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New scholarships for women

23 October 2015

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Cambridge Judge scholarships in conjunction with 30% Club extended to the MBA and MFin programmes. Cambridge Judge Business School is extending its …

Cambridge Judge scholarships in conjunction with 30% Club extended to the MBA and MFin programmes.

New scholarships for women
Cambridge Judge Business School is extending its scholarships for women in conjunction with the 30% Club, a business group supporting gender balance across organisations and within board rooms, to the School’s MBA and Master of Finance (MFin) programmes.

Two scholarships for women entering the School’s new Masters in Social Innovation programme, developed by the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge, were announced earlier this year.

The new scholarships, one for the MBA and one for the MFin, will begin with the term commencing in autumn 2016, as will the two scholarships for the Masters in Social Innovation. Scholarship recipients will also join the prestigious 30% Club mentorship scheme.

The 30% Club scholarships are an important part of the activities led by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), launched at Cambridge Judge this year, which serves as a platform to enable women’s empowerment and leadership in the business world globally.

The WLI includes research initiatives such as the ground-breaking “Womenomics” study earlier this year by Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge, which looked at how to recruit and retain women on corporate boards.

The new cohort of Cambridge Judge’s MBA programme includes 38 per cent women, higher than any of Europe’s other top 10 business schools and an increase on Cambridge Judge’s recent level of 30 per cent.

Upcoming events associated with the WLI include a Women in Business brunch in London on 14 November, hosted by Jane Davies, Director of the MBA, and Karen Siegfried, Executive Director of the MBA. The event is an opportunity for prospective applicants to meet female alumni and learn more about Cambridge Judge, the WLI and the new 30% Club scholarship.