The Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre 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 Sucheta Nadkarni, with Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, developed a unique three-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.
During this three-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 Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre where your leadership journey will continue beyond this three-day programme.
Workshops & internships
Women in Tech Challenge workshops
Newnham College and the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School are co-host the Women in Tech Challenge in collaboration with prominent global companies. This workshops offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work closely with senior executives from participating companies on real world challenges facing these companies. The participating companies open up their high-impact training and leadership principles in this challenge to help female graduate students, post docs and research associates at the University of Cambridge build the skills necessary to get into tech careers.
Amazon Think Big Challenge
Female graduate students from across the University of Cambridge interested in embarking on technology careers came together on 23 October 2017 to compete in the Amazon Think Big Challenge. The participants came from a wide range of backgrounds, including business, engineering, biotechnology and medicine.
The event, organised by the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, Newnham College and Amazon, invited students from STEM disciplines at the University of Cambridge and current students at Cambridge Judge and asked them to work on a real and current business challenge facing Amazon’s customers. The team members collectively formulated ideas and crafted a solution by combining technology and business aspects, facilitated by top executives from Amazon.
The Microsoft Hackathon Challenge
Female graduate students from across the University of Cambridge interested in embarking on technology careers came together on 16 January 2017 to compete in a Hackathon Challenge. The participants came from a wide range of backgrounds, including business, engineering, bio-technology and medicine.
The event, organised by the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, Newnham College and Microsoft, invited students from STEM disciplines at the University of Cambridge and current students at Cambridge Judge and asked them to come up with creative ideas to tackle technological challenges. During the day students worked in teams to offer new solutions on how Microsoft could improve customer engagement in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The teams brainstormed some ideas and then worked on recommendations combining technology and business aspects, with help from top executives from Microsoft.
Unconscious Bias workshop
As part of the Cambridge MBA orientation, students take part in a workshop on unconscious bias, led by Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management and Director of The Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at the School.
In this practical session, students are asked to examine their own prejudices, and consider how challenging their unconscious biases could make them a more capable leader and successful in their careers.