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8 juni 2005

Professional Development Initiative for Women

In a pilot project initiated by Europe’s leading business schools, London Business School (LBS) together with IMD, INSEAD and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), have started a joint initiative to support and strengthen teaching and career development and management for women faculty at the schools as well as to build support networks on a faculty level between the schools.

The background for this network is found in the recognition that MBA and executive management programs are tough teaching environments with predominantly male students and managers. Women faculty are often presented with special challenges and preconceptions not usually faced by their male teaching colleagues.

This pilot project includes a limited number of women faculty from each school and involves a combination of individual coaching sessions as well as individual and joint workshops at each school. The first workshop was held at London Business School this past spring and the Stockholm School of Economics will host the second on June 14th. INSEAD and IMD joint workshops are scheduled in the fall.

“We believe that this initiative is an important step in maintaining the high quality of management training at our respective schools as well as ensuring the success and increase of women faculty” says Professor Örjan Sölvell, Dean of SSE MBA.

For further information, please contact:

Pär Mårtensson, Stockholm School of Economics, phone +46 (8)736 94 22
Lin Lerpold, Stockholm School of Economics, phone +46 (8) 736 95 20


The Stockholm School of Economics, founded in 1909, is one of Europe’s leading business schools. SSE offers MSc, MBA and PhD programs as well as executive education ranked by the Financial Times since 2000. SSE is a private institution financed by donations, corporate support and governmental grants. With a faculty of approximately 350 and 1,800 students, the school enjoys close cooperation with the business community and an extensive network of internationally recognized researchers and universities. SSE is accredited by EQUIS and is a member of Partnership in International Management (PIM) and the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS).

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