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From Canada to Europe, survey reveals the challenges facing women leaders

September 21, 2022

This is an excerpt of an article written for The Conversation by Louise Champoux-Paillé, co-director, Barry F. Lorenzetti Centre for Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership, John Molson School of Business, and Anne-Marie Croteau, Dean, John Molson School of Business.

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Do women need to adopt male traits and behaviours to be successful in business? Are stereotypes still present and do they continue to disrupt women’s careers? How do leaders in Québec compare to those in Europe?

In early 2020, the Women Initiative Foundation, in partnership with Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, the Stanford University Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, and the CentraleSupélec of Université Paris-Saclay, conducted a new study about stereotypes and discrimination in the business world. The study surveyed leaders from Europe and Québec, from seven large organizations in France, Germany, Italy, and Québec, with an international reach.

Together, we, the Dean of the John Molson School of Business and an expert in the challenges faced by women in the highest echelons of leadership, are sharing the results of this study with emphasis on the results from the Québec component, all while conducting an analysis of the synergies with the situation in Europe.

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