by Maria Panayiotou, Senior Recruitment and Admissions Manager, Executive MBA
London Business School has been empowering women to achieve their professional and personal goals for 50 years. Diversity lies within the heart of our values and it has proven to be an unlimited source of ideas and strength. Through our world class education and an inspiring community, we are committed in helping women to achieve their full potential to excel in leadership positions, to keep motivated and #PressforProgress.
International Women’s Day falls on the 8th March this year and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and so do we at LBS.
We are committed to increasing the number of women across all of our programmes; through our offerings of scholarships for women through the 30% Club and the Forté Foundation as well as a number of events organised by LBS, such as the Women in Leadership Evening we are hosting on 6th March 2018. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to students, alumnae and prospects to network and discuss pressing issues related to career development and issues faced by women in leadership positions today.
A unique supportive platform, our Women in Business Club, holds the prestigious Women in Business Conference each year showcasing inspiring leaders and their diverse success stories. This year the Women in Business Conference will take place on 9th March 2018 with the theme Working Together: From Awareness to Results.
LBS is dedicated to tackling gender disparity and helping women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to global economies. The Diversity Working Group drives the diversity agenda within the School with women at its core, whereas the Leadership Institute we launched in 2016 aims to highlight the need for gender equality in the workplace, propose solutions and influence to have a positive impact on a world with no gender parity.