Lady Barbara Judge has been announced as the Head of Cass Business School’s Council for its Global Women’s Leadership Programme.
Judge, Chairman of the Institute of Directors and global businesswoman, will lead the programme which is designed to provide support for women through all stages of their careers.
The programme offers panels, training, and networking opportunities for women along their leadership journeys and for business to create awareness and design solutions in response to their needs.
Funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, the programme includes support for four women MBA scholars with exceptional potential to lead global women’s leadership development efforts.
Professor Marianne Lewis, Dean, Cass Business School said: “As a leading global business school, Cass Business School is dedicated to accelerating the progression of women leaders worldwide. Lady Judge, an Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass, is a passionate advocate for women’s leadership and an ideal inaugural chair of the Council. I am grateful for her tremendous support and for leading the way.”
Judge, said: “Nurturing the next generation of female leaders is crucial to the future of both our economy and society. It makes no business sense to ignore half the population’s brain power and I have made it a personal priority to help aspirational women progress in their careers.
“This programme is a welcome step in helping women get ahead in an environment which is still too often male-dominated.”
Dr Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer, Director, Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme said: “We are honoured for Lady Judge to be taking on the role of chair of the Council. Her commitment to the advancement of women leaders as well as her reach will help the programme take its place in the discussion on this timely topic. We also welcome Artis, who will be a fantastic spokesperson for both the Coca-Cola scholarship and the Programme.”
Ms Artis Kakonge, scholarship holder said: “I am very grateful for the Global Women’s Leadership Scholarship to study at Cass and receive support and mentoring from inspiring female leaders. It could not have come at a better time for my career in the public sector, during austerity, when strong leaders are needed to motivate and retain talent, and particularly women aspiring to more senior roles. I hope to be a good ambassador for the Scholarship and for future female leaders.”
You can find out more about the programme here.