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The FT Business Education MBA Gender Gap week brings together academics and students from our ranked business schools worldwide and industry leaders for a series of articles and live interactive blogs.

You can follow the schedule and join in on social media using the hashtag #FTMBAwomen. We will publish our favourite tweets throughout the week and pass on your questions to our participants.

The schedule:

Monday 18th November

  • Introduction by Charlotte Clarke, FT Women at Business School
  • Soapbox by Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School
  • Ten Questions Q&A with Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner of Justice
  • Live blog with Jennifer Soffen, MBA blogger from Harvard
  • Five top tips on how to move forward in your career by Jacqueline Brito, assistant dean at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business

Tuesday 19th November

  • Soapbox by Elissa Ellis Sangster, executive director of the Forté Foundation
  • Live blog with two MBA students in the UK
  • Five top tips on networking by Polly McMaster, MBA graduate of London Business School and chief executive of The Fold

Wednesday 20th November

  • Soapbox by Laura Tyson and Saadia Zahidi, co-authors of the Global Gender Gap Report
  • Live blog with two MBA students in France
  • Five top tips on juggling work with motherhood by Emily Oster, associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and author of Expecting Better: How to Fight the Pregnancy Establishment with Facts

Thursday 21st November

  • Soapbox by Jessie Ting, Credit Suisse Investment Banking Division
  • Soapbox by Susan Duffy and Sharon Kan, co-founders of the Babson College Women Innovating Now Lab
  • Live blog with two MBA students in China
  • Five top tips on implementing a work/life balance by Jian Han, associate professor of management at Ceibs and co-director of the Ceibs Centre on China Innovation

Friday 22nd November

  • Soapbox by Susan Hart, dean of Strathclyde Business School
  • Live blog with two MBA students in Australia and Susan Hart
  • Five top tips on finding a mentor by Kathryn Bishop, associate fellow of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School and co-director of Women Transforming Leadership programme
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