Women in Leadership Scholarship
Women in Leadership Scholarship
We are delighted to announce that we are again running this prestigious MBA Scholarship competition.
The winner will receive a fully-funded place worth up to £39,500 on Henley Business School’s world-renowned Executive or Flexible Executive MBA programme starting in September/October 2017. This scholarship is designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent, as part of the 30% Club’s ‘Balancing the Pyramid Project’.
To enter, participants need to provide:
- An application form complete with participant’s details.
- An 800 word opinion piece entitled,
‘Can gender diverse leadership help ensure that technology is used to benefit society?’
Participants should draw not only on data, research and other evidence to support their arguments but also their own personal experience. We want submissions which make us think differently - challenge the status quo and demonstrate a real understanding of the dilemmas faced. There are two key themes which are shaping the future of organisations. First how they embrace/leverage technology to change business models and develop new products and solutions which enhance both the customer and the employee experience...finding new ways to address challenges which can however have a profound effect on society. Secondly, how diversity of thinking, particularly through gender diversity, can help organisations gain a deeper insight and better respond to those challenges. But how do these two themes interact? Will a gender diverse organisation respond more effectively both for their own organisation and for society at large?
These are the sort of dilemmas that Henley MBAs tackle throughout their programme. To become great leaders they need to grapple not only with organisational challenges but what their actions mean for the wider society.
The deadline for entry is 5pm on 12 June 2017. Entries should be sent to email@example.com entitled ‘Women in Leadership Scholarship application’. Up to 10 finalists will be shortlisted from all entries received by the deadline. A panel of judges will choose the winning entrant who will be notified by the early July 2017. The finalists will be expected to attend the FT Women at the Top Summit on 27 September 2017 where the winner will offically be announced.
'The 30% Club has always looked to take positive action. So I was delighted when Henley Business School approached us about setting up an MBA scholarship to enable the development of strong female talent.'
Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management and Founder of the 30% Club
Now in its fifth year, the Scholarship is a collaboration between Henley, the 30% Club and the Financial Times designed to pave the way to a greater visibility of women in leadership across all industry positions and reflects our mission to encourage and increase gender balance.
'Helping women to develop their leadership potential has been at the heart of Henley programmes for many years and our women alumni comment on how the MBA has not only developed their skills but also their confidence. The launch of the Henley Women in Leadership Forum demonstrates the level of our support for women in a variety of ways. We are very pleased to be working with the 30% Club and the Financial Times to identify women with real talent who can benefit from this opportunity.'
Professor Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean, Henley Business School
Last year’s winner, Ivana Chalmers, explains that ‘The scholarship has opened a door to professional and personal development more meaningful than anything I have experienced before. The more I learn, the more I see the value in it; not just in the theory but in the real life lessons the experience brings. I am not saying it's easy; I am saying it will be worth it”.
Last year’s question posed ‘How will women shape the future of business over the next ten years?’
Ivana’s winning response addressed how opportunities such as increasing participation in business, political representation, rising education levels, access to technology and female entrepreneurship can lead women to be influential change agents in the sphere of business in the next decade.
Terms and Conditions
The 30% Club, the Financial Times and Henley Business School Women in Leadership Scholarship
- This Women in Leadership Scholarship competition (the “Competition”) is organised, promoted and administered by:
(i) the 30% Club, c/o ANZ Banking Group, 40 Bank Street, London E14 5EJ;
(ii) the Financial Times Limited, whose registered office is at Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL; and
(iii) Henley Business School, whose registered offices are at Henley Business School, Greenlands, Henley RG9 3AU, United Kingdom.
Collectively, the “Promoters”.
- By entering the Competition, participants agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that failure to comply with them may result in disqualification. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. No purchase is necessary to enter.
- The Competition is open to participants worldwide, except where prohibited by local laws and regulations aged 18 years and over. Employees or employees’ immediate family members of the 30% Club, Henley Business School or the Financial Times Limited, their agents, or anyone else professionally associated with the Competition are not eligible to enter the Competition.
Competition Period and Entry Requirements
- The Competition will launch on 8 March 2017. All entries must be received by Henley Business School no later than 5pm GMT on 12 June 2017 (“Closing Date”).
- To enter this Competition, entrants must be eligible for entry to the Henley MBA Programme (the “Programme”). The Prize will only be awarded once the winner’s place in the Programme is confirmed by Henley Business School. The entry criteria for the Programme are: 5 years management experience for the Executive MBA and 3 years management experience for the Flexible Executive MBA, a good first degree or equivalent professional or international qualification and evidence of competence in English.
- Entrants must submit an 800-word essay entitled: ‘Can gender diverse leadership help ensure that technology is used to benefit society?’
- Entrants who are subsequently shortlisted may also be asked to submit their C.V.
- Entrants must submit their entry by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before the Closing Date. All entries must be clearly marked ‘Women in Leadership Scholarship competition’. All elements of an entry must be in English and entries will not be returned.
- All entries submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that their entry form does not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.
- Only one entry per person. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.
- The Promoters reserve the right to exclude any entries which they consider, in their absolute discretion, are impractical or inappropriate.
Judging and Judging Panel
- The judging panel shall be comprised of a member of the Henley Business School faculty, a representative from the Financial Times, a representative from the 30% Club and an independent, external representative (“Judging Panel”).
- Up to 10 entrants will be shortlisted by the Judging Panel from all entries received. The Judging Panel shall then meet to discuss the shortlisted entrants, and decide on the overall winner.
- Shortlisted entrants shall be those whose entry, solely in the opinion of the judges, displays the most original and exceptional thinking.
- The decision of the Judging Panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The winning entrant shall win a full scholarship (valued up to £39,500) to take a place on the Henley Business School Executive or Flexible Executive MBA programme commencing in September/October 2017 (the “Prize”). Full details of the programme can be found at www.henley.ac.uk/mba.
- The Prize as described is available on the date of publication. All elements of the Prize are non-transferable to any other intake or mode of study and are only available to those students studying via the UK-based MBA programme.
- Accommodation, travel, study trip travel, extra materials and visa costs are not included unless otherwise stated by the Promoters. Only one scholarship is awarded per applicant and this cannot be combined with any other fee reductions. There are no cash alternatives to the scholarship.
Notification of Winners
- The winner shall be notified by Henley Business School in early July 2017 and they shall provide details of how to claim the Prize. In the event of the winner being unable to commence the Programme, Henley Business School will offer the Prize to the next entrant on the shortlist, selected in accordance with these terms and conditions.
- Should the winner withdraw from the Programme after commencement, Henley Business School reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next entrant, as above, or to withdraw the prize. This decision will be dependent on how much of the Scholarship remains unused and will remain at the Promoters’ sole discretion.
- The winner’s name and country may be disclosed to anyone who writes within one month after the published closing date, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to: Anna Kite, Henley Business School, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UR.
- Copyright in all entries submitted for this Competition remains with the respective entrants. However, by entering the Competition, and in consideration for the provision and promotion of this Competition by the Promoters, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to the 30% Club and Henley Business School and the Financial Times Limited (including its assigns and licensees), to feature any or all of the submitted essays in any of their hard copy or digital publications (including special reports), websites, social media feeds or platforms, and/or in any promotional material connected to this Competition without payment to the entrant. The Financial Times reserves the right to edit copy where it deems necessary, however the individuals responsible for any essays so featured will be fully credited. Essays submitted may also form the basis of a research report undertaken by Henley Business School.
- By entering the Competition, the winner agrees to take part in any publicity (including social media and PR activity) relating to the Competition by the Promoters, if the winner is invited to do so.
- Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the Prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoters and accordingly the Promoters may, at their absolute discretion vary or amend the Competition, and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoters as a result thereof.
- The Promoters reserve the right to cancel or amend these Terms and Conditions or change the Prize (to one of equivalent value) as required by the circumstances. The Promoters reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who has not complied with the letter or the spirit of these Terms and Conditions. Any failure by the Promoters to enforce any provision in these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision
- Financial Times cannot accept responsibility for or liability arising from participants taking part in the Competition or for taking up the Prize. Financial Times gives no warranty or guarantee in relation to the Prize and accepts no responsibility or liability for the Prize being amended by Financial Times. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Financial Times excludes liability for all loss, damage or claim arising as a result of the participant’s entry into the Competition or use of the Prize.
- By entering and/or accepting the Prize, participants and the winner agree to hold Financial Times harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property, relating to or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Competition, or claims based on publicity rights, third party intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.
- These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with this Competition shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. This Competition is void where prohibited.
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