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Why More Women&Run Businesses Aren't Making Millions - Fast Company

Why More Women&Run Businesses Aren't Making Millions - Fast Company | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
There are more women-run businesses than ever, but they're still not making as much as their male-run competition. Here's how to change that.
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Germany backs law demanding at least 30% women in top boardrooms

Germany backs law demanding at least 30% women in top boardrooms | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Frauenquote - or women’s quotas - to be signed into law next month with firms required to implement the rule by 2016

Via Armelle Loghmanian
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How would UK boards respond to a quota for women?

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When will we stop calling successful women ‘abrasive’?

When will we stop calling successful women ‘abrasive’? | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
A study of work appraisals shows that personal criticisms are levelled at women far more than men. And it’s just one example of how society tries to bring high-flying women down to earth, writes Laura Bates
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I am assertive, ascerbic (sometimes), and rarely abrasive, and my boobs and my parking are my own business and nobody else's.#women

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Women business owners still struggle to get bank loans - Newsday

Women business owners still struggle to get bank loans - Newsday | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Women business owners still struggle to get bank loansNewsdayWomen business owners still struggle to get bank loans. Updated September 1, 2014 12:53 PM By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG. The Associated Press.
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Should Women Have To Talk Sports To Get Ahead In Business? - Forbes

Should Women Have To Talk Sports To Get Ahead In Business? - Forbes | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
ForbesShould Women Have To Talk Sports To Get Ahead In Business?ForbesWhen I saw the title, I couldn't wait to read the advice, and sadly, I wasn't surprised at all.
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Women in Business - Helping you to Achieve your Ambitions Networking Event

Women in Business - Helping you to Achieve your Ambitions  Networking Event | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Every year, more and more women take the step of starting their own business. For many, it’s a big decision with a lot of challenges to over come.
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Women on boards at all FTSE 100 manufacturing firms, finds report

Women on boards at all FTSE 100 manufacturing firms, finds report | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
EEF says one in five directorships at top 28 companies in sector held by women but dismisses calls for quotas to boost number (Off to #EEFWIM report launch - will be hearing from @JennyWillott on findings: http://t.co/WGWKJ4rn3D)...
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One in five engingeering companies has a woman on the board - EEF rejects quotas.  Do you?

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General Election 2015 – Why Women in Business Need to be on the ...

General Election 2015 – Why Women in Business Need to be on the ... | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Manifesto for women in business. General Election 2015 candidates need to take heed of the fastest growing group in the economy: women who run their own.
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7 Things Men Should Do At Work To Help Women Get Even - Business Insider

7 Things Men Should Do At Work To Help Women Get Even - Business Insider | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Business Insider7 Things Men Should Do At Work To Help Women Get EvenBusiness InsiderWarren Buffett once famously quipped that part of the reason for his success was that he was only competing with half the population: men.
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For women in business, there's no such thing as 'harmless banter' - The Guardian

For women in business, there's no such thing as 'harmless banter' - The Guardian | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
The Guardian For women in business, there's no such thing as 'harmless banter' The Guardian As an engineer working to get more people, especially women, interested in maths, science and technical careers, I was excited and thrilled when Marks &...
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Soft power, not quotas, is the way to get more women on boards - Telegraph

Soft power, not quotas, is the way to get more women on boards - Telegraph | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Top business leaders have voluntarily and openly committed to achieving better gender balance in their boardrooms and beyond (Soft power, not quotas, is the way to get more women on boards http://t.co/0dWTnr5TMc)...
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It would be better if we had the support of men and got there without quotas - but has the EU threat of quotas brought this forward in time?  What role has the possibility played?

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Can successful women have it all?

Can successful women have it all? | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Only 16.9 percent of Fortune 500's board members are women. Heather McGregor explains why.
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Do male board members have it all?
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Power suits

Power suits | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Harvard President Drew Faust convened a panel of top female leaders in media, business, and government to talk about the evolving role of women, and the challenges as well as opportunities facing women today.
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Switzerland moves to boost number of women executives

Switzerland moves to boost number of women executives | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
ZURICH, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Switzerland's government releasedan early draft of a law on Friday recommending that women occupyat least 30 percent of management and board posts at top listedcompanies,

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Swiss may go for quota for women on boards too...

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Are Women Better Decision Makers?

Are Women Better Decision Makers? | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
When stressed, men are more prone to taking risky bets with little payoff.
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Some of the Most Influential Women in Business - Infographic

Some of the Most Influential Women in Business - Infographic | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
There are thousands of incredibly capable female entrepreneurs on Fiverr®, but if you’re looking for some inspiration to work harder and smarter to follow your dreams and live life on your terms, consider these five highly influential people who...
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Will Harvard Business School have a class with 50% women? - SFGate

Will Harvard Business School have a class with 50% women? - SFGate | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
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Will Harvard Business School have a class with 50% women?
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The 940 students who started classes at Harvard Business School last week counted more women in their ranks than ever before.
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Equal graduation - will it make a difference?

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HR Magazine - Playing with the big boys: Gender in business and sport

HR Magazine - Playing with the big boys: Gender in business and sport | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
“@hrmagazine: Are there links between sport and business in getting women to leadership roles? @bigpicturert http://t.co/s0vkr6huHB”;
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Times Seeks to Reassure Its Staff After Abramson’s Ouster

Times Seeks to Reassure Its Staff After Abramson’s Ouster | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Senior editors met with employees to reiterate that Jill Abramson’s departure did not reflect sexism and was not about pay disparity, but about a style of leadership.
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Tricky, leadership style can include a style of sexism...and real disputes take place that involve women that are nothing to do with sexism at all.   What's your view?

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Minority women fueling growth in female entrepreneurship, report says - The Times-Picayune

Minority women fueling growth in female entrepreneurship, report says - The Times-Picayune | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Minority women fueling growth in female entrepreneurship, report says The Times-Picayune Minority women are starting businesses at faster rate than non-minority women, though their firms tend to be smaller and employ fewer people, according to an...
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Are People Becoming More Open to Female Leaders?

Are People Becoming More Open to Female Leaders? | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Women bosses are seen as just as capable as their male counterparts, a new meta-analysis shows, but they rate themselves as less effective than men.
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Interview with Claire Barron, Chair of Vodafone UK Women's Network - Your Better Business

Interview with Claire Barron, Chair of Vodafone UK Women's Network - Your Better Business | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
Vodafone UK Women's network @claireybarron talks ways to inspire women, flexible working and future plans.http://t.co/tZBDvMvU8i
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Why are Arab women into tech?

Why are Arab women into tech? | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
There are proportionally more female tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world, according to a recent US study. (Interesting video: Why do women outnumber men in #technology in the #Gulf ?
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So different from the UK?
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Lean In's Business-Friendly Message

Lean In's Business-Friendly Message | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
The executives who lead big companies tend to espouse political positions that fit neatly within the corporate comfort zone. (.@emserre asks why aren't Sheryl Sandberg and her Lean In campaign doing more to help low-wage women workers.
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Four Executives on Succeeding in Business as a Woman

Four Executives on Succeeding in Business as a Woman | Women in business UK | Scoop.it
The executives, ranging from the president of a beauty products company to the general counsel at Pfizer, shared their stories about headwinds they have navigated over the years and advice to women wanting to succeed at work.
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