The Wall Street Journal, Economist and Financial Times all now have female editors — what does it mean for business?


February 1 was a date to celebrate for women in business everywhere. It happened to be the day that water group Severn Trent became the first large U.K. quoted company to be led by an all-female team by appointing Helen Miles as chief financial officer. That’s certainly worthy of celebration — but not what I had in mind.

Instead, I was thinking of Emma Tucker starting work as editor of The Wall Street Journal. It means that for the first time ever, women are in charge of what I believe to be the three most influential organs of financial commentary: The Economist, Financial Times (FT) and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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