In the spirit of International Women’s Day, below are some key resources and initiatives to highlight what we at LBS are doing to support women and how we’re continuing to drive diversity and inclusion in our community.
LBS Women in Business (WiB) Club
WiB is a community of students, alumni and academics that educates, inspires and supports the next generation of business leaders to build an equal future, by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences through a series of forward-thinking, world-class initiatives, events and workshops. The club welcome people of all genders, sexes, ages, and stages in the leadership lifecycle who are passionate about building an equal future in business. Visit their website to learn more.
Laidlaw Women’s Leadership Fund
“Unfortunately, many women reach a glass ceiling, particularly in the corporate world. I am deeply committed to helping more of them break that glass ceiling through expanding access to top business education,”
Lord Laidlaw, Chairman of the Laidlaw Foundation
London Business School and Laidlaw Foundation share a commitment to women in business and women’s initiatives. As well as this shared commitment, we also share a joint vision – to help exceptional women to excel in their careers, regardless of their background. The Fund aims to attract exceptional women from a diverse range of backgrounds, in particular women who may not otherwise be able to afford a top-tier business education. To learn more about our scholarship, please visit our website.
International Women’s Month at LBS: Intersectionality – a panel discussion
Being a woman in the world of business is complex. Part of navigating this complexity is to establish your sense of belonging. At London Business School, nurturing campus communities where you feel most comfortable is important to us. With over 75 student clubs, finding people to connect with, build professional networks with and become friends with is at your fingertips. Learning is just one part of your experience at LBS.
Join us on Wednesday 30 March, 17:00 – 18:00 (GMT) as we invite you to celebrate International Women’s Month with a lively discussion on Intersectionality. Register for this event here.
How LBS women are leading with impact
Expectations about work have been shifting significantly in recent years, and the desire to contribute in a role that has purpose and a positive impact has become a strong motivation for many LBS alumni in their careers. recent alumni and current students joined Amelia Whitelaw, Executive Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, to discuss this trend, their careers so far, and how they are driving changes around the assumptions of what business can and should achieve. Read the full Think article by visiting our website.