Tag: sexism

Liz Bolshaw

On Monday June 6, the UK government’s Department for Education published its “independent review of the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood”, titled Letting Children be Children.

Liz Bolshaw

Off-air gaffes are often revealing. Former US president George W. Bush’s “Yo Blair” spoke volumes about the relationship between the two premiers. Former British prime minister Gordon Brown’s peevish remarks about a Rochdale voter – whom he called a “bigoted woman” – created a media storm at the nadir of Labour’s lacklustre election campaign last year; and Prince Charles’s description of royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell as “that awful man” communicated all too clearly his views of the British press. Any comment, however sotto voce, near a microphone should always be viewed with extreme caution.

Liz Bolshaw

Old too soon and wise too late – Benjamin Franklin’s aphorism has never seemed so apt.

Liz Bolshaw

Miriam O’Reilly, an ex-presenter of the UK rural and environmental affairs television programme Countryfile, has won her claim against the BBC of ageism and victimisation, but not sex discrimination.

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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.