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30% Club women’s scholarships at Cambridge Judge

Scholarships for Masters in Social Innovation programme announced ahead of new Women’s Leadership Initiative.

30% Club women's scholarships at Cambridge Judge
Cambridge Judge Business School, in conjunction with the 30% Club, a business-led group championing gender balance, will sponsor two scholarships for women students entering the new Masters in Social Innovation programme at Cambridge Judge.

The scholarships were announced ahead of the inaugural conference of a new Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Business School on 19 June.

The Masters in Social Innovation programme, developed by the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge and launching in 2016, is a 24-month part-time degree programme, which will provide an understanding of social innovation and approaches to addressing social, cultural, economic, and environmental challenges and opportunities.

“Graduate management education is often an important accelerator on the journey to the Executive Suite but unfortunately many programmes struggle when it comes to adequate female representation,” said Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair of the 30% Club and Head of FIG Europe, ANZ.

As a result, the 30% Club has launched the Business Schools Initiative to develop partnerships to encourage more women to undertake graduate management education, thus helping to grow the pipeline of executive women. We are delighted to be launching our collaboration with Cambridge Judge with two 30% Club Scholarships for Women in the new Masters in Social Innovation programme.

The Women’s Leadership Initiative at Cambridge Judge aims to leverage the resources and knowledge of the School to enable women’s empowerment and leadership in the global business world. The inaugural conference is entitled “CJBS Women: Achievements, Opportunities, Challenges.”

Speakers at the conference include Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge; Dame Sandra Dawson, KPMG Professor Emeritus of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge; Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management and founder of the 30% Club (by video link); Brenda Trenowden; and Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, University of Cambridge.

“We are delighted to offer these new scholarships for the Masters in Social Innovation programme, and hope to extend our cooperation with the 30% Club to further scholarships in other programmes,” said Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge.

We are also very pleased to launch the new Women’s Leadership Initiative, which we believe will play an important role in women’s empowerment and leadership issues at the School and far beyond.

Workshops at the WLI conference include sessions on building gender equality in organisations, led by Dr Vivien Gruar, Equality and Diversity Consultant, Equality & Diversity Section of the University of Cambridge; The way forward for women entrepreneurs in Cambridge, with Dr Shima Barakat, Research & Teaching Fellow, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge; Building women leaders: a McKinsey & Company perspective, with Smaranda Gosa-Mensing, Head of Professional Development Europe New Delivery Models, McKinsey & Company; and The rise of women to the boardroom, with Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge.

Rena Zuabi, an MBA student at Cambridge Judge and a co-founder of the WLI, said the Initiative will provide “a structure that purposefully includes staff, students, and faculty collaboratively working towards a shared mission: to serve as a platform to enable women’s empowerment and leadership in the business world globally.

“It will accomplish this by building and leveraging the resources and knowledge of Cambridge Judge Business School and among its network, to sustain this mission in the long-term.”