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WLC research.

Research is a core area of focus at the Centre and WLC is quickly becoming a world-class research group within the University of Cambridge. The Centre produces cutting edge, inter-disciplinary and practically relevant research on gender issues in businesses – large public and government corporations, SMEs as well as start-ups. The aim of such research is to both generate significant academic knowledge and to provide valuable guidance to organisations on new and innovative ways to unleash leadership potential of both females and males in their organisations and industries. Research produced by our affiliated faculty has won prestigious and highly selective academic and industry awards and has been featured in major global media outlets.

Reports & white papers

Impactful research reports

These reports provide novel insights and guide organisations in understanding the challenges and opportunities in building and retaining the talent pipeline.

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Thought leadership white papers

The WLC produces several thought leadership papers based on cutting-edge research that offer new ways to thinking about key issues on gender and leadership.

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Research seminars

We’ve held a number of talks on the subject of women in business.

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Research in the media

Working Mums: Mental health at work in the wake of Covid

Dame Carol Black, Patron of the Women’s Leadership Centre and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge Judge Business School, speaks about the latest…

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OSU Spears: The Strategic Management Society awards Dr. Lex Smith Washington

Dr. Lex Smith Washington, associate professor in the Department of Management, Spears Business, was the recipient of the 2022 Sucheta Nadkarni Award…

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Poets & Quants: B-schools – leading or struggling on gender & race diversity?

New research from Cambridge Judge Business School looks at gender and racial diversity at 22 top US and UK business schools and…

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Financial Times: Punishing failure, best economics teaching

White paper from Cambridge Judge Business School, examining diversity at the top 22 UK and US schools, is mentioned in this article…

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Business Weekly: Two Cambridge Judge Business School alumnae win Women of the Future Awards

Two recent graduates from the MBA and Executive MBA programmes at Cambridge Judge Business School – Toni Thorne (MBA 2020) and Dr…

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Forbes: Women will come to the fore in the feeling economy

A study on gender diversity on executive teams co-authored by PhD student Shi Tang and the late Professor Sucheta Nadkarni of Cambridge…

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Forbes: Workplace equality improves when women mentor men

A study on gender diversity in organisations co-authored by PhD student Shi Tang and the late Professor Sucheta Nadkarni of Cambridge Judge…

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