Oxford Brookes Business School

Tea Colaianni, Non-Executive Director of mothercare, discussed the most pressing issues facing women in business

Monday, 12 March 2018

Tea Colaianni, mothercare

Tea Colaianni, Non-Executive Director of mothercare plc, discussed the most pressing issues facing women in business with Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange of Oxford Brookes Business School.

Tea and Simonetta explored the Davies report and Hampton-Alexander review that have set a target of 33% female representation among Board Directors and Executives of FTSE 100 companies by 2020.

This fascinating conversation brought about questions such as:

  • Are businesses likely to reach this target?
  • Why is it important to achieve greater gender diversity on company boards?
  • What is the experience of women who already sit on these boards?
  • Do they have a role in promoting change from within the corporate sector?

This event was an Athena SWAN and International Women’s Day Lecture 2018 and was hosted by Oxford Brookes Business School.

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