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Speaker(s): Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman
Chair: Dr Jonathan Booth

Recorded on 5 December 2016 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

With more women in work than ever before, there are still too few women occupying positions in the boardroom. What's holding us back is a glass wall. Men and women can see each other through the divide, but we don't speak the same language or have the same cultural expectations. What's missing is a strategy for success to help women capitalise on opportunities at work, overcome challenges, and achieve a good life/work balance. Presenting their own experiences of building successful careers in male-dominated industries, as well interviews with men and women from a variety of organisations, Kathryn Jacob and Sue Unerman provide smart, practical strategies to boost any women's career, which can be adopted by both the individual and the organisation.

Kathryn Jacob (@cinemalover) is Chief Executive of Pearl and Dean. She has worked at Virgin Radio and was one of the first women to work in display advertising at The Daily Telegraph. Kathryn serves as a member of the Government Expert Group on Body Confidence, the Advertising Association Council, and is on the Development Board of Women's Aid, and RADA. Kathryn also sits on the board of the Association of Colleges and the Advertising Association. She is ex-President of Women in Advertising and Communications, and is a mentor to numerous young women in business.

Sue Unerman (@SueU) the Chief Strategy Officer at MediaCom. When Sue joined the company as Associate Director in 1990 she was the most senior woman they had ever employed. She is a Council Member of the Open University, sits on the University of Oxford Public Affairs Advisory Group, and is on the Corporate Development Board of Women's Aid. Sue was also on the Advisory Board of the Government Digital Service.

Together they are authors of The Glass Wall: Success strategies for women at work - and businesses that mean business.

Jonathan Booth is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. He was a consultant in information technology, change management, and training development for firms such as Intel, Marriott International, and Wells Fargo. His research interests include workplace aggression and victimisation, conflict management and corporate social responsibility.

The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a globally diverse academic community at the heart of the LSE, taking a unique interdisciplinary, academically in-depth approach to the study of management and organisations.

This event forms part of the LSE Women in Business lecture series.

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