Women in business

Do men in Tanzania want women to pursue their dreams?

"They believe we'll have less time for the family and pull us back"
As part of a series of reports from Tanzania, Alan Kasujja visited the Ndohub which runs a programme to support women setting up their own businesses.

Efrazia Foka and Witness Kamugisha are both developing beauty products and are confident that their ideas will succeed with the help of the scheme.

But how do they feel about the support and attitudes of men in Tanzania, towards women in business? Alan asked them what men saw as a woman's role...

(Photo: Efrazia Foka and Witness Kamugisha. Credit: BBC)

Four FTSE 350 firms have no women on board

all-male board meeting
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Four companies in the FTSE 350 currently have no women on their board, The Times reports today.

It names and shames them: Daejan, the property company; iron ore miner Ferrexpo; TR Property Investment Trust; and software group Kainos.

In 2016 the government commissioned the Hampton-Alexander Review which set a voluntary target for firms to have a 33% female representation by the end of 2020.

In March the Review, along with the Investment Association, wrote to 69 companies that had one or no women on their board to express "concerns".

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GlaxoSmithKline's CEO is 'the most powerful woman in British business'

Emma Walmsley will take over the helm at GlaxoSmithKline in 2017
GlaxoSmithKline, the UK's biggest drugmaker, has announced that Emma Walmsley will take over as chief executive next year, making her the most powerful woman in the industry and the UK’s FTSE 100 index.  BBC Business presenter Victoria Fritz profiles the woman taking charge of the £80bn firm.

(Photo: Emma Walmsley / Credit: PA)
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