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Funding Opportunity - Women's Leadership Development

02 Sep 2019

A pool of scholarship funding is currently available to women working in the metal sector to assist participation in one of two leadership development courses.

 

Interest in the last round of funding nine months ago was strong, and as a result of feedback and additional community consultation, the current fee-support opportunity provides a potential empowerment pathway for both junior and mid-level women through their participation in either the Leading Edge or Executive Ready course.

 

Chief executives of the FTSE 100 are still 94% male, and almost one in four companies in the broader FTSE 350 still have only one woman on their board. Unleashing the full potential of women in the workplace could be worth £23 billion to the economy, according to research. 

 

The grants are provided with the specific intent of providing a powerful and effective development opportunity for women throughout the metal sector in the UK by providing women with scholarships of up to £1,000 (subject to a set of selection criteria being met).

  

At this stage, Expressions of Interest are being sourced until Wednesday, 16th October via this link: www.womenandleadership.org/register   

 

Below is some wording that would be appropriate to send to British Stainless Steel Association members in support of the project, either by including it in your newsletter or social media posts. If required, I can also provide you with an image or logo for your message upon request. 

 

We appreciate your support in advance for playing a part in supporting women in the workplace.    


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