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Women in Leadership Scholarship Competition 2022

Entries for 2022 have now closed. The winner will be notified in confidence by early July and announced in the Autumn.

Now in its tenth year, the Women in Leadership 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 women and men 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:

“Would efforts to tackle climate change benefit from more women taking the lead?

Entries must be submitted using the official application form, which can be downloaded at the top of this page. 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 2022.

Deadline for entry: 23 May 2022 at 5pm.

Judging panel

  • Dr Ana Graça, Interim Programme Director, Executive MBA - Global
  • Laura Whitcombe, Global Campaign Manager, 30% Club
  • Harriet Arnold, Assistant Editor, Financial Times Special Reports
  • Elise Buckle, Co-Founder, She Changes Climate
  • Evelina Olago, Client Director, Just Climate
  • Katy Jarratt, Leader of UK Sustainability Practice, Spencer Stuart

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, which could include examples of initiatives they have worked on, or are in the process of designing.

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.


Please see our terms and conditions.

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