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Invitation Book Launch: Women Leadership in Emerging Markets

We would like to invite you to the launch of the book Women Leadership in Emerging Markets by Shireen Chengadu & Caren Scheepers.

This book focuses on the increase in female leadership over the last fifty years, and the concrete benefits and challenges this leads to in organisations. It moves beyond the typical focus on developed, Western contexts and answers the call for research on how women in emerging markets rise above the proverbial “glass ceiling”.

The authors integrate two underdeveloped topics that are highly relevant to modern business: women in leadership roles, and women in emerging markets. They examine how women leaders in a range of professional services—including accounting, consulting, law, engineering and medicine—have managed to navigate their careers while considering the role emerging markets play in their work. Based on cutting-edge research, the topics are brought to life through examples and profiles of leading women across Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East. These narratives, told in the leaders’ own words, are key to understanding women’s achievements and the barriers they face.

About the Authors:
Shireen Chengadu is an adjunct faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, and Founding Director of Chengadu Advisory. Her advisory business and lecturing expertise lie in unlocking full leadership value through the intersectionality of gender, race and class,  business, government, and society.

Caren Scheepers is senior lecturer on Contextual Leadership and Organizational Development and Change at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria. She holds a PhD in Psychology and is an accredited professional coach with the International Coaching Federation.

The event will consist of a panel discussion where profiled leaders and authors will give insights on their leadership journeys and the role women play in various industries. Please join us for this inspiring evening.

Event Details 
Date:         Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Time:        18h00 -19h30 (registration starts at 17h00
Venue:      GIBS Campus, 26 Melville Road, Illovo 
Fee:           Free 
RSVP:       Email Kerry-Lee Durrant to secure a seat (Seats are limited) 
A light cocktail dinner will be served after event

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