Here’s some free advice for any woman hoping to make it big in the corporate world: change your name to David. At the 500 largest companies in the US, says a report in The New York Times, only 4.2% of CEOs are women — but 4.5% are men called Dave or David. It’s a little better in the UK, where women and Davids rank equal — at around 6% — at FTSE 100 companies.

Ridiculous? Of course. But these numbers sum up perfectly the disparity in corporate leadership opportunities for men and women.

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