Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Cass Business School and The Coca-Cola Foundation announce AED 2.3 million new initiative to support women leaders



Cass Business School and The Coca-Cola Foundation are delighted to announce the Global Women’s Leadership Programme – an innovative initiative designed to attract and nurture rising women leaders.

Funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, the AED 2.3 million (£500,000) partnership will support four women MBA scholars with exceptional potential to lead global women’s leadership development efforts.  Scholarship recipients will be drawn from each of Cass Business School’s four MBA programmes, including the Executive MBA in Dubai.
Serving as leaders within their respective programs, the Scholars will develop and practice their leadership skills by coordinating leadership development events. Such events will include Rising Women Leaders Development Workshops for MBA students and Women’s Executive Leadership Forums for alumni and corporate partners.  The events programme will span across London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Beijing and New York.
Professor Marianne Lewis, Dean, Cass Business School said:
“We are delighted to work with Coca-Cola on this important initiative.  Despite concerted efforts around the world, women remain a still too small, albeit vital minority among business leaders.  At Cass, we are determined to alter this trend – we already support women leaders through faculty leadership and via our internal Cass Academic Women programme. This partnership will allow us to continue to develop the women leaders of the future.”  
Helen Smith Price, President of The Coca-Cola Foundation said:
“We believe one of the best ways to strengthen communities is through education.  We’re honoured to work with Cass on this scholarship programme to reach some of the brightest and most ambitious female students and provide them the skills and training they need to be successful.”
The programme will be funded for three years. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on exceptional academic and professional achievements and their commitment to global women’s leadership development.
Earlier this year, Cass Business School welcomed its tenth intake for its Executive MBA Programme based in DIFC’s Centre of Excellence. Women comprise nearly 30% of the new class of over 40 students, one of the highest levels of female participation for tier-one business schools in the region. Meanwhile in London, the home of Cass Business School, this year’s EMBA class consists of over 50% female candidates, reflecting the gender diversity throughout the School.

Cass Business School ranks among a group of only 1% of all business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The flexible EMBA programme is delivered on weekends to allow working professionals to take the course, and a range of compulsory and elective modules are taught by world-class professors from London and around the world.
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