Power Shift: The Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy

Women’s economic empowerment is widely recognised as an important factor in global financial stability and poverty alleviation; however, it is evident that women remain excluded from the financial world in both developed and developing nations. This Forum seeks to identify the roots of women’s current position and promote effective reforms to support growth and equality.

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Oxford, Oxfordshire (PRWEB UK) 27 February 2014

Power Shift: The Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy
‘Women and Finance’

Wednesday 28th May 09:00-19:00 and Thursday 29th May 09:00-17:00 2014
Saїd Business School, University of Oxford
(immediately next to Oxford railway station)

You are invited to attend Power Shift: The Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy 2014. The focus of the event is women’s engagement with the world of finance.

Women’s economic empowerment is widely recognised as an important factor in global financial stability and poverty alleviation; however, it is evident that women remain excluded from the financial world in both developed and developing nations. This Forum seeks to identify the roots of women’s current position and promote effective reforms to support growth and equality.

The Forum will look at a wide range of points of contact between women and finance such as female entrepreneurs seeking capital, consumer credit, savings accounts, inheritance laws, philanthropy, and careers in finance. The discussion will focus on the real challenges to women’s involvement in finance in the 21st Century, to discover the social, political, and cultural constraints that women face globally.

An invited international group of academics, corporate leaders, policy makers, and entrepreneurs will convene for the purpose of outlining a global action research agenda for governments, NGOs, and companies that want to support women’s inclusion in finance around the world.

The format of the Forum will include plenary sessions, an Oxford Union debate on ‘This House Believes That the City Is No Place for a Lady’, a case study taught by Oxford faculty, and seminar sessions.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Michael Beloff QC Blackstone Chambers
  • Melissa Berman, President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.
  • Suzanne Biegel, Founder, Catalyst at Large
  • Yann Borgstedt Entrepreneur and Founder, Womanity
  • Dana Brice Smith, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Trestle Group Foundation
  • Katherine Collins, Founder and CEO, Honeybee Capital
  • Jamie Cooper-Hohn Chair, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Madeleine Evans, Founder, Finance Matters
  • Mark Hart, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School
  • Lynn Martin, Associate Dean, MMU School of Business and Law, President of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Inez Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Banking Alliance for Women
  • Anne Richards, Global Chief Investment Officer, Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saїd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Jackie Vanderbrug, Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
  • Melanne Verveer, Former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, now Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

Further details of the programme and of additional speakers will be available shortly.

To register to attend, or for further information please contact the press office:

Clare Fisher, Head of Public Relations, Saïd Business School
Mobile: +44 (0)7912 771090; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288968
Email: clare.fisher(at)sbs.ox.ac.uk

Josie Powell, Press Officer
Mobile +44 (0)7711 387215; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288403
Email: josie.powell(at)sbs.ox.ac.uk or pressoffice(at)sbs.ox.ac.uk

Notes to Editors
About Saïd Business School
Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.

In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2013) Saïd is ranked 12th. It is ranked 13th worldwide in the FT’s combined ranking of Executive Education programmes (May 2013) and 23rd in the world in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2014). The MBA is ranked 5th in Businessweek’s full time MBA ranking outside the USA (Nov 2012) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2013). The Executive MBA is ranked 23rd worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2013). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 6th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2013). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (Jun 2013) and has ranked first in nine of the last ten years in The Times (Sept 2013). For more information, see http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/

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Contact

  • Josie Powell
    University of Oxford
    +44 1865288403
    Email
  • Clare Fisher
    University of Oxford
    +44 (0)1865 288968
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