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The FT launches its fourth annual Women in Business competition in partnership with the 30% Club and Henley Business School. The winner will be announced at the FT’s Women at the Top summit on September 29 in London, to which all the finalists will be invited. The prize is a fully funded place on Henley’s Executive MBA course.
The competition is open to both men and women who have experience in the workplace either in managing a team, running a project or planning strategy at any level. This year’s contest has two compulsory sections: writing an opinion piece and making a video.
In no more than 800 words, answer: How will women shape the future of business over the coming ten years? The article should consider factors such as globalisation, technology and evolving societal attitudes.
In a one minute video, answer: Which words tend to be those used to describe successful women versus successful men? How does the vocabulary differ? Does it depend on whether a man or a woman is speaking? Do the age, level of education, nationality and background of the speaker or person being described matter? What impact do the words used have on the advancement of women in the workplace? The video can include several speakers. It should be shot on a smartphone and will only be judged on content and the creativity displayed in using this medium.