The 2012 "First Woman of Engineering and Manufacturing" Julie Kenny argues that the UK's most important companies are being overlooked and, as a result, not delivering their full potential to the UK economy
Meet 11 trailblazers making a mark on Britain: Congratulations to the pioneering women honoured at the First Women Awards 2012 on June 28!
We're excited to be assembling Britain's most pioneering businesswomen – Real Business will be hosting the First Women awards in central London tomorrow.
An outstanding First Women of Media shortlist this year, with all five contenders having broken new ground in their field.
The future will rely on technology and innovation. Here are five First Women of Science and Technology, who will help to lead it.
A lawyer-turned entrepreneur who's created a new industry; one of Europe's most senior investment bankers – just two finalists for this year's First Women of Finance award.
From an 18-year-old station operator to the executive director of Sellafield, the shortlists for the 2012 First Women Awards reveal 41 remarkable women tearing down conventions and reshaping British business. Read all the stories here.
Not many women swop a trailblazing career in medicine for accountancy. This, and other pioneering stories, in our First Women of Business Services shortlist.
An 18-year-old train operator, a pioneer in cancer treatment and one of the UK's youngest NHS leaders. Just three of our First Women of Public Service
At the very top of the UK's largest corporates, and among our smallest artisan businesses, the First Women of Retail and Consumer are rewriting the rules.
Leading some of Britain's most dynamic construction, utility and electrical busineseses are five extraordinary women. Read the full stories here
From the UK's first RAF engineering graduate to the woman leading one of the UK's biggest infrastructure projects, here are six remarkable stories of pioneering women.