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International Women's Day 2022: Celebrating the FT’s finance journalists

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century focusing on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and is a call to action for advocating and accelerating women's equality.

For this year’s IWD (March 8) we’re celebrating some of the FT’s women journalists and their coverage. Led by the FT’s first woman editor Roula Khalaf, the FT is home to over 600 journalists aiming to provide subscribers with an invaluable ‘big picture’ view. Through a group subscription, organisations can gain access to the full breadth of FT analysis and insights.

Get to know some of our leading women finance journalists

Below highlights business, financial and economic coverage from women journalists across the FT.

FT finance journalists
FT finance journalists
FT finance journalists
FT finance journalists
FT finance journalists
Gillian Tett, chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US

Gillian Tett writes weekly columns, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues. Renowned for her early warning that the 2007 financial crisis was looming, she wrote extensively about the financial instruments that were part of the cause of the crisis.

Today a new generation can see a sea of female faces in leadership roles, not just in business and finance and politics - but the media too. It makes me want to dance for you and shout "You go, girl!" - not just for the sake of the untold women and men who worked to change this picture, but also for the younger generation.

Gillian TettChair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US

Launched in 2019 and originally edited by Gillian, the Moral Money email briefing reports on socially responsible business, sustainable finance, impact investing, environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends. It highlights and explains the key issues, to help subscribers make sense of the impact on their business and clients’ businesses.

In 2020 Moral Money was awarded with the SABEW Best in Business award for the influential newsletter. It is now edited by Simon Mundy with support from contributors such as Patrick Temple-West, Kristen Talman and Tamami Shimizuishi.

Increasingly, investors are using non-financial factors like climate change action to help identify opportunities and risks. With guidance from authoritative figures like Gillian, readers can make better informed decisions when it comes to ESG and sustainable investing.

But we must never forget that there is still a long way to go, to get real equality, and or take these gains for granted. Instead, the fact that change has happened should inspire us to fight for more: change can happen, even if it seems hard to imagine, so we need to battle for the next generation of change.

Gillian TettChair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US

Discover Gillian Tett’s latest articles here.

Rana Foroohar, global business columnist and an associate editor

Rana Foroohar has an extensive career background covering global economic and foreign affairs. Her journalism has been awarded by SABEW for her tech and policy coverage. Based in New York, Rana is also CNN’s global economic analyst.

The FT is the best place to be in journalism no matter your gender. What’s valued here is smart; nothing else.

Rana ForooharGlobal business columnist, associate editor

Rana is the author, along with colleague Edward Luce, of the Swamp Notes email briefing, which covers the intersection of money, power, and politics in America. From ongoing Russian tensions to the rise of private equity, Swamp Notes subscribers can expect an exchange of different perspectives from Rana as an American and from Edward being British but living in the US.

By offering a wide perspective on global economics and politics, Rana’s reporting gives readers a comprehensive view of the interconnected nature of politics and its effect on the global economy.

Read the latest from Rana here.

Brooke Masters, chief business commentator and an associate editor

Brooke Masters’ career at the FT spans over 15 years from editorial roles such as opinion and analysis editor, companies editor, chief regulation correspondent, city correspondent and as a contributor to the Lex column.

Before I joined the FT, I fielded recruiting calls from other publications. Each time, when I mentioned that I was working part time around my small children, the editor would say, oh, let's talk when they go to school. The FT's response was, do you want to work three days a week or four? I signed up in a heartbeat and I've never regretted it.

Brooke MastersUS investment and industry editor

Renowned for her reporting on financial regulation, local politics, education and the technology sector, Brooke’s commentary into specific topics offers readers a view into news and trends connected with the financial sector.

More recently Brooke has returned to her New York roots as US investment and industry editor. From US non-bank finance coverage to a biweekly column on global business, Brooke will be leading the news coverage for the FT’s award-winning Opinion section.

Follow Brooke’s coverage here.

Pilita Clark, business columnist and an associate editor

Pilita Clark joined the FT back in 2003 and is an associate editor and business columnist at the FT. She writes a weekly column on modern corporate life, as well as features and other articles.

Work & Careers is a considerable focus for Pilita, especially as the world is pivoting towards more work-life balance and her coverage reflects these workplace changes. She explores topics such as flexible working, career changes and office life in the corporate sphere.

As a regular speaker on the FT’s Working it podcast, Pilita’s take on modern corporate life provides readers with different perspectives on how global workplace cultures operate and are adapting.

Read the latest from Pilita here.

Claer Barrett, consumer editor and presenter of the Money Clinic podcast

Claer Barrett has been with the FT for over 13 years and is the FT’s consumer editor. Her journalism stretches across radio and TV focusing on personal finance, consumer and small business issues.

The FT is affectionately known as the 'Pink Paper', which I always found deeply ironic, as so many women feel that finance - and the wider financial industry - is not designed around our needs. There are so many structural issues working against women, often stemming from a lack of flexibility.

Claer BarrettConsumer editor and presenter of the Money Clinic podcast

Claer writes the weekly Serious Money column exploring topics such as UK tax, private investing, and financial literacy. As a financial journalist, Claer’s award-winning coverage aims to guide subscribers through changes in the financial sector and understand how such developments have the potential to affect them, even at an individual level.

Alongside her weekly column, Claer hosts the Money Clinic with Claer Barrett podcast focusing on managing real-life money questions.

My hope for International Women's Day 2022 is that the lessons about flexibility that we have been forced to learn during the pandemic will not be forgotten, and we can all build on the opportunity to do things differently.

Claer BarrettConsumer editor and presenter of the Money Clinic podcast

Discover more from Claer here.

Katie Martin, markets editor

Katie Martin is the FT’s markets editor and formerly capital markets editor. Before the FT Katie previously worked for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

Widely known for her reporting on global markets, Katie’s financial journalism focuses on UK equities, US interest rates and markets volatility. Her journalism helps readers anticipate the global market trends and understand the impacts on their business and clients.

Katie is also a regular speaker on FT News Briefing. This weekday podcast gives listeners a rundown of the most important global business stories.

As an example of Katie's work, the video below shows a discussion between Katie and the FT's global China editor James Kynge. They explore the changing dynamics of investing in China and examine whether the opportunities to make money are worth the growing political risk.

Follow more of Katie’s coverage here.

Jemima Kelly, Alphaville reporter and columnist

Jemima Kelly reports for FT Alphaville, covering topics such as markets, cryptocurrencies, NFTs and fintech. Before joining the FT, Jemima worked for Reuters and The Economist.

I have never before found a workplace that manages to be fun, fulfilling, challenging and supportive all at the same time. I really value the way that I have been allowed - even encouraged - to explore topics that I'm passionate about and to write for different sections of the paper and its supplements. Working at the FT has definitely been my favourite ever job!

Jemima KellyAlphaville reporter and Columnist

Acclaimed for its investigative reporting into Wirecard and Bitcoin, Alphaville is a news and commentary service for financial market professionals. Jemima’s Alphaville coverage goes deeper into financial issues and trends, providing detailed analysis for readers to digest.

As part of Alphaville’s offering FT Subscribers can apply for membership to The Long Room, an exclusive comments and analysis arena where finance professionals are invited to share their own research and thoughts on financial markets.

Jemima is currently on sabbatical but will be returning to a new role at the FT soon.

Eva Szalay, currencies correspondent

Since joining the FT in 2018, Eva Szalay has reported on a broad spectrum of topics. From cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain to the latest news on ETFs, readers can expect to be kept up to speed with the latest on financial and currencies news.

Recently Eva hosted a webinar roundtable with industry experts to discuss if regulation will kill the crypto hype. Eva and the panel explored how regulations could make or break private cryptocurrencies and what risks in the crypto market pose to the global financial system. The full webinar is available to watch on-demand.

Discover Eva’s latest reporting here.

Kaye Wiggins, private capital correspondent

Kaye Wiggins covers private equity at the FT and reports for the FT’s premium corporate finance briefing, Due Diligence. Since joining the FT in 2019 from Bloomberg News, Kaye’s coverage has focused on topics such as private equity and mergers & acquisitions. Kaye has also contributed to several high-profile FT Investigations, such as co-reporting on the Axel Springer’s #MeToo moment and the Greensill Capital scandal.

Due Diligence is a must-read daily briefing on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity. Working alongside a team of specialist reporters from around the world, Kaye’s reporting has included covering the highest recorded levels of dealmaking and — more recently — a divisive deal leading to Israeli spyware maker NSO Group’s unravelling.

Below is glimpse into the story of Greensill Capital's rise and fall, where Kaye and FT colleagues brought to light one of the biggest British lobbying scandal in a generation. The full video can be viewed here on

Follow more of Kaye’s private equity coverage here.

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