Women in Leadership Scholarship

Women in Leadership Scholarship

The Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship is a collaboration between Henley, the 30% Club and Financial Times.

Now in its eighth year, the Scholarship is designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent and reflects the shared mission of the three partner institutions to encourage gender balance in leadership teams.

The competition is open to both men and women who have relevant experience in the workplace either in managing a team, running a project or planning strategy. Entries need to answer, in no more than 800 words, the question:

How can organisations help women succeed by involving more men in their efforts? What strategies and actions are most and least helpful?”

Entries must be submitted using the official application form. The winner will receive a fully-funded place worth up to £39,500 on our part-time Executive MBA (Global) or Flexible Executive MBA programme starting in September/October 2020.

Deadline for entry: 5pm on 18th May 2020.

The Judging Panel

  • Claire Collins, Professor of Leadership Development and Behaviour
  • Pavita Cooper, 30% Club steering committee
  • Harriet Arnold, Assistant Editor, Financial Times Special Reports
  • Plus additional judges to be confirmed.

Judging criteria

It is important that participants 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.

  • Up to 10 finalists will be shortlisted from all entries received by the deadline.

Participants do not need to apply for an MBA place before entering this competition, but are expected to check that they qualify for entry on to the programme.

The winner will be notified by the beginning of July and will be announced in the Financial Times in the autumn.

Please see our terms and conditions.

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