Leaders in business schools around the world have been assessing the impact of the recent financial crisis.
The Broadcast PR Business has been talking to William Davila of IE Business School in Madrid who says that it has been important to extend what they teach in response to the crisis.
‘We have put in more teaching courses covering history and ethics because the past has such important lessons for us. It is important to be constantly innovating in the way we teach and to link our MBA and executive education courses to real world problems’, says William Davila, IE’s Director of International Development.
‘This is why we encourage so many students from different areas of the world – Africa, the Middle East, China as well as Europe – because they bring so many real life business problems to discuss in seminars – and this provides a diverse as well as dynamic learning environment.’
View our interview clip with William Davila below…and contact us about our leadership event for business schools being held at our offices in The Gherkin in January 2014.
Coverage of our latest ‘Women on Boards’ interview with Barclays’ Chairman, Marcus Agius, included features in Bloomberg Businessweek as well as finance.yahoo.
View the coverage on finance.yahoo.com
View the interview on our website
Barclays chairman, Marcus Agius, wants more awareness of how women are gradually reaching the top in business and achieving board positions on FTSE companies. Marcus has been talking to us about this issue and explaining how seriously Barclays feels about it:
“Diversity is central to Barclay’s citizenship agenda. We have some fantastic female role models at executive level including Maria Ramos who is Group Chief Executive of Barclays Africa with forty four thousand staff reporting to her. Valerie Soranno Keating is head of our successful Barclaycard operation. Twenty percent of the Executive Board is female. Now we are pushing for greater awareness.”
View our interview with Marcus Agius here.
Lord Davies of Abersoch, who leads the Government commissioned review into women on boards, also wanted to discuss the current situation with us:
“The good news is that 25% of all new board appointments to the FTSE are women. We don’t like quotas as we need to self-regulate but the more diverse the team the better the company performance.”
“Beyond financial services there is a strong talent pool of women, but headhunters need to identify them and chairmen need to interview them.”
View our interview with Lord Davies here.
Cranfield University has just brought out its 2012 Female FTSE board report and co-author Professor Susan Vinnicombe says:
“The past twelve months have seen a significant amount of global activity around diversifying boards.If the momentum we have seen since the Lord Davies review continues, we could achieve 30% women on boards in less than four years.”