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Women's Leadership Initiative mission and people

The newly formed Cambridge Judge Business School Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched at an inaugural conference in June 2015. 


The mission of the CJBS Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) is to serve as a platform to enable women's empowerment and leadership in the business world globally. The WLI will build and leverage the resources and knowledge of Cambridge Judge Business School and among its network, to sustain this mission in the long-term.



  • Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management

Associate Directors

  • Tracey Horn, Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing
  • Julie Brown, Director of Human Resources


  • Professor Shahzad Ansari
    Professor in Strategy and Innovation
  • Dr Jenny Chu
    Lecturer in Accouting
  • Dr Jane Davies
    Director of the MBA Programme; Senior faculty in Management Practice
  • Professor Mark De Rond
    Professor, Professor of Organisational Ethnography
  • Dr Allègre Hadida
    Senior Lecturer in Strategy
  • Dr Jennifer Howard-Grenville
    Diageo Reader in Management Studies; Director of the MPhil in Management Programme
  • Dr Kamal Munir
    Reader in Strategy & Policy
  • Dr Lionel Paolella
    Lecturer in Strategy and Organisation
  • Jaideep Prabhu
    Professor of Marketing; Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise; Director of the Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB)
  • Dr Neil Stott
    Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation; Senior Faculty in Management Practice; Director of MSt Social Innovation
  • Professor Paul Tracey
    Professor of Innovation & Organisation; Academic Director, Centre for Social Innovation

Student Special Interest Group (SIG) members

  • Harshitha Balini, MBA Chair
  • Aurelia Kassatly, MBA Chair
  • Xenia Boulamatsis, Master of Finance Chair
  • Brooke Chadeayne, Executive MBA Chair
  • Fransiska Novianti (Master of Finance), Treasurer
  • Aly Breedlove (MBA), Mentorship & Community Engagement Officer
  • Bethany Thomaier (MBA), Partners Engagement Officer
  • Sarah Leavitt (MBA), Workshops, Speakers & Debates Officer
  • Avni Shah (MBA)
Student SIG founders
  • Rena Zuabi, Cambridge MBA
  • Siobhan Sweeney, Cambridge MBA

Honorary patrons

  • Dame Sandra Dawson, KPMG Professor Emeritus of Management Studies, Fellow in Management, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College
  • Helena Morrissey, CEO, Newton Investment Management, Co-founder of the 30% Club

CJBS Women's Leadership Initiative mission and people

The Cambridge Judge Business School Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched in June 2015.

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