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London Campus
EMBA Women's Network: Why Are There So Few Women in Leadership?
Start date  : 15 June 2017
Start time  : 07:30 pm
End time  : 09:30 pm
Organizer  : Fabiana De Santis

The ESCP Europe Executive MBA Women's Network invites you discover why there so few women in leadership.

Our guest speaker Susan Vinnicombe CBE (Professor of Women and Leadership, Cranfield University School of Management) will share her most recent research on this topic. We will look at the five myths of female leadership, and specifically examine the progress of women onto UK FTSE corporate boards through the use of targets.

We will also discuss:

  • Why are there so few women in leadership despite the fact that women are better educated then men?
  • The phases of a woman's career. The issues that women face in their careers vary; we will identify these and when they tend to occur
  • The specific hurdles that trip women up at work on a daily basis: how do men and women define and manage their career satisfaction, gender stereotyping, managerial success, and personal attributions of success and failure

Susan, a member of the Lord Davies Steering Committee, will finish her talk by addressing the progress made in the UK since 2010 on increasing the number of women on top corporate boards through the use of targets.

Ranked 12th worldwide by the Financial Times, the ESCP Europe EMBA is an 18-month, part-time programme. It provides a transformational experience for high-potential executives with international career aspirations, and has achieved top international rankings consistently over the 23 years since its launch in 1994. It is also currently ranked 2nd worldwide for Career Progression, and 3rd for International Course Experience (FT, 2016/17).

The ESCP Europe EMBA Women's Network aims to strengthen the female network within our School and alumni community, focusing on issues relating to gender diversity and women's leadership. We are also proud to communicate ESCP Europe's positioning as a school committed to gender diversity and, of course, to encourage more women to get the benefits our top-ranked EMBA offers. Many more events are planned throughout 2017.

These events are open to ESCP Europe alumni and all current EMBA participants. This will also be a great opportunity for prospective EMBA candidates to meet with our community at ESCP Europe. We have approximately 65 tickets available to attend this event. To book your place, please email Fabiana De Santis.

We look forward to welcoming you at this stimulating discussion!


About our speaker

Susan Vinnicombe CBE is Professor of Women and Leadership at Cranfield University, School of Management. Susan also held the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Endowed Chair in Women's Leadership at Simmons College, Boston, USA from 2013-2016. Her research is unique in Europe with its focus on women leaders, and her annual Female FTSE Report is regarded as the premier research resource on women directors in the UK. Susan was a member of the Davies Steering Committee and is now a member of the Advisory Board of Sir Philip Hampton/Dame Helen Alexander’s review on the lack of women in the executive pipeline. Susan was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2005 and a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2014 for services to gender equality.