Women in Banking and Finance EFiC Workshop

  • Wed 3 Jul 24

    09:00 - 00:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

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    Essex Finance Centre

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    Workshop Organisers

The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) at Essex Business School is organising the “Women in Banking and Finance EFiC Workshop”. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 3 July 2024 at Essex Business School, University of Essex. We acknowledge financial support from the Academic Female Finance Committee of the American Finance Association (AFFECT).

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for early career female researchers to present their work, receive developmental feedback from established researchers, and build networks and future collaborations. It also aims to promote the discussion of gender equality in academia.

The workshop will comprise presentations and discussions of selected papers, a panel discussion with women academics holding senior leadership roles, and a networking reception.

We invite submissions from early career female researchers in all areas of banking and finance.

Workshop details

Panel discussion


Dr Maria Hudson, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Essex Business School


Professor Barbara Casu, Deputy Dean (Faculty and Research) at Bayes Business School

Professor Claudia Girardone, Dean at Essex Business School

Professor Charlotte Ostergaard, Copenhagen Business School, Director of Centre for Corporate Governance Research at BI Norwegian Business School

Professor Martyna Sliwa, Associate Dean for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability at Durham University Business School

Organising committee

Chiara Banti (Essex Business School)

Yiwei Li (Essex Business School)

Anna Sarkisyan (Essex Business School)

Thanos Verousis (Vlerick Business School)

Publication opportunity

The editors of the International Journal of Finance and Economics will welcome submissions of high quality papers from the workshop to be considered for publication in the journal. Such submissions will undergo the normal review process on a fast track basis.

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted to the Organising Committee by Monday 5 February 2024 using “Women in Banking and Finance EFiC Workshop Submission” as the email header.

The authors will be notified of the outcome by Monday 4 March 2024.


The event is free to attend but registration is compulsory. Registration deadline is Monday 3 June 2024.

Please register online


Below is a list of selected (but not exhaustive) accommodation options for the conference:

Wivenhoe House Hotel

To book, please email reservations and quote EFiC2024. Price £127 per night (bed and breakfast), subject to room availability.

Student Campus Accommodation

To book, please email or call on 01206872005 and quote EFiC Conference. Price £49 per night (room only) and £55 per night (bed and breakfast), booking must be made by the end of May 2024.

GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant

Please visit the hotel's website to check availability and book directly.

Premier Inn Colchester Town Centre (Castle) Hotel

Please visit the hotel's website to check availability and book directly.

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