First Women Awards 2016: This could be your year

The First Women Awards, hosted by Real Business and supported by the CBI, are in their 12th year – and we need your help to champion the trailblazing female leaders of Britain's business, entrepreneurial, engineering, science and technology and media sectors.

It’s time for women to disrupt engineering

A desperate skills shortage in engineering is holding back the economy. The reason” A notorious unbalance in the sector. We discuss how, with the help of role models and supporting networks, female engineers could disrupt an industry.

“Don’t hire women for equality’s sake!”

Thomas de Freitas argues against quotas, believing: "what our companies truly need are the very best people who earn their jobs through merit, regardless of whether they are male or female".