Women in business

It seems many already have an opinion about the value of an MBA – “it is a cash cow” or “why don’t you just send some emails on LinkedIn, schmooze at networking cocktails, and take an online finance course?” I beg to differ, and I say that especially as a woman.

Despite recent efforts by companies to recruit more women into the C-Suite, fewer women choose to pursue a post-graduate business degree compared with men. Out of my 327 peers at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, for example, 36 per cent are female. And yet, while that number may seem low to some, it is still higher than other European MBA programmes. Workplace equality may have progressed over the past few decades, but the gendered workforce and misguided expectations on women persist. Read more

Jaya Sharma, one of our UK-based bloggers, is becoming increasingly interested in women in leadership roles Read more

With a very heavy workload there is not enough time for MBA students to sign up to clubs. Nevrtheless the advice is “to make time” and take advantage of everything that business school has to offer Read more

Although women have come a long way, there is still much they can do in carving out roles as policital and business leaders Read more

Ahead of International Women’s Day a female MBA blogger reflects on the need for more women in business Read more

A four-month exchange trip has come to an end and students return to campus in the knowledge that their MBA programme will soon be over Read more

Selecting what is important in one’s life inevitably means having to make sacrifices in other areas Read more

As one of female students in the 35th MBA programme of SDA Bocconi, I have joined the Women in Business Club on the programme. Read more