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Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre people

Learn more about the Cambridge Judge Business School Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre team.

Dr Jenny Chu

Academic Co-Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

Associate Professor, Cambridge Judge Business School

Dr Jenny Chu is an Associate Professor at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. She is the Academic Co-Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at the School. Her main research interests include earnings quality, capital market reactions to financial reporting, as well as management incentives and corporate governance. She is also passionate about research on how gender and diversity issues are linked to corporate governance and firm performance. Her research has been published in top academic journals such as Management Science, as well as covered by the popular press such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, Reuters, The Times (UK), and the Wall Street Journal.

Jenny combines teaching and research with a background in investment banking and portfolio management. She worked on corporate finance and M&A transactions for technology companies at Credit Suisse in Silicon Valley. She later transitioned into a portfolio management role at the hedge fund division of Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock). Jenny holds MBA and PhD degrees from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

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Professor Feryal Erhun

Academic Co-Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

Professor of Operations & Technology Management, Cambridge Judge Business School

Professor Feryal Erhun is the Professor of Operations & Technology Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. She is the Academic Co-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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Tracey Horn

Executive Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing, Cambridge Judge Business School

Tracey works with the Directors executive team, staff and faculty to oversee the alignment of branding, communications, marketing, public relations and media relations efforts across Cambridge Judge Business School and develops the strategy for positioning Cambridge Judge as a leading global business school. She is the Executive Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at the Business School. She is passionate about improving gender balance through dialogue and action. She is also a member the European Foundation for Management steering committee.

Tracey’s background is in project management, engagement, and PR. In her early career she project managed the creation, successful operational running and marketing of museums including the Museum of Rugby and Twickenham Experience Tours at England Rugby, Twickenham. She developed engagement and partnership programmes as Director of Outreach for the NASA Specialised Center of Research and Training in the Research Triangle, North Carolina, USA, before joining Cambridge Judge Business School.

Tracey holds degrees from the University of St Andrews and the University of Aberdeen and has completed the Executive Education Cambridge General Management Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

The late Professor Sucheta Nadkarni

Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management, Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre, Head of the Strategy & International Business subject group and Professorial Fellow of Newnham College

Sucheta undertook pioneering work on gender diversity and was a champion to many, she is sorely missed.

We are proud of the WLC student interest group (SIG), which forms part of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre. The students take an active role in organising initiatives and events to foster gender diversity. 

The SIG is organising workshops and speaker panels, throughout the year, collaborating with fellow students and companies to promote gender-balanced understanding.

WLC student interest group co-chairs:

Brianna Goodlin

MBA student 2021/22

Rachel Buchholtzer

MBA student 2021/22

Divya Dewan

MBA student 2021/22

Mary Rasita

MBA student 2021/22

The Cambridge Wo+Men in Leadership Centre Research Network is a group of University of Cambridge academics interested in research in gender and diversity. We collaborate with major corporations and not-for-profit organisations to produced impactful reports that address pertinent topics on gender diversity. We also organise a research seminar series that showcases the latest academic research on gender diversity.

Michael Barrett

Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Marion Boisseau-Sierra

Assistant Professor in Accounting

PhD (Université Paris-Dauphine)

Jenny Chu

Associate Professor in Accounting

PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Jane Davies

Management Practice Professor in Operations Management

DBA (Boston University)

Mark de Rond

Professor of Organisational Ethnography

DPhil (University of Oxford)

Feryal Erhun

Professor of Operations & Technology Management

PhD (Carnegie Mellon University)

Allègre Hadida

Associate Professor in Strategy

PhD (Doctorat HEC, France)

Helen Haugh

Associate Professor in Community Enterprise

PhD (Aberdeen University)

Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies

PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Yasemin Kor

Beckwith Professor of Management Studies

PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Jochem Kroezen

Associate Professor in International Business

BA (HES Amsterdam), MPhil, PhD (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Dominique Lauga

Professor of Marketing

PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Shasha Lu

Associate Professor in Marketing

PhD (School of Management, Fudan University)

Stella Pachidi

Assistant Professor in Information Systems

PhD (VU University Amsterdam)

Lionel Paolella

Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation

PhD (HEC Paris)

Jaideep Prabhu

Professor of Marketing

PhD (University of Southern California)

Thomas Roulet

Associate Professor in Organisation Theory

PhD (HEC Paris)

Karla Sayegh

Assistant Professor in Organisation Theory & Information Systems

PhD (McGill University)

Stefan Scholtes

Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management

PhD (Karlsruhe University)

Neil Stott

Management Practice Professor of Social Innovation

DProf (Middlesex University)

Paul Tracey

Professor of Innovation & Organisation

PhD (Stirling University)

Patrizia Vecchi

Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis)


Dame Carol Black

Chair of the British Library

Dame Sandra Dawson

KPMG Professor Emeritus of Management Studies

Fellow in Management


Smaranda Gosa-Mensing

Global Head of People ClienTech, McKinsey

For more than 15 years, she has been advising and coaching senior professionals with a combination of deep psychological expertise as well as business and consulting experience. Before joining McKinsey, Smaranda worked in consumer/retail and as a specialised consultant for change management and coaching, advising senior executives on leadership issues.

She is a caring and passionate driver of initiatives and programs to help advance women leaders, e.g. as a Finalist Coach for the Cartier’s Women’s Initiative. Smaranda is a Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, where she is helping to drive the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is a psychologist and holds an Exec.MA in Coaching and Consulting for Change (CCC) from INSEAD.

As much as she cares about women leadership, she is also a passionate mother of three small children and enjoys spending her free time with her son and twin daughters.

Ruth Kennedy

Board Director, Brand Consultant and Philanthropist

Managing Director, Kennedy Dundas, Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School

Ruth Kennedy is a brand consultant advising clients in the luxury goods and services sectors to meet their business development objectives. From 2006 to 2009 she served as head of Quinlan Private UK, a real estate and private equity group managing commercial and residential properties in Europe
including luxury hotels. Before that position, Ruth spent 16 years with David Linley and Co., the bespoke furniture and design business.

She began her career at S.G. Warburg as an investment banker. Ruth serves as Chairman on the board of The Resident, is a non-executive director on the boards of Daylesford Organic, Bamford, Value Retail (the owners of Bicester Village), and until 2019 on the public board of Belmond Hotels.

In 2009 Ruth founded the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Institute of Child Health and is a Patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Martha S. Wikstrom

Board Director of Fortnum & Mason, Johnstons of Elgin, Farrow & Ball, The Rug Company and Cath Kidston

Victoria Kimonides

Account Technology Strategy Director for Enterprise Partner Group at Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe


The Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre is proud to work in collaboration with the following members of the wider Cambridge Judge Business School team to promote women and diversity within the business school, both in terms of human resources practices as well as fundraising activities.

Julie Brown

Director of HR, Cambridge Judge Business School