Inspirational women in business

A selection of career insights of women who are on boards, board-ready, or managers in Britain’s biggest companies.


Inspirational women in business

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In Lord Davies’s Women on Boards report in 2011, consultation findings indicated that the lack of female career role models acted as a barrier to women’s progression. The low number of successful female role models often adds to stereotypes and reinforces perceived difficulties in rising up the corporate ladder.

In 2014, many inspiring business women at different career stages had interviews about their careers, leadership views and advice they could give to others.

Published 4 February 2015