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Women in management and leadership roles

5 November 2013

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Professor Barbara Allan comments on our efforts to prepare young women for a career in business and help them to reach the top.

According to Barbara Allan, Dean of Westminster Business School, there are insufficient numbers of women in management and leadership positions in both public and private sector organisations and business schools are well placed to help tackle this issue.

The Dean says that our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tend to have a good balance of women and men on them and this means that we are educating and developing people to work in diverse teams and groups, and to value the benefits of diversity.

Our executive programmes such as the MBA help to develop both women and men for leadership and executive positions. More recently, we have developed a new programme, Women for the Board, aimed at supporting women into executive positions.

Read the full interview in our blog.


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