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Women in business: the top 30 entrepreneurs in 2013

To celebrate International Women’s Day, our friends at SmartCompany name Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs in 2013. Cara Waters and Patrick Stafford report.

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Cracks in the glass ceiling: women wielding power on boards

Female company directors control twice as much capital than their representation on ASX companies would suggest, suggesting the fight for boardroom equality is closer than first thought.

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If Forbes can’t find powerful women, who can?

Try to find women on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful people. It’s depressing, but quotas aren’t necessarily the answer.

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Quota time? Women still missing out on board spots

Less than 10% of executive positions for ASX 500 companies are held by women, fresh data shows. Is it time for quotas or changes to remuneration?

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The 10 female ‘super connectors’ of the ASX

There are 10 leading female “super connectors” on the ASX, powerful centres of capacity for boardroom introductions and collaborations. We name them.

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The case for more women in sport — on and off the field

Senator Kate Lundy says the real challenge for the Australian Sports Commission is not how much funding it’s handing out, but how it can spend it effectively.

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Women in business: board quotas not the only answer

There should be more women on boards, says Crikey publisher and CEO Amanda Gome. But only when there’s more support for women entrepreneurs.

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Mayne: a standout year for women on boards

In an Australian business year with few standout deals or dramatic collapses, arguably the most notable development was the record number of women appointed to ASX200 boards.

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Cox: gender blindness and corporate incompetence

The World Economic Forum released its latest gender-gap rankings this week, with Australia ranked 27th overall. We have fallen from 17th in 2007, despite having a female PM, G-G and two premiers.

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The blokes who should step aside for female directors

It’s time for Australia to fix its woeful record when it comes to female representation on public company boards. Here’s some suggestions of which men should clear out to give the ladies some room.

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French women get equality, as long as they’re beautiful

France is to become the second country in the world with a quota of women on company boards. But oh la la, is this turning into a policy to get wives and girlfriends of bosses appointed, pretty things who’ll be seen and not heard?

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