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Programmes relating to women

The Wo+Men's Leadership Intitiative is committed to develop unique and innovative programmes and workshops in degree and executive education aimed at preparing females to rise and succeed in senior leadership positions and for organisations to effectively manage gender diversity. We offer the following programmes:

Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme

Professor Nadkarni, with Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, has developed a unique two-day open enrolment programme designed specifically for high potential women in junior and mid-level managerial positions aspiring to reach senior positions within their organisations.

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During this two-day programme you will benefit from: 

  • increased self-awareness - analysing your leadership style and self-efficiency
  • strength building - negotiation skills for better communications as well as female leadership, team and personal confidence building
  • shared experiences - listen, debate and exchange views with successful leaders in the corporate world from a range of sectors
  • continued learning - become a member of the Cambridge Judge Business School's Women's Leadership Initiative where your leadership journey will continue beyond this two-day programme.

Find out more about the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme

Women in Law Leadership Programme

Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education run a Women in Law Leadership programme, especially designed for those female law firms partners who recognise that in order to thrive in the law firm environment, they need to be equipped with the insights, skills and techniques to help them meet the demands of today’s partner role.

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The programme brings together leading business academics from the University of Cambridge and top consulting professionals, with a wealth of experience in providing strategic and leadership advice and development skills. The result is a unique learning event which blends academic and practically based sessions to provide participants not only with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of law firm management and their role, but also with the skills to apply those concepts in their daily working lives.

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EnterpriseWISE is a tailored entrepreneurship programme which has been created for PhD and early career women who are working in science, engineering and technology with the express purpose of developing skills, knowledge and confidence.

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The programme focuses significantly on three things.

  • Personal development and increasing confidence in being entrepreneurial.
  • Highlighting the realities of entrepreneurship for women from STEM subjects.
  • Building networks of entrepreneurial women.

Find out more about EnterpriseWISE

Capital Group Mentoring Programme - CAPtivate

Open to female students on the Cambridge Master of Finance and MBA programmes, we are proud to have partnered with Capital Group to offer the first mentorship programme in the UK, CAPtivate, for women interested in pursuing buy side (asset management) careers. 

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The objective of the programme is to help women develop their investment and communication skills through one-on-one mentoring. Eligible MFin and MBA students are paired with a senior investor (investment analyst or portfolio manager) at Capital and embark on a five month designed programme involving real investment experience. During this time mentees will have an aggregate of three hours mentoring and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking between CAPtivate participants and industry practitioners. This could also be a great stepping stone into potential future opportunities to join the firm.

Applications for the 2016/17 programme have now closed. 

Microsoft Hackathon challenge

Microsoft, Newnham College and the Wo+Men's leadership initiative at Cambridge Judge Business School have designed a strength-building workshop for female students in graduate programmes from across the University interested in a career in Technology, offering them the opportunity to participate in a Hackathon challenge.

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Open to graduate students, participants work together in teams facilitated by a Microsoft executive on a real and current business challenge facing Microsoft’s engagements with customers. Each team presents their recommended solution to Microsoft executives and fellow workshop participants. The Hackathon challenge concludes with a networking reception and dinner with Microsoft executives, senior academics and participants. 

Applications for the 2016/17 Hackathon have now closed. Information about further Hackathon events will be listed once available.

The 2017 Wo+Men's Leadership Initiative conference will take place on 10 June 2017.

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