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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

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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Forbes: The complexities of applying for jobs when you’re a woman

A study on gender diversity in top management teams co-authored by Cambridge Judge Business School’s PhD student Shi Tang and the late…

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Financial Times: How MBA students have faced a year of uncertainty

Current student Hanna-Lil Malone talks about her experience studying MBA during Covid-19. As the head of Cambridge Judge’s Wo+Men’s Leadership group, Hanna…

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Forbes: Five female leaders share their advice on how to be more financially savvy

Dr Jenny Chu, University Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on how women can be more financially savvy.…

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Business Weekly: Lonely Planet honours Footprint Cafes for transforming business travel

Footprints Café founded by Cambridge Judge alumna Georgina Hemmingway (PGDE 2014) won a Lonely Planet award for novel approach to business travel.…

Read more Management gender diversity essential in adversity

A study led by the late Cambridge Judge Business School Professor Sucheta Nadkarni suggests that gender-balanced teams help businesses, especially in adverse…

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