Celebrating International Women’s Day at Cambridge Judge

8 Mar 2024

17:30 -21:00

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Open to: All

Cambridge Judge Business School

Trumpington St



United Kingdom

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day

Join The Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School on 8 March 2024 as we celebrate International Women’s Day. The evening offers an exciting schedule of talks, panel discussions and our third Professor Sucheta Nadkarni Research Seminar.

As well as networking opportunities we also have an Open Fair where you can meet our programme admission teams and see for yourself how Cambridge Judge Business School is developing the next generation of women leaders with its suite of programmes.

This event is free to attend.

In order to be able to attend the event, the registration is essential.



Registration and welcome refreshments


Building a Strong Personal Brand talk and Q&A

Joseph Liu, Professional speaker and Career Consultant, Ilumity

Branding is a powerful tool great companies and brands use to differentiate their offerings. The same applies to personal branding – establishing and consistently reinforcing what you want to be known for.

During this talk, Joseph Liu, a former blue-chip brand marketer will apply branding principles to help you build a strong personal brand and make the most of business school to strengthen your professional reputation.


Sucheta Nadkarni Research Seminar – The Cost of Communal Stereotypes: Pressure to Ingratiate and Its Psychological Toll on Women

  • Lisa Leslie, Professor of Management and Organisations, NYU Stern
  • Lionel Paolella, Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation, Chairperson of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, Cambridge Judge Business School

Gender stereotypes dictate that women both are and are expected to be high in communality (warm, compassionate, and friendly), but low in agency (not competent, aggressive, or assertive). Scholars have provided abundant evidence that stereotypes of low agency have a negative effect on women’s work outcomes, while paying little attention to stereotypes of high communality and their potential career consequences. I will present evidence that despite their ostensibly positive content, stereotypes of women as high in communality have a cost.

Specifically, women seek to conform to others’ stereotypic expectations that they are high in communality, which leads them to use the impression management tactic of ingratiation at higher rates than men do. Moreover, the pressure women feel to ingratiate comes at the cost of increased levels of burnout and, ultimately, intentions to turn over. I will discuss the implications of these findings for better understanding gender stereotyping at work and what can be done to remove barriers to women’s career success. 


Practitioner panel discussion

Feryal Erhun, Academic Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre, Professor of Operations & Technology Management, Cambridge Judge Business School


Open Fair with the Business School Admissions teams, networking with refreshments


Event closure


Lionel Paolella

Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation

Chairperson of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, Cambridge Judge Business School

Joseph Liu

Professional speaker and Career Consultant, Ilumity

Lisa Leslie

Professor of Management and Organisations, NYU Stern

Professor Feryal Erhun

Professor of Operations & Technology Management, Cambridge Judge Business School

Academic Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

Professor Feryal Erhun is the Professor of Operations & Technology Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. She is the Academic Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at the School and a Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise (with a focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Healthcare).

Feryal’s research interests include strategic interactions between stakeholders in supply chains, socially responsible operations, and healthcare operations. She is a strong proponent of practice-based research. Through collaborations with Intel Corporation, Cisco, Stanford University Medical Center, Public Health England and others, she has been able to combine her academic interests with stakeholders’ needs to deliver insights for both communities.

Feryal is an editorial board member of Management Science and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. She is a board member of the Production and Operations Management Society, and she has served as the President-elect (2020-2021) and the President (2021-2022) of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society. During her presidency, she focused on increasing the transparency of academic institutions on EDI policies.

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