Magazine article Management Today

Editorial: Alpha Females with Sparkle

Magazine article Management Today

Editorial: Alpha Females with Sparkle

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Take cover! The alpha females are on the march ... Each summer as I look at our '35 Under 35' edition, a little piece of me dies. Surely these women must have some dinks and blemishes in their glittering CVs. Maybe they don't have any friends (I've got two on facebook and one of those is my son).

But no. This year, it's a typically sparkly bunch of bright high-achievers rocketing through glass ceilings as they head for the stars. Into the 35/35 hall of fame for 2007 we've propelled one women who was promoted to be the youngest partner of the world's largest law firm while she was on maternity leave. Another who, at the age of 23, was made the youngest-ever director of a Plc. A third, while still at university, was noticed by Chris Eubank and hired to promote his fights and then went on to work with Dyson and Geldof before making a huge wedge by selling a successful website.

Talking of the web, more and more of its development is happening in India, where the brains are keen, the energy levels high, the traffic jams gargantuan and the wage packets much lower than they are here or in Silicon Valley. …

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