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Sowon Kim

Associate Professor at EHL

Sowon KimDr. Sowon Kim is an Associate Professor at EHL at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Dr. Kim’s research interests include personality traits, career strategies, managing work-family life, women in leadership, and the internationalization process of Swiss SMEs in emerging markets.

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Coronavirus, Work Flexibility, and Mindsets: How do you Like Working From Home Now?

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown SMEs, which account for 99% of companies in Switzerland, into a state of emergency. In response, the Swiss government released a Covid-19 Credit of CHF 20 billion for SMEs: up to CHF 500,000 per company with 0% interest rate.

Women-Led Businesses: Getting the Female Founders’ Perspective

June 14, 2019, the second Grève de la femme (women's strike) in Swiss history took place after the first 28 years ago. Over half a million women took to the streets in protest of gender inequality. Unfortunately, the world today still shows a large gap in the appreciation of both genders in the business world and beyond.

Women in Leadership: Building Self-Confidence

Although more than 60 percent of EHL's current students are female, reaching the C-suite is still a problem, as only 17 percent of the school's alumni occupying senior executive roles are women. Earlier this year EHL launched its Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative, with the aim of promoting leadership policies to foster diverse and balanced work environments in the hospitality industry.

Human Trafficking and the Hotel Industry: How to Combat this Crime against Women

The EHL Women in Leadership (WIL) Expert Series had the privilege to welcome Prof. Dr. Maureen Brookes of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management (Oxford Brookes University) to share her expertise on the topic of human trafficking.

Women in Hospitality: Managing Work and Family

An increasing number of women in hospitality join leadership positions without an intention to leave their family ambitions behind. What enables them to achieve their life goals? A study by Dr. Sowon Kim looks into key factors that help women manage this balancing act.
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