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Looking beyond corporate boards

Director term limits and corporate governance codes, but not quotas, help boost female representation in top executive positions, finds new study from Cambridge Judge Business School and the 30% Club. Term limits for directors and gender diversity rules in corporate…

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Women and business

Sucheta Nadkarni of Cambridge Judge speaks at several high profile events of interest to women in business. Professor Sucheta Nadkarni of Cambridge Judge Business School, who authored a pioneering study last year on women in corporate boardrooms and is instrumental…

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Leadership in conversation: Marty Wikstrom

Marty Wikstrom recently presented to the Cambridge MBA class as part of the Leadership in Action speaker series. Martha "Marty" Wikstrom has had an illustrious global career in retail management and strategy to date. She is the Chairman of Harrys…

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Womenomics: how to get ahead

Three women at the very top of their game reveal the secrets of their success. Few weeks go by without some new challenge to senior women hitting the headlines, whether it's Simon Rothery, CEO of Goldman Sachs Australia, calling for…

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Saira Ramasastry, Managing Partner of Life Sciences Advisory

As a big player in the biotech community, Saira Ramasastry says doing well and doing good aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, and that in business you can't be afraid of failure. I take a 'servant leadership' approach. My starting objective is…

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Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

Co-founder of Accelerate Cambridge venture H2GO announced as a European finalist at the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. Enass Abo Hamed, co-founder of Accelerate Cambridge's clean energy venture H2GO POWER, is one of only three European finalists and one in eighteen…

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Women’s economic empowerment

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni on women and boardrooms. Increasing the economic power of women throughout society is a key factor in women reaching and staying on corporate boards, according to a new global study headed by Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of…

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Jane Griffiths, EMEA Company Group Chairman of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Collaborative but firm: Jane Griffiths leads from the front, combining "no compromise" with encouraging diversity of thought. It is important to me that my work has a higher purpose and that people enjoy what they do. I'm fortunate that the…

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Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker, Non-executive Director of Tesco, CNH Industrial and TomTom, and Chair of the Van Leer Group Foundation

Despite high-powered jobs at Shell, McKinsey and Unilever, Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker has a surprising take on what a true leader looks like. The greatest lesson of leadership is that it isn't about you. When you're young you put your efforts…

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The Guardian: Meet the female entrepreneurs taking on male-dominated industries

When only 15% of engineering and technology undergraduates are female, women who work in traditionally male-dominated areas can find it tough to push back. Shima Barakat, a research and teaching fellow at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning,…

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