The Case for Women

A selection of cases featuring female protagonists

Created in partnership with The Case for Women and Forté, these are winning cases from a case writing competition dedicated to the female protagonist.

The cases show women in leadership roles, performing effectively in those roles and working in partnership with other women. There are now 25 winning cases available on Emerald Insight, each complete with teaching notes.

The competition was first launched in 2020 and following its success has continued each year.

Case for Women competition


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What’s included?

Available as part of The eCase Collection alongside Emerging Markets Case Studies, The CASE Journal and content licensed from leading case providers:

  • Access model – The eCase Collection includes access to all content for a 12-month period
  • Classroom use – Unlimited classroom use throughout your institution. Each Emerald-owned case study has been tested in the classroom before its publication, allowing authors to revise elements based on classroom discussions and outputs.
  • Teaching notes – Each case is accompanied by a teaching note or Instructor’s manual. This is made available only to faculty members.


You will find coverage on the following topics:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Biotech
  • Clothing/Fashion
  • Consultancy
  • Cosmetics
  • Culture
  • Design
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Facilities management
  • Fitness
  • Healthcare
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Publishing
  • Technology
  • Waste management

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Lesley Symons, Founder of The Case for Women, tells us about what inspired the case writing competition.

Competition winners give us an insight into their cases.

Watch the video or visit our Case writing competition page to find out more.

We need more women role models for female students to read about – and more importantly for students to read about more than one woman in each case. Not just a lone woman at the top.

Lesley Symons – Founder of The Case for Women

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