LBS Once Again Joins Forces with 30% Club to Offer Women’s Scholarship on Flagship Programme

The 30% Club and London Business School have joined forces once again to give more women the tools to achieve CEO and C-Suite positions by offering a scholarship for the School’s highly rated Senior Executive Programme. The scholarship is for women with around 15 years of managerial experience who should already be in senior positions in large organisations.

Worth over £34,000, this four-week general management programme supports executives in developing a diverse range of critical leadership skills. The course is designed to help individuals further advance their career and potentially join the Executive Committee and, hopefully, ultimately take a CEO position in a FTSE 250 company or equivalent. However, delegates may currently be a few levels below such positions.

Applicants for the scholarship should be nominated by their employer; the deadline for applications is 30th September 2019, for entry in 2020. 

The Scholarship affords full participation in all programme activity; it also includes one-to-one executive coaching, a personalised development plan and accommodation.

The Senior Executive Programme is one of the School’s most established and highly rated courses, consistently achieving 4.5 out 5.0 from previous participants.

Delegates are taught by LBS’s world-renowned academics as well as industry experts who come from business and the public sector. Earlier this year, the School was ranked seventh globally by the Financial Times in its annual analysis of Executive Education which assesses the world’s top 90 business schools according to 30 different criteria.

Helen Kerkentzes, Associate Dean of Executive Education at LBS  said: “We are delighted to work with the 30% Club for the fifth consecutive year on this initiative, to help organisations develop their female executive talent and to contribute to increasing the number of women reaching senior positions.”  

Ann Cairns, 30% Club Global co-chair said: “To truly enable a step-change at the board level we need a strong pipeline of female leaders ready to take on C-Suite positions, and courses like this help us equip our female talent for the leadership roles of tomorrow.” 

Rupert Soames OBE, Chief Executive of Serco Group plc and a member of the judging panel said: “This scholarship represents a great opportunity for the winner, who will be supported and encouraged to progress her career with this highly respected course. I am looking forward to getting the opportunity to meet some of the stars of the future who are likely to be running very important businesses in the years ahead.”

On completion of this general management programme, participants become part of LBS’s Executive Education Alumni community, a global network of over 17,000 successful business leaders in 150 countries.

Previous scholarship recipients include Andreea Moldovan, General Manager, Czech & Slovakia at Avon, as well as Maria Angelova, General Manager Central Europe at JAFRA Cosmetics.

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Applicants should be nominated by their employer.

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About London Business School
London Business School's vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business, and the way business impacts the world. The School is consistently ranked in the top 10 business schools globally and is widely acknowledged as a centre for outstanding research. As well as its highly ranked degree programmes, the School offers award-winning executive education programmes* to business leaders from around the world.

With a presence in five international cities – London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai – the School is well positioned to equip students from more than 130 countries with the tools needed to operate in today’s business environment. The School has more than 40,000 alumni, from over 150 countries, which provide a wealth of knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities.

London Business School’s 157 academics come from 27 countries and cover seven subject areas: accounting; economics; finance; management science and operations; marketing; organisational behaviour; and strategy and entrepreneurship.

About the 30% Club
The 30% Club was founded in the UK in 2010 and is a global effort with chapters in 14 countries/regions around the world. The 30% Club collaborates with businesses, governments and other campaigns to improve gender diversity and accelerate the pace of change throughout organisations. Campaign targets include a minimum 30% women at senior management level of FTSE-100 companies by 2020.

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