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When students graduate from university they are employed in equal numbers. Move up the ladder a few rungs and the number of women in high powered positions has fallen dramatically.
Women make up just 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs and still generally get paid less than their male counterparts.
Barbara Becks ask why this is and what can be done about it. She covers:
Closing the gap
Female labour markets: The cashier and the carpenter
A world of bluestockings
Work and family: Baby blues
Top jobs: Too many suits
Women in China: The sky's the limit
Looking ahead: Here's to the next half-century