In this post Valérie Sabatier, deputy Director of the Doctoral School at Grenoble Ecole de Management, writes about the position of women at the highest levels of business education.
Today, French management schools have as many women graduates as men. However, the conditions under which women pursue continuing education are very different. Post experience programs like Formacadre, Specialist Masters and MBAs allow women to gain extra qualifications and perhaps boost or reinvigorate their careers.
In launching the blog for Doctoral Knowledge we wanted to take advantage of International Women’s day which allows us to combine our interests in the doctoral education experience and ongoing work in Grenoble Ecole de Management on the impact of gender differences. Here Mark Smith takes the opportunity for us to start blogging.
The rapid increase in female employment has been accompanied by increasing parity among women and men in their educational achievements. Anyone working in a business school today will be familiar with classes that are frequently gender balanced.