Excellence in leadership
The continued case for women leaders
As society becomes increasingly more diverse and global, it has become more important than ever for businesses to look at their corporate governance models and ask why more women leaders are not sitting at the table.
In this session, Professor Mireia Las Heras will look at the role of the company as a vital part of society, the differences between men and women in the work environment and as leaders, the challenges for women in finding gender equality in the workplace, and the importance of leadership based on human values. Prof. Las Heras will draw from work produced by the International Center for Work and Family, the research center she directs at IESE Business School. OCBC Bank will also share examples of initiatives they have taken to support female leaders in their business.
The session will be followed by a networking cocktail reception. The venue has been generously sponsored by OCBC Bank.
Mireia Las Heras is Associate Professor at IESE, where she serves as the Research Director of the International Center for Work and Family. She obtained her degree in Industrial Engineering specializing in Industrial Organization at the Polytechnic School of Catalonia in Barcelona, and holds an MBA from IESE and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Boston University.
In 2009 she co-edited A Practical Guide for Implementing Effective Work Family Policies Across Countries, and has published several articles on work-family integration, career development, and leadership. She is currently involved in an international project on career management in addition to other projects that focus on career management, the dynamism of career success, and its interplay with work and family integration. She is an active consultant and coach in the area of work-family balance and career development at NCH & Partners.