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International Women's Day

Cambridge Judge Business School is committed to supporting gender-diversity in business and the leadership potential of women. 

Wo+Men's Leadership Centre

The mission of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre (WLC) is to become a hub for global thought leadership in making the changes needed to foster a gender balanced workforce around the world. 

Learn more about the Centre


The 'business case' for gender diversity

New study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School finds that gender diversity in top management teams can boost 'psychological safety' and help firms innovate.

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Womenomics: The Rise of Women in Society

Award winning white paper, entited "The Rise of Women in Society: Enablers and Inhibitors", by Professor Sucheta Nadkarni of Cambridge Judge, found that increasing the economic power of women throughout society is a key factor in women reaching and staying on corporate boards, and that years of education and participation in the labour force have the greatest impact on getting women into the boardroom.

Read more about the paper

Research with Level 20

Cambridge Judge Business School is partnering with Level 20, a not-for profit formed and seeded by a group of 12 senior women active in private equity, to research individuals' career paths.

Read about some of the research already conducted with Level 20

Cambridge Judge Business School partners with Camfed

The Centre is extremely proud to partner with Camfed in its objective to end child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa through education and the leadership of young women ‘GirlGuardians’ in disadvantaged rural communities.

Find out more about the WLC's partnership with Camfed

Programmes and scholarships

Rising women leaders' programme

Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme is a unique two-day open enrolment programme that has been designed specifically for high potential women in junior and mid-level managerial positions aspiring to reach the top, or senior positions, within their organisations. The 30% Club scholarship is now available for this programme.

Find out more about the programme

Executive MBA scholarship

Two Cambridge EMBA scholarships are awarded to outstanding female candidates each year, and will contribute 30 per cent towards the tuition fee. 

Find out more about the scholarship

Cambridge MBA partners with Forté Foundation 

The Cambridge MBA has partnered with the Forté Foundation to offer two scholarships of £20,000 towards tutition fees. Successful candidates will also benefit from lifetime Forté Foundation membership and access to exclusive Forté Fellow networking groups.

Visit the MBA scholarships and funding page


The Amazon Think Big Challenge

The event, organised by the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, Newnham College and Amazon, invited students from STEM disciplines at the University of Cambridge and current students at Cambridge Judge and asked them to work on  a real and current business challenge facing Amazon's customers. The team members collectively formulated ideas and crafted a solution by combining technology and business aspects, facilitated by top executives from Amazon.

Read more about the Amazon Think Big Challenge

The Microsoft Hackathon Challenge

The event, organised by the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, Newnham College and Microsoft, invited students from STEMM disciplines at the University of Cambridge and current students at Cambridge Judge and asked them to come up with creative ideas to tackle technological challenges.

Read more about the The Microsoft Hackathon Challenge

Get involved

On Thursday 8 March, we will be celebrating International Women’s Day.


You can join our LinkedIn group to join discussions, pose questions and make new network connections.

For those at the School

  • We’ll be in the Common Room between 11:00-15:00 where staff and students can take a selfie with one of our pledge cards to post on Instagram.
  • The WLC Student Interest Group will be hosting a networking lunch for their fellow students, celebrating gender diversity with classmates from around the world.

Make sure to follow our other social media channels, Twitter and Facebook, as we’ll be sharing ways in which we work all year round to "press for progress".  

#PressForProgress #IWD2018

News & features

The ultimate balancing act: the Cambridge MBA and motherhood

Motherhood is potentially one of the most rewarding – and exhausting – experiences of a woman’s life, so why would you choose …

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Grant for vaccine cooling system

Ideabatic, whose founder was a student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship programme at Cambridge Judge, wins a grant of up to …

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Peptide therapeutics progress

Journal article on peptides co-authored by the co-founder of Accelerate Cambridge healthcare venture wins MedImmune 2017 Global Excellence Award for best publication. …

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Outstanding contribution to teaching

Dr Allègre Hadida of Cambridge Judge Business School honoured as a winner of the 2018 Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching at …

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Women leaders in biotech

Three women with links to Cambridge Judge Business School are honoured in the 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 list announced …

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In the media

Newnham News: High-flying students get hands-on experience of issues facing Amazon during special interactive event

Graduate students competed against each other to be named the winner of a competition to find innovative solutions to real life challenges …

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Financial Times: More women join financial industry but salaries are not equal

Gender diversity is increasing among graduates working in the financial industry, according to data collected for the 2017 edition of the Financial …

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European Business Review: We need a greater focus on the benefits women in top executive roles bring to companies

Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses women’s leadership in business and why companies need to …

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Human Resource: How to look like a competitive boss

Women (but not men) with both high and low facial masculinity are perceived as competitive leaders, finds new academic study. The study …

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My Science: Reading the face of a leader

Women (but not men) with both high and low facial masculinity are perceived as competitive leaders, finds a new academic study. The …

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Save the date

Save the date for this year's Wo+Men's Leadership Centre conference:

Growing Talent: Fostering Collective Success

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018


Supporting gender diversity in business

Hear from members of the School about what we're doing to support gender diversity in business.

Watch the videos