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Women & Leadership International launches in the UK with course scholarships

  • Women & Leadership International is officially launching an initiative in the UK, and is offering a limited number of scholarships to its Executive Ready course.

    Global women's support initiative Women & Leadership International has been helping women in business and tech for over 15 years in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. The group is now officially launching in the UK with a range of courses designed for women in leadership roles in a business environment.

    The seven-month Executive Ready career accelerator is an internationally recognised part-time course aimed at mid-level leaders and new senior managers. Its goal is to rapidly propel these leaders into executive levels of performance and equip them with the skills and behaviours that will help them advance their careers.

    The group has just announced that a pool of partial scholarship funding has become available for women who want to participate in the programme. Each successful applicant will be given £1,000 off the cost of the seven-week course, which will cover around 30% of the course fee. Women can register their interest in the funding until the deadline of May 3rd at http://www.womenandleadership.org/register.html.

    "We know that in the UK there is a persistent pay gap. Only 22% of senior management roles in the UK are held by women,"  explained Suzi Finkelstein, Director of Leadership and Advocacy at WLI. "Women in the UK make up only 9.8% of all executive directors, 6% of FTSE 100 CEO’s, 26% of cabinet ministers and 16.7% of supreme justices. This is despite the fact that 46.4% of women in the UK hold a tertiary qualification, compared with 45.5% of men."

    Source: Written based on press release

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