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Leading scholars to host workshop sharing knowledge on studying women’s leadership

Roehampton Business School is holding a workshop on women’s leadership as part of the University’s 175 anniversary celebrations.

Posted: 8 April 2016

The workshop, Developing Women’s Leadership: Theory and Practice, will address the lack of individual and organisational theories that focus on women’s leadership. These theories are important because they help to influence policy and shape practice. 

To address this gap, the organisers will host a 1.5 day workshop to:

  • Initiate collaborations between early career researchers, doctoral students and leading scholars.
  • Train early career researchers and doctoral students in tools, strategies and techniques to develop theories.
  • Provide opportunities to generate theory through a supportive action learning process.
  • Imagine, create and develop research agendas to advance the next generation of research related to women, leadership and women’s leadership development.

The workshop will be led by Professors Carole Elliott and Sharon Mavin from Roehampton. Professor Susan Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor in Leadership and Ethics at Utah Valley University; Dr Julia Storberg Walker, from the Graduate School of Education & Human Development at The George Washington University, Washington DC; and Professor Ruth Simpson from Brunel University, will be keynote speakers.

Professor Mavin, Director of Roehampton Business School said: “This is an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas in academic research on women in leadership and to encourage and sustain research relationships with leading academics in the field worldwide. It is also a fantastic opportunity for early career researchers to develop their theorising of women’s leadership.”

This is an important event for the University as it further highlights the business school’s reputation for research into women’s leadership issues. 

This is a free event and places are limited, if you would like to attend the workshop please book here

Through its four constituent colleges the University of Roehampton has been providing higher education for women, longer than any other institution in the country. To mark this milestone the University will be holding a number of events and initiatives celebrating its heritage and providing opportunities to women. This will culminate in a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey on 24 May to which all current and prospective students, staff and friends of the university are welcome to attend. For more information and to book your seat please click here.

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