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Case writing competition: The Case for Women

ISSN: 2732-4443

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. 

More about Lesley's research

The award

The total prize fund for the collection is $10,000. Prizes are awarded to the overall winner and two runners-up.

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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.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the case study competition, contact our cases publisher, Gabi Rundle

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