Women to the Top!

Location: WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) , Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 on 19 June 2024 Starting at 18:00 Ending at 19:30 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

How can we repair the leaky pipeline?

This event is organized by the WU Department of Finance, Accounting & Statistics and by the WU Department of Strategy & Innovation

The number of management board positions held by women doubled in Austria from 2018 to 2023. This may sound like considerable progress, but the absolute figures paint a different picture. The proportion of women in management positions is still low, and the so-called leaky pipeline continues to drip. How can we achieve gender equality in corporate management? How much political intervention is useful? Do we need a statutory quota for women in management? And what would be the consequences? Together with experts, we’ll be discussing ways for eliminating systematic entry and career advancement barriers for women.

Keynote speaker and moderator:

Zoltán Novotny-Farkas, Professor of International Accounting, WU Vienna


Sabine Bothe, Head of People and Culture, Erste Bank and Erste Group

Isabella Grabner, Professor of Strategy and Managerial Accounting, WU Vienna

Patricia Pawlicki, Journalist, ORF

Eva Weissenberger, Head of the Digital Media & Communication Department, Austrian Economic Chamber

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

Zoltán Novotny-Farkas
WU Vienna
Sabine Bothe
Erste Bank and Erste Group
Isabella Grabner
WU Vienna
Patricia Pawlicki
Eva Weissenberger
Austrian Economic Chamber

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