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How business schools and universities can drive the gender diversity agenda

By CEO Worldwide

Women currently represent 36% of European MBA students and 42% of US MBA students.

However, when they enter the business world, they’ll notice just 22% of board members, and 7% of board presidents, are female.

Are business schools doing enough to push and prioritise gender diversity? For some, the answer is ‘not yet’.

Breaking down enrollment barriers

Without a steady stream of qualified female MBA students, the landscape of senior management is unlikely to change. Some international business schools are working hard to attract more female applicants each academic year. Continue reading

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Where are the Women… Capable of being Corporate Directors?

by Viviane Strickfaden

One article among others in France highlights “A scarcity of women with CEO’s experience, one of the profiles that companies are seeking widely for their board of directors”.
This implies that in order to validly exercise a mandate in France, it is almost essential to have managed a company, at least a business unit?
Not to mention the essential financial expertise… Do we often become CEOs after having been CFOs? Not so sure: that’s not the point here.

The purpose is to guide the gaze in another direction, to make people aware that there are many women with demonstrated leadership. All you have to do is look and see, open your eyes wide, even better your ears and your heart. Continue reading

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Why aren’t there more women on boards?

So we asked: Why aren’t there more women on boards?

“The benefits are clear, and the studies have been undertaken again and again, but the number of women at board-level, in C-level roles and in corner offices, remains worryingly low across the world.”

Read the full survey at https://www.female-executive-search.com/insights/why-arent-there-more-women-on-boards/

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