Women workers cast mouldings in the core shop at Leys Malleable Castings Company. This image comes from a set of rarely seen photographs of industrial practices from one of the UK’s largest industrial companies at the time. They will be exhibited at the Format photography festival in Derby from 8 March to 7 April

Coles is part of a phalanx of British women now at the helm of some of America’s most influential glossies. As the new editor of US Cosmopolitan speaks to Elizabeth Day about her about her mission is to inspire a new generation of independent women, whether that means helping them win equal pay … or teaching them the ‘sex position of the day’

Photograph: Antony Crook