Istanbul (Turkey), May 13 – 15, 2019: At the AMBA Global conference, Prof. Purg chaired a panel on »Enrolment diversity and attracting female MBA applicants« with the following panellists: Ritika Israni, Vice President of ITPL Group of Companies and winner of the AMBA Student of the Year Award 2019 and Stephanie Villemagne, Director of MBA Programmes from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School.
The session focused on how MBA programmes can ensure they are recruiting a diverse range of students from varied backgrounds and also focused on gender equality. In her opening words, Prof. Purg shared some statistics of IEDC Programs, where % of women is from 30% - 50%, in some even up to 57% per program. During the past five years, there has been an increase in the proportion of women enrolling onto AMBA-accredited programmes globally (36% in 2017 compared with 32% in 2013).
The strongest message from the panel was that: It as a human right that women besides starting a family and raising their children should have equal chances to take leading positions in social life, politics, and business.
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