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The benefits of women-only courses

29 January 2014

Ruth Sacks, Senior Lecturer at Westminster Business School, comments on how gender-specific programmes offer a positive learning experience.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Ruth Sacks explains that a single-sex teaching environment is important for particular courses, such as our new Women for the Board programme. This doesn’t mean, however, that gender-specific courses are the only answer.

According to the article, there’s a clear demand for women-only programmes, as women who are looking to boost their leadership skills are finding that they learn more where all the participants are female.

One of the reasons for the growing popularity of women-only courses is the idea that gender-specific groups provide an atmosphere where participants feel more able to relax and trust each other, getting into the right mindset for shared personal development.

Read the full article on The Sunday Times website.

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