“Lean in”, urges corporate queen Sheryl Sandberg (above). Meanwhile, at least one very successful female  has discovered workplace  laziness has major benefits. Photograph: Pascal Lauener/ Reuters

The other day I had a drink with a university friend who is one of the busiest women I know. For years she has been holding down a big job in a big(...)

John Herlihy of Google photographed at their Barrow Street Dublin Headquarters in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

This extract from a new book - Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub - details how one of the area’s landmark tenants was lured to(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking at the social netoworking site’s Dublin office.

The success of Dublin’s so-called Silicon Docks is a combination of enlightened public policy and the blind luck of good timing. This extract from (...)

Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo: would be a welcome guest when Enda Kenny hosts a dinner with the IDA in Davos. Photograph: EPA

Quantitative easing will dominate the news emanating from the World Economic Forum in Davos today; German chancellor Angela Merkel is due to take the (...)

 Denis O’Brien says trade relationship between Russia, Europe and the US is greatest geopolitical issue facing the world’s economy. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Billionaires gathering at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, are worried about global terrorism, oil prices an(...)

People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world’s second-most populous nation if it were a country. While its(...)

Sheila O’Malley of Practical Parenting believes that “nobody disrespects you unless you allow them to”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s when you’re utterly exhausted and your baby is crying yet again . . . or you’re running all day after a toddler who has no off-switch . . . or tr(...)

Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends an event in New York in May. The pay equity issue hit the headlines and social media last week when Nadella suggested women in tech shouldn’t ask for pay raises but should instead trust the system and rely on “karma” to get what they deserve. Photograph: Reuters

A well-known picture in tech circles, taken in 1978, shows the first 11 employees at Microsoft. Two are women. One of them left two years later after (...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, had said that women working in technology should not ask for pay raises. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, moved to stem the damage from a public comment in which he said that women working in technology should n(...)

Walter Isaacson: An essay by his daughter inspired him to write about women who were responsible for many tech innovations. photograph: vanessa vick/the new york times

While spending the summer of 2007 in Aspen, Colorado, Walter Isaacson and his wife, Cathy, spent much of their waking moments hounding their daughter (...)