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EDHEC Business School to host “Women Leading Business” panel discussion

EDHEC Business School will host its “Women Leading Business” panel discussion for recruiters and talent managers on 16th June 2016 at its London Campus.


Presented by EDHEC Business School, in collaboration with Mindbench, the discussion will explore topics related to attracting, retaining and promoting women in finance and professional services. It says the attendees will also have the opportunity to network during a pre-conference drinks reception. 

Among the scheduled speakers are Louisa Woods, head of diversity and recruitment at Nomura; Terence Perrin, head of recruitment at BNP Paribas; Frédérique Deau-Blanchet, EDHEC alumna and managing director at Accenture, UK; and Manuelle Malot, director of EDHEC's NewGen Talent Centre. The discussion will be moderated by Mindbench founder and managing director, Richard Stewart.

Cassandra Pittman, who leads International Corporate Relations for EDHEC in the UK, “EDHEC's research on Diversity and Open Leadership has identified a clear link between improved financial measures and increased numbers women in leadership positions. Yet, our recruiters regularly tell us that they struggle to attract, retain and promote women within their organisations, even as they roll out costly and comprehensive gender diversity initiatives.


“Knowledge sharing is critical to affect change in this area. That is why we are thrilled to bring together industry leaders across finance and consulting for an open an honest dialogue about what is and is not working – and why.”

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