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The privilege of power: how women in business can leverage their leadership to create more equitable workplaces

February 18th at  6pm

Panel members: Isabel Berwick, Work & Careers Editor, Financial Times; Luigia Labelle, Founder and CEO, B'Inspired; Rana Salhab, People & Purpose Partner, Deloitte Middle East. The moderator will be Kiara Goodwin, GWLP MBA Scholar.

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Overcoming job challenges and achieving professional growth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Marking International Women’s Day, the Global Women’s Leadership Programme is delighted to host an expert panel: Samar Elmnhrawy, VP, HR & General Affairs, Nissan Corporation; Noha Hefny, Founder & CEO of People of Impact; Dr Vassiliki Simoglou, Counselling Psychologist. The moderator will be Maria Banti, GWLP Scholar.

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Recent events

Executive Virtual Presence: Communication Practices for Women Leaders

Speaking and developing executive presence are skills that can be developed

said Emma Wainer, Business Tutor at City Academy in a training session for the Global Women's Leadership Programme in November 2020. Read Emma's top tips for aspiring business leaders.

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion webinar

On Monday 5th October we hosted a Zoom webinar with expert business leaders discussing the value of diversity, inclusion, and what businesses need to do to capture it.


Alison Maitland - Co-author of “Indivisible: Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business results”, Dr Heather Melville OBE - PwC, Chris Parke - Talking Talent, the panel moderator will be GWLP Director, Dr Canan Kocabasoglu Hillmer

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Fireside chat with Philip Hampton and Denise Wilson

CGWLP director Dr Canan Kocabasoglu Hillmer was recently joined by Sir Philip Hampton and Denise Wilson OBE for a fireside chat on women on boards and the Hampton-Alexander review.

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  • Cass research examines board diversity on the performance of EU-listed banks

New study suggests women do ask for pay rises but don't get them

  • New research from Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask.


See all of the latest news about the Cass Global Women's Leadership project.

Cass Business School welcome Sir Philip Hampton and Denise Wilson OBE of The Hampton-Alexander Review to Bunhill Row for a discussion on the importance of gender equity on boards.

“We need to have talent equally distributed – it’s good for business to have the best people and that should include women.  We have learned the lesson from the financial crisis when boards were stuffed with men.  Diversity is important for rich debate and boards need people who will ask difficult questions.”

Read the full story, The importance of gender equality on FTSE/