Case writing competition: The Case for Women
In partnership with The Case for Women and Forté, we launched a case study competition focused on the female case protagonist. Entries are now closed for this year, and we will be announcing our winner and two runners up in January.
Women in case studies
The aim of this competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material that positively represents real women in leadership positions in the workplace.
Having 10 years of research on award-winning case papers, Lesley Symons of The Case for Women showed that women protagonists are present in only 11% of award-winning case papers. She developed the Symons Test which is used to assess the presence of women in case papers:
- Does it have a woman in it?
- Is she the protagonist?
- Does she speak to another woman about the business?
Only 4% of the case papers researched met all three of the rules.
The total prize fund for the collection is $10,000. Prizes are awarded to the overall winner and two runners-up.
The Case For women winning cases
First place: Navigating Etonhouse Through Crises: the Paradoxical Leadership of Ng Gim Choo
Jean Lee, Huirong Ju and Leah Tan
All authors at :China Europe International Business School
Second place: Riteband: Combatting the Challenges of Cross-Industry Innovation
Arpita Agnihotri, at Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, Pennsylvania, United States
And Saurabh Bhattacharya at Newcastle University Business School
Third place: CTIP: Diversity in MedTech
Yin, Pai-Ling and Rostoker, Benjamin
University of Southern California
Shortlisted cases (in no order)
Wecyclers Roll Out: Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola
Ijeoma Dhalia Nwagwu, Oreva Atanya and Ngozi Onuzo,
All authors at: Lagos Business School
Happy Self Publishing
Ramachandran, Sathyanarayanan at IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University, India
Venturing into Retail: SoGal and Cherry Blossom Intimates
Munshaw, Supriya and Black, Christina
Johns Hopkins University- Carey Business School
Develop your skills and knowledge
Register on our Cases Hub, where you can complete a course on writing a case study and teaching note, and download our handy how-to guides.
- Rewatch our webinar: Where are the women? Visibility of women in teaching cases
- Catch up on the latest webinar: The lack of female leaders in teaching cases and the impact on business school students
We partner with various organisations around the world to offer a range of case writing competitions. Explore our case competitions to find out more.
Emerging Markets Case Studies
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