The 30% Club, the Financial Times & Henley Business School announce Women in Leadership Scholarship competition

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The 30% Club, the Financial Times and Henley Business School have announced this year’s prestigious MBA Scholarship competition.

Now in its fourth year, the scholarship competition is a collaboration between the three organisations, aimed at creating greater visibility for women in leadership across all industries and sectors.

The winner of the scholarship will receive a fully funded place on Henley Business School’s world-renowned Executive or Flexible Executive MBA programme, worth up to £37,750. The scholarship is designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent, as a part of the 30% Club’s ‘Balancing the Pyramid Project’.

Participants need to provide an 800 word opinion piece entitled, ‘How will women shape the future of business over the coming ten years?’ They will also need to provide a video clip, which answers a number of questions.

Laerke Norn, last years MBA winnerLast year’s winner, Laerke Norn said that, “the scholarship has given me the opportunity to learn with and from a group of professionals from other industries than my own and inspires me to grow both professionally, academically and personally.”

Speaking about the scheme, Deputy Dean at Henley Business School, Professor Ginny Gibson said, “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% and the Financial Times to identify women with real talent who can benefit from this opportunity.”

Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management and Founder of the 30% Club, said of the competition, “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.”

The competition closes at 5pm on 3rd May 2016 and ten entrants will be shortlisted. A panel of judges will then choose the winning finalists by the end of June.

All the finalists will be invited to attend the FT Women’s Summit on 29th September 2016, where the winner will be announced.

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