Tag: recruitment

Rebecca Knight

How does a woman respond when she’s being recruited for a top job that may prove to be just too much of a stretch? And how is that different from how a man reacts in the same circumstances?

Rebecca Knight

Most days this blog is about women at the top of their careers − chief executives, other C-suiters and the challenges they faced as they climbed up the corporate ladder. Today, however, I would like to focus on an extraordinary organisation that helps women at the bottom of the ladder.

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.

Liz Bolshaw

Here’s a conundrum: do expectations drive outcomes or do outcomes shape expectations?

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.

On May 11, the Financial Times publishes the next Women at the Top page as part of its flagship project on female business leadership.

Linda Tarr-Whelan

Typically, investors focus on bottom-line results, sustainability and social responsibility – but that is no longer enough.

Liz Bolshaw

Reports by McKinsey, the consultancy, have been some of the most powerful forces in building the economic argument for improved gender parity in the workforce.

This month, McKinsey publishes Unlocking the Full Potential of Women in the US Economy, a report that explores why, in spite of all the well-acknowledged economic arguments, highly skilled women still do not progress up the career ladder.

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

The US National Association for Female Executives has just published its annual list of the top 50 companies ranked by female representation and programmes that attract, retain and promote women.

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About our bloggers

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.