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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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Rebecca Knight

There is a bundle of academic research showing that women tend to be more risk averse than men. In business, this plays out in a number of ways.  (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Executive coaching companies are keen publishers of their insights, and my bookshelf of titles on women at the top includes a good few. Usually I do not blog about them, and believe me, you should be grateful.

But last week I came across a book that should be read by any aspiring career woman (or man). Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women’s Paths to Power, by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath and Mary Davis Holt, distils the experience of the authors’ decades of coaching experience and their careers at senior levels of large companies. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Research from the Institute of Leadership & Management and Ashridge Business School published on Thursday reveals that recent UK graduates are looking to move on from their current jobs in record numbers. (more…)

Rebecca Knight

What started as a series of informal social gatherings among the high-ranking women at State Street, the Boston-based financial services provider, has become a fully fledged effort to develop and promote female managers. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

More than 80 per cent of high-flying women questioned in a new survey believe there is anti-female bias in appointments to company boards – but most oppose the introduction of quotas. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

The FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme has had six years of pairing chairmen and chief executives of the UK’s largest companies with nominated senior women executives from other companies. (more…)

Lynda Gratton

What are the “hot” jobs of the future? The answer is debatable, but it is clear what is not hot. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, the US beverages group, has been urging the world’s biggest corporations to involve more women in management. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Odgers Berndtson, the executive recruitment company, today publishes the results of a survey of more than 100 senior women working in financial services in the City of London. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Accenture has published new research, timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, revealing that while less than half of people are satisfied at work, nearly three quarters plan to stay with their current employer.

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