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International Women's Day

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International Women's day 2023 - #EmbraceEquity

Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity

The work that universities and business schools do to ensure Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is more important than it has ever been.

You can read all about the Business School activity below, and also see what is going on across the University.


Celebrating Women in Business

Highlights of some of the fantastic news, activities and achievements of women across the School, impacting and leading business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being. 

Professor Martyna Śliwa's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion research

With companies struggling to embed effective EDI, Martyna's study proposes a two-step framework when creating and implementing EDI agendas.
Professor Martyna Sliwa, Associate Dean for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS)

Dr Maria Kakarika

In our Championing our Colleagues Q&A, Maria reflects on where her career started.
Maria Kakarika at external campus

Dr Mercy Denedo

UK parliamentary committee has referenced Mercy's research on ‘Reducing social housing stigma in England’
Dr Mercy Denedo in the Business School

Vic Horan

Vic is preparing to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the fourth time in the World Transplant Games in Perth this April.
Vic Horran at Transplant Games

PhD student Sophie Milliken awarded MBE in the King's 2023 New Year Honours list

Currently undertaking a PhD in Management with Integrated Studies and was awarded for services to Business and to Education.
Sophie Milliken MBA PhD student

Dr Farzana Chowdhury

In our Championing our Colleagues Q&A Farzana connects her entrepreneurship research to mental health.
Farzana Chowdhury against white background

Dr Sara Eugeni

Sara's research examines the factors behind current account imbalances around the world in terms of sustainability.
Sara Eugeni

Dr Laura Marsiliani

Last year Laura attended COP27 as a member of Durham University observer delegation.
Photo of logo COP27 Climate Justice Pavilion

The Peter Problem

Alumna, Jemima Vanhegan, explores why there are more male CEOs called Peter than there are female CEOs in the UK.
Human resources officer install one person as team leader

Trade union membership steadily increased due to female members

The rise in membership, between 2017-2020, marked the first sustained increase in membership since 1979, with union membership having fallen into steady decline.
Female speaker at business conference

Daisy Igbokwe's MBA Strategic Business Project with Sage

Nigerian-Canadian MBA alumna, Daisy Igbokwe, chose to do her Project with Sage, market leaders in cloud accounting and business management software.
Daisy Ogbokwe MBA student

Khdeija Sidi-Boubacar, a top entrepreneur

Find out about Khdeija's entrepreneurial spirit as it shines through, with her success and her top award.
Khdeija Sidi-Boubacar Masters Alumni

Meet two of our international female DBA candidates

Grace Zhang and Jannies Burlingame have been studying two of our DBA programmes, you can catch up with them.
Shanghai Paris and Durham

Dr Arzé Karam's research looks at the FinTech revolution

Her model gives a warning well in advance before actual spikes of illiquidity are seen which lead to a crash.
More above head

Therese Seiringer, Head of Sustainability, Vodaphone Germany

Switching lanes from finance to sustainability through her Durham Masters.
Therese Seiringer MSc Masters Alumnus

The Lemonade Principle podcasts

Some of our female alumni talk about their careers, lives, learning and how studying at Durham has supported them to achieve their goals.
A group of lemons

Research from across the School

Take a closer look at some of our business disciplines and explore our case-based research led by our outstanding female researchers.
A multi image network which explains business concepts

Encouraging more women to join Economics and Finance

Join our Economics and Finance Department. Read some about great examples, experiences and work of women in our team.
Economic graph