Team Women and Business

Our team gathers researchers engaged on the issues of women in organisations. Each of us contributes by our research to the promotion of gender equality.

The Chair is co-managed/ directed by four researchers:

Eliane Bacha has been a professor of management at SKEMA Business School since 2009. She received her PhD in Strategy and Management in 2007 from IAE Aix-en-Provence, France. Her research focuses on leadership, women in leadership, women entrepreneurs and organisational performance.  She is co-manages the “Women & Business” Chair at SKEMA.




 Stephanie Chasserio holds a PhD from the Université du Québec at Montréal. She undertakes several research projects on women, especially women leaders and women entrepreneurs. She is also particularly interested in health at work. She explores the side effects of organisation of work on individuals. She is also involved in different professional networks such as Women Business Owners.



 Philippe Pailot: A PhD in Management Sciences, Philippe Pailot is a senior lecturer at the IAE Lille (Lille 1 University – Sciences and Technology), a researcher at Lille Economie Management (LEM, UMR CNRS 8179) and professor at SKEMA Business School. He is currently conducting research on managerial succession, women entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial resilience, and the relations between the history of organisations and organisational science (theme of his HDR – an accreditation to supervise research).



Corinne Poroli: Corinne Poroli is an associate professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at SKEMA Business School (France). She holds a PhD in Management from ESSEC Business School (France).
Her current research is dedicated to gender and entrepreneurship. She is also interested in organisational and entrepreneurial death and resilience.
She also serves as a Scientific Advisory Board member to Women Equity for Growth.


Associated members:


Michel Ferrary is director of the Observatoire de la féminisation des entreprises.

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