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What makes high-earning women different from the rest of us labouring under the gender pay gap? Is it really all about in-built inequality in the system, asks Catherine O'Mahony.

25th November, 2012
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One successful woman of a certain age advised me, after the birth of my daughter, never to mention her in the office at all, if I could get away with it

Nicola Horlick has been on my mind recently. Does anyone else remember the woman dubbed London's City Superwoman by the business media back in the 1990s? All because she was raising six small children as well as holding down a massive job in fund management?

I do. I spent several hours with her in Frankfurt on a day in 1997 when she became front-page news.

She'd flown over to the banking capital of Germany to confront...

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