Tag: leadership

Liz Bolshaw

A new report by Northwestern University, Chicago, shows that both men and women still see women as being less qualified or less “natural” in leadership roles.

Rebecca Knight

A new course on leadership at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, will give more than a dozen of its female MBA students a taste of what it feels like to be at the top – the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, that is. 

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.

Rebecca Knight

Women may hold the vast majority of staff jobs in the non-profit sector, but female leadership is sorely lacking at the senior management level. Of the top 50 leadership positions in the sector, men hold 62 per cent and women 38 per cent, according to a recent national Non-profit Employment Trends Survey.

Liz Bolshaw

There is a large body of research into the different language styles used by men and women that broadly categorises transactional, direct statements as “masculine” and indirect, relational language as “feminine”. But is this simply stereotyping, or is it based more concretely in how language operates?

Liz Bolshaw

The former BUPA boss Val Gooding is taking on the chairmanship of engineering services group Premier Farnell, supporting chief executive Harriet Green and with her becoming that rare thing in the corporate world – an all-female chair and chief executive team.

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.

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.

Liz Bolshaw

In 2007, two psychologists – one a professor from Northwestern University, Chicago, and the other an associate professor from Wellesley College, Boston – wrote a book about how the labyrinth is a more accurate metaphor for women’s obstacle-strewed career paths than the glass ceiling.

Liz Bolshaw

There is a banking adage that the best time to ask for a loan is when you don’t need one. The same goes for jobs.

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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.