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Cass and The Coca-Cola Foundation announce new initiative to support women leaders

New initiative will nurture and develop women leaders.

by Amy Ripley (Senior Communications Officer)

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 £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’s four MBA programmes: full-time, executive, and modular programs in London and 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.

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