Women In Executive Roles
|Event:||Women In Executive Roles|
Panel Discussion Event
Joint event with Edinburgh Business School
Panel discussion event
What can facilitate the path to the top of the corporation for women? This is a question underpinning a surge in interest in women’s progress to board and executive level. Since ACCA admitted the first women to membership of any accountancy body back in 1909 we have grown to a position where no less than 45% of ACCA members and 50% of ACCA students are women.
But what are the challenges facing women in stepping into executive roles?
This event will provide the opportunity to hear from three women who have met these challenges head on and consider their opinions on organisations’ changing approaches to managing diversity, equal opportunities and age-based discrimination in employment.
The panel will be led by Wendy Loretto, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at University of Edinburgh Business School.
Emma Little, Exec Space, Founding & Managing Director
Emma is the founding and managing director of ExecSpace, a leading conference and business accommodation agent based in Leith, Edinburgh. Prior to founding ExecSpace in 2008, Emma worked as Account Manager at Technical Training Ltd, QA IT Services Ltd and spent over five years with Vodafone UK as Corporate Account Manager, managing the relationship with their largest customer, The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Judy Wagner, FWB, Director
A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Judy Wagner began her career as a Chartered Accountant and worked with GEC before moving into the recruitment industry in 1987, becoming a director of a large UK-wide recruitment business in 1988.
Wendy Loretto, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Edinburgh Business School
After graduating employed as a commercial manager with Marks and Spencer plc. Worked for three years in University of Edinburgh Alcohol Research Group, prepared PhD which investigated social and cultural aspects of illicit and licit drug use amongst young people.
Recent and on-going research work includes: (i) the effects of organisational change on employee health and wellbeing; and (ii) investigation of age-based discrimination in employment, and changing approaches to managing diversity and equal opportunities. In relation to (i), is writing up findings from a 3-year multi-disciplinary study into organisational change within the NHS (funded by Medical Research Council). In relation to (ii), is involved in several projects: employability of older workers; investigation of age and retirement within the telecoms industry; and options for extending/sustaining working lives.
Book your place onto this free event.
|Date:||17 Sep 2013|
|End date:||17 Sep 2013|
|Duration:||6pm - 8.30pm|
|Venue:||Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place
|Edinburgh EH8 9JS|
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