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The Washington Post: Bumble gave women more power in dating. Now the app is giving women power in the boardroom

A study by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article. The study looked at female representation on company boards at the time firms do initial public offerings. (subs)…

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Workplace equality

Companies need 'awkward conversations' to address lack of diversity, Dr Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge says on BBC programme. Dr Kamal Munir Companies need to have "awkward conversations" to prompt managers to fix the lack of progress in racial equality…

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Financial Director: ArcelorMittal tight-lipped on CEO’s board attendance

Dr Simon Learmount, Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on board meetings and corporate governance. “In principle, directors need to make sure they are being transparent to shareholders, whether they recuse themselves or at least make…

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East Anglia Business Magazine: Bringing diversity to the board table – and beyond

The “striking benefits” that gender-diverse boards bring to companies is the focus of an interview with Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, in the latest edition of East Anglia in Business magazine.…

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Women on executive teams

Gender diversity on top management teams improves company performance in times of adverse firm conditions, but matters less in favourable conditions, says a new study led at Cambridge Judge Business School in advance of International Women's Day. There has long…

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Making the numbers count: supporting and engaging women at every career stage

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni and other researchers call for gender equality and career support for women in the workplace, and an end to "the doom and gloom narrative" over their limited numbers. Hiring more women into senior positions is the right…

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Gender inequality in the workplace (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

Statistics show that gender inequality at the workplace is pervasive, with lower pay and under-representation at top levels for women. How does this harm business, and should governments intervene? In this episode, joining podcast series host Michael Kitson, University Senior…

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Hiring directors – how to get it right

Good experience, or the right experience? Why it pays to be picky when picking your board, says new research from Professor Yasemin Kor of Cambridge Judge. When you're looking for your next board member, it's easy to be dazzled by…

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Company board connections

Companies increase both R&D and patenting activity if they have directors who 'interlock' with other companies, says new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. The "interlocking" of corporate boards – in which directors sit on the boards of different…

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The five things that will make your board a success

Want to know how to get the best out of your company's board? Here's what the experts say. Behind every successful organisation stands an effective board. But what are the factors that make a board work? We asked three experts…

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