Equality, diversity and inclusion at Cambridge Judge Business School


At Cambridge Judge Business School, we value the diversity and inclusiveness of our community – from students to staff, alumni and faculty. We are committed to preventing and confronting any form of discrimination.

Leader in business excellence through equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do 

We seek to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the world in the task of promoting a sustainable, equitable, diverse, and inclusive future for all. We are all part of one all-encompassing community of learners focused on bettering the world. 

Equality diversity inclusion at Cambridge Judge Business School.


Cambridge Judge Business School works to pursue equality of opportunity. We promote initiatives aiming at supporting and encouraging all under-represented groups and highly value diversity in our teaching, recruitment and research.


Our community is highly international. This global background is essential in enabling our world-class research, teaching and real-world impact as a School. Read more about our diversity.


We are committed to ensuring a workplace mindset based on respecting differences and promoting a truly inclusive environment.

Long term commitment to EDI

Cambridge Judge has embarked on a long-term commitment to EDI. We will work to adapt our admissions, student orientation, and the curriculum so that they embrace the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

Formation of an EDI Committee

The Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, chaired by Dr Lionel Paolella, is the leading body for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda at Cambridge Judge. Formed in November 2021, its purpose is to develop the EDI strategy and to drive tangible and sustainable change, working with student clubs, faculty, staff and alumni networks across the Business School and the wider University. 

Members of the EDI Committee

  • Chairperson of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee  Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation, Lionel Paolella – Faculty 
  • Business School EDI Manager, Manaz Javaid – Facilitator 
  • Advisory Board Member, Karin Forseke – Advisory Board Representative 
  • Founder and Entrepreneur, Ashwini Anburajan – Alumni Representative 
  • Director of HR, Julie Brown – Human Resources 
  • Director Corporate Communications and Marketing, Tracey Horn – Communications and Marketing 
  • Professor of Marketing & Decision Sciences, Vice Dean, Vincent Wah Sung Mak – Faculty 
  • Student Representative – post to be nominated for 2022/23 

The Cambridge Judge Business School EDI Committee was officially inaugurated on 15 November 2021. 

News and insight on EDI

Equality, diversity and inclusion

How to challenge gender bias in entrepreneurship 

Gender bias in entrepreneurship is reflected in TV programmes like ’The Apprentice’ featuring alpha males. Monique Boddington of Cambridge Judge Business School looks at ways to right the underlying issues.

Can being attractive or from an elite university ever hurt job applicants? Research co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School, focused on ‘consistency’ between different status characteristics such as good looks and education, finds that it can.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

3 ways diversity can impact team dynamics

Three recent studies by new Cambridge Judge faculty members Elizabeth George and Prithviraj Chattopadhyay look at how diversity in gender, geography and pay grade affect the modern workplace.