Research from the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre


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.

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.


Research seminars

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