend magazine, which is wholly dedicated to women – extraordinary women. (more…)

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Apart from the weather and toy advertisements, this is the season of awards. (more…)

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Veuve Clicquot, the champagne house, is calling for nominations for its 2011 Business Woman of the Year Award. You must be the founder or leader of a successful business, based in the UK, and – for the first time – demonstrate commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices. The winner is drawn in March from a shortlist of five. (more…)

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