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The Business School has a number of faculty members working to develop the conversation on gender-balanced leadership.
Enforcing gender quotas increases boardroom diversity and quality
July, 2020 This research from Dr Sonia Falconieri studied the boards of companies across a 14-year period – and found that that companies forced to comply with gender diversity regulations have significantly higher female representation on their board of directors. Another study looking at the ‘quality’ of the boards under gender quota guidelines showed no deterioration in cases of high diversity, and in several cases improved where quotas were mandatory.
Gender Diversity and M&A Outcomes
February, 2020 Research from Scott Moeller at the M&A Research Centre at The Business School and SS&C Intralinks (a cloud-based financial technology provider) addresses how female board-level representation affects corporate deal making. While gender-balanced boards are well-received externally, there is still much to be done before female CEOs are accurately perceived and valued by the markets and wider stakeholders.
Gender-diverse boardrooms reduce bank misconduct penalties by $7.48m per year, study finds
December, 2019 Greater female representation in the boardroom attracts fewer fines from authorities in misconduct cases, says this research from authors including Barbara Casu Lukac and Dr Angela Gallo. Analysis uncovered data suggesting that banks with strong diversity at the top were more compliant and tended to avoid the same level of financial punishment compared to those with male-dominated boardrooms, with significant equivalent savings of $7.48 million per year. The full research on gender-divsrse boardrooms is published here.
Board diversity has a positive impact on bank performance in times of financial turbulence
October, 2018 Led by Professor Barbara Casu Lukac this research examines board diversity in relation to the performance of EU-listed banks. It uncovers a complex relationship between board heterogeneity and bank performance, which is influenced both by market conditions and by national culture. It finds that banks with boards which are more diverse in terms of gender, employee representation, internationalisation and age have higher and less volatile performance.
New study suggests women do ask for pay rises but don't get them
September, 2016 Research from Amanda Goodall at the 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. The research is the first to do a statistical test of the idea that women get paid less because they are not as pushy as men. The researchers found no support for the theory. Co-author Andrew Oswald at the University of Warwick said:
Having seen these findings, I think we have to accept that there is some element of pure discrimination against women.
See all of the latest news about the Bayes Global Women's Leadership project.
- Achieving professional success amid the Covid-19 pandemic
- The privilege of power: how women in business can leverage their leadership to create more equitable workplaces
- How we identify: a critical moment in levelling the playing field
- Meet Kiara Goodwin - full-time MBA student and GWLP scholar
- Meet Pallavi Tyagi, the MSc Investment Management Scholar on the Global Women’s Leadership Programme
- The value of equality and diversity in the workplace
- Developing Executive Presence: Building Trust to Becoming an Inspiring Leader
- The New Negotiation - Negotiation expert Natalie Reynolds delivers online masterclass for Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme
Bayes 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.
- Taking radical action on inclusion - a new book on inclusion by the Chair of our Global Women’s Leadership Executive Board, Alison Maitland.
- Cass women appear at Financial Times Women at the Top 2019
- Gender-diverse boardrooms reduce bank misconduct penalties by $7.48m per year, study finds
- Cass women appear at Financial Times Women at the Top 2019
- Alison Maitland appointed Chair of Cass Global Women’s Leadership programme Executive Board
- The Cass Global Women's Leadership Programme recently hosted a successful panel discussion with Priscilla Elora Sharuk and Zara Martirosyan about their entrepreneurial journey in the Middle East
- CGWLP director Dr Canan Kocabasoglu Hillmer joins Yahoo Finance Presents: It’s a Jungle Out There for their episode on Queen Bees. #CassWomen
- Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme hosts a discussion on female entrepreneurship
- Cass alumna Colettee Delaney named CEO of CIBC CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
- Students, staff and alumni recently took part in The Impact Factor, a news and current affairs style programme.
- Former Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd’s of London, Dame Inga Beale DBE, discussed her wide-ranging career during a talk with Dr Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer
- Scholars, alumnae and staff from the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme attended the Financial Times Women at the Top Summit.
- Marty Wikstrom spoke at Cass in June as the keynote to this year's Global Women's Leadership Programme.
- For International Women's Day this year we held 'Respect at work: how to command it and when to demand it'.
- Cass Dean Professor Marianne Lewis appears in the Financial Times, writing about the importance of gender balance on event panels
- Watch Marianne Lewis, Dean at Cass Business School, speak about gender equality at business schools to CNBC.
- Mr Muhtar Kent meets Cass Coca-Cola Global Women’s Leadership Programme scholars
- Artis Kakonge, recipient of the prestigious Coca-Cola Women's Leadership MBA scholarship, aims to improve access to justice through Cass MBA
- Dr Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer appointed Director of Global Women’s Leadership.