Apple published a letter from its chief executive, Timothy D Cook, alongside its diversity report. Mr Cook noted that Apple’s definition of diversity goes beyond ethnicity and gender and includes other personal qualities like sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran status.  Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Similar to other Silicon Valley tech companies, Apple has a workforce that is composed mostly of men, and most of them are white.The company this week(...)

Tiffany & Co reported earnings up 50% in first quarter. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Luxury retailers Tiffany and Burberry posted strong results yesterday despite ongoing challenges among mainstream players in the sector, which saw Ame(...)

Janet McCollum: as chief executive of Moy Park, she is, in effect, the North’s highest-ranking local female boss. Photograph: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg

What do Marissa Mayer, Angela Ahrendts, Mairead Lavery and Janet McCollum all have in common?You’re probably familiar with Mayer, Yahoo’s chief execut(...)

Angela Ahrendts is getting up to $68 million as a welcome gift for joining Apple.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

When I read last week that Angela Ahrendts was getting up to $68 million as a welcome gift for joining Apple, my mind skipped at once to her husband. (...)

Former Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts has been appointed retail chief at Apple. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple has awarded its new retail chief Angela Ahrendts stock compensation potentially worth about $68 million, continuing the iPhone maker’s practice (...)

The 158-year-old brand  said today it made £528 million of retail revenue in the three months to December 31st. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg

British luxury brand Burberry posted a 14 per cent rise in underlying retail revenue in the Christmas quarter, though it cautioned that at current lev(...)

Angela Ahrendts, former chief executive officer of Burberry Group, will be the only woman on Apple’s executive team when she takes over its retail operation in the first half of this year. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Apple, facing behind-the-scenes pressure from some shareholders to add more female directors and executives, has taken a step to address the criticism(...)

Companies did a lot of firing last year and were more imaginative than ever in telling it like it is not. Most famously, HSBC “demised” its managers, Reuters caused staff to be “transitioned out of the company”, while other businesses “disestablished” or even “completed” roles.

Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or written in the preceding 1(...)

Everyone has commented on how smart the new leader of General Motors, Mary Barra,  is and admired her delightful plain talk in saying “no more crappy cars”. But no one has yet praised her hair. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Lucy KellawayLast week I discovered that I am a feminist, after all. Until then I had thought that women who did professional jobs were a privileged g(...)

 Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer of Burberry Group, and one of only four women chief executives on the FTSE, is on her way to Apple.   Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

The number of women running Britain’s blue chip companies has surged 33 per cent. But before we hang out the bunting and declare the glass ceiling sha(...)