“A critical mass of new research shows that the quality of business decisions can increase when more voices are heard. It’s our goal to empower those voices and ensure they have the ability to shine through.”
- Dean Robert Helsley, Grosvenor Professor of Cities, Business Economics and Public Policy
UBC Dialogues presents a discussion on the gender disparity in upper leadership positions in business, featuring Sauder professor Jennifer Berdahl as one of the panelists.
As Chief Operating Officer of the Whitecaps, Sauder grad Rachel Lewis is one of just a handful of female executives among a squad of men heading up Vancouver’s pro sports teams, leading a soccer team that only joined its league three years ago, in a hockey-mad nation.
Studying at the Sauder School of Business is not essential if you want to become a CFO in a multinational company. But according to Sharon Stelman-Gal, who graduated with a UBC MBA in 2005, it definitely helps.
When Professor Jennifer Berdahl watched the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, it wasn’t just the flamboyant opening ceremonies and the triple axels on the ice that caught her interest. She was also struck by a realization. The countries ranking highest in the medal count were also the nations that ranked highest in gender equality.
Jennifer Berdahl, an international leader in the study of gender and ethnicity in organizations, will be the first to hold the Montalbano Professorship in Leadership Studies: Women and Diversity at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
Professor Kai LiNew Sauder research: Women directors get better deals in mergers and acquisitions
Cathy Han, UBC BCom and CEOSauder grads revolutionize retail
Professor Joey HoeggWhen perks don’t work
Janice Cheam, UBC BCom and CEOBeating the Kickstarter odds to make homes smarter
Professor Katherine WhiteWhy fashionistas dislike copycats