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Conferences, seminars & events

The WLI runs a number of events around gender-diversity and leadership, including the annual WLI conference. The following showcases any upcoming and past events organised by the WLI.

WLI events

Upcoming events

Past events


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    2016 CJBS Women's Leadership Initiative Conference | CambridgeThe 2016 theme 'Growing Together' examined the dynamics of the work environment and asks what it takes for leaders to excel. The focus of the conference was on collaboration and growth, encouraging inclusion of gender diversity in various areas.


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    CJBS Women's Leadership Initiative Inaugural Conference | CambridgeThe inaugural conference CJBS Women: Achievements, Opportunities, Challenges, that took place in June 2015 at Cambridge Judge Business School, was an opportunity to engage participants (both men and women) through an open and collaborative discussion of tangible actions through which to promote a shared vision of women’s leadership in business, and of how CJBS women's leadership initiative could support existing gender and equality programmes and projects within and outside CJBS.

Other events including WLI student Interest Group (WLI) run events

Other events are organised across CJBS, either by the Women's Leadership special interest group (SIG) or by our programmes and centres and showcase the School's involvement in fostering gender-balanced and diversity in the workforce. Many of these events are invite-only or target specific attendees, so may not always be open to all. Please find a list of any upcoming and past events. 

Past events

Women in Asset Management, London
23 Feb 2017

An asset management event hosted by Cambridge Master of Finance (MFin) programme. The panel discussion will look at women in asset management and is targeted at University of Cambridge alumni working in senior asset management roles in the City as well as current CJBS students. 

Microsoft Hackathon challenge, Cambridge
16 Jan 2016

A workshop, presentation and networking dinner organised in conjunction with Microsoft and Newnham College for female students from STEMM disciplines and Cambridge Judge Business School students interested in a career in Technology.

Women's Leadership Initiative Debate, Cambridge
2 Dec 2016

Debate, organised by 2016 MBA student Anvi Shah, on the following topic: “Women’s Leadership Initiatives Disenfranchise Men.” 

McKinsey Centred Leadership event, Cambridge
15 Jan 2016

Smaranda Gosa-Mensin from McKinsey conducted a workshop for MBA and MFin students on the centred leadership style 

Coffee chat with Amazon, Cambridge
13 Nov 2016

Event with Sarah Rhodes and MJ Wheble of Amazon. Sarah is an ex-F18 fighter pilot who is now leading Amazon, Wales operations. MJ is the international recruiter for Amazon and was accompanying Sarah.

Workshop – How to make an impact: get your voice heard, Cambridge
11 Nov 2015

In this workshop, speaker Esther Stanhope showed attendees how to make an impact at work and get their voice heard no matter what role they were in.

Newnham College is hosting life skills sessions to help develop the skills to balance all the different aspects of life - both in College and beyond. Professor Sucheta Nadkarni and Ange Fitzpatrick, both from Cambridge Judge Business School will be speaking as part of the series.

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