Women in leadership

CIMA’s women in leadership campaign supports the progression of our female members into senior roles and promotes the accounting profession to female students internationally.

Women in leadership report

Breaking glass: strategies for tomorrow's leadersOur new global women in leadership report, Breaking glass: strategies for tomorrow's leaders, sees successful CIMA female business leaders share their secrets about how to overcome barriers and reach the top. The report provides inspiration, encouragement and practical advice for future leaders – both male and female. 

Read case studies of leading businesswomen around the globe who are interviewed in the report.



Asian women in leadership reportAsia Pacific women in leadership report 

Do women in the Asia Pacific region encounter additional challenges in business? What leadership skills and career progression strategies do they use, and are these different to those used by western women?

In our report Reflections from Asia Pacific leaders: strategies for career progression, launched at the 2010 world congress of accountants in Malaysia on 9 November 2010, successful CIMA female business leaders in the Asia Pacific region share their secrets about how to overcome barriers and reach the top, providing inspiring, encouraging and practical advice for both male and female leaders of the future.

The report is now available on this website.


Watch a video with Emma Blake ACMA, CGMA on the growing potential for women in business to break through the glass ceiling:

Share experiences on CIMA's women's network

Our exclusive women's network on CIMAsphere provides a platform for female members and students to share tips on advancing their careers, seek advice, and network with peers. Log-in / join the network.


Financial Management articleRead Sandra Rapacioli's article 'Beyond the glass ceiling' in the September 2010 edition of Financial Management magazine. Contact ja1@caspianpublishing.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7638 7200 to subscribe to the magazine.



You can also make your views heard in our women in leadership blogs and discussions on CIMAsphere. Read Sandra Rapacioli's blog on women in business.

Case studies

See case studies of prominent female business leaders around the globe, as well as employers whose policies have helped women advance in the workplace and of high achieving individuals, as well as insights from experts in this field.

If you would like to submit a case study please email research@cimaglobal.com

Other articles and resources

Excellence in leadership, CIMA's quarterly publication packed with the latest thinking from industry practitioners and thought leaders.

Financial Management, our official magazine circulated to 70,000 members and 88,000 students globally. It includes technical issues, student exam papers, jobs and careers, as well as general articles on key topical business issues or sectors.