Tag: mentoring

Rebecca Knight

The most effective way for companies to ensure their most talented women do not go unnoticed for promotions and plum assignments is through sponsorship, according to a new report by Catalyst, the US non-profit diversity group. 

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.

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

Female bosses get a bad rap. There’s even a word for them. No, not that word. I am talking about the term “queen bee”.

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

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.

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.

Liz Bolshaw

Catalyst, the US-based diversity think-tank, has published a new report in its Advancing Women in India series that benchmarks 56 companies with headquarters in India or that are subsidiaries of global businesses with head offices in Europe or the US.

Liz Bolshaw

Catalyst, the US-based think-tank, has just published a new report compiled from the responses of 700 respondents based in Europe at senior levels – 55 per cent of whom were women and 45 per cent men. The focus was on executives in large companies (60 per cent of the companies surveyed had 10,000 or more employees, and 85 per cent had a global scope).

Liz Bolshaw

As the bonus season is upon us and banking in the headlines, it is worth examining board diversity in the world’s largest financial institutions.

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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.