London Business School (LBS) will launch six Executive Education scholarships to support the ongoing professional development of female business leaders in 2020.
The new funding will provide financial support to high-achieving women in business who wish to attend the School’s Senior Executive Programme (SEP), Accelerated Development Programme (ADP) or Women in Leadership (WiL) Programme.
The newly announced series of scholarships consists of:
Female candidates from emerging markets or NGOs will be given preference for the ADP and WiL Programme scholarships.
The scholarships build on the School’s existing commitment to diversity and promoting women’s progression in the workplace, regardless of their financial position or background.
Since 2014, the School has worked in partnership with the 30% Club to deliver the Senior Executive Programme Women’s Scholarship; the award provides one exceptional female business leader a fully-funded place on the School’s flagship general management programme.
Together, the new scholarships bring the total value of the School’s annual Executive Education scholarships for women to £141,500.
Helen Kerkentzes, Associate Dean of Executive Education at LBS, said the scholarship series would allow more women to participate in three of the School’s most impactful Executive Education courses.
“We are really proud that, in just three years, we have successfully increased the number of women attending Executive Education general management programmes by 15%,” she said.
“But we know there are more talented female business leaders who, if given the financial opportunity and the right tools, will have a hugely positive impact on how the world does business.
“We want to support women on this journey; our aim is to help more women realise their potential by relieving the financial burden that prevents many from pursuing further education.”
To discover full scholarship eligibility criteria and more, visit Executive Education Women's Scholarships.