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Trinity Business School celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

March 8th, 2019

Trinity MBA alumnae Marianna Biela, Afnan Al Qadi and Lizzy Hayashida pose in Trinity’s Long Room

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and the achievements of our female students, graduates and faculty, Trinity Business School also reflects on its successful initiative to support women in leadership. As part of our commitment to increasing the number of women in leadership positions in organisations of all sizes, the Trinity MBA in collaboration with the 30% Club offers scholarships to female candidates who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. This initiative aims to provide opportunities for greater representation of women at executive level in business organisations.

We believe that gender balance on boards and senior leadership level not only encourages better leadership and governance, but further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.

Director of the Trinity MBA, Professor Amanda Shantz, recognises the effects of gender equality in business: “Boardrooms around the world are witnessing a transformation as more women are climbing into senior leadership roles. And this makes business sense - research shows that women on boards is not only good for the bottom line, but female leaders also significantly alter the way that companies do business. More gender-equal boards pay more attention to environmental issues, they deal more effectively with risk, have longer-term priorities, and they cultivate a culture that supports and cherishes diversity.

The Trinity MBA supports the upward trajectory of women to senior leadership positions. We are one of the few MBA programmes in the world with an equal gender balance in our classrooms and we’re part of the 30% Club, providing scholarships to boost leadership positions for women in business.”

Current Trinity Executive MBA student April Durrett was awarded the scholarship last year and states, “I chose the MBA at Trinity Business School because I wanted to accelerate and expand my business, service and product design capability as I move into more leadership roles. This path increases my influence and ability to thoughtfully design the world consciously and with impact. As a self-funded student, the 30% Club scholarship made this programme possible for me, unlocking new paths to my future.”

Applications for the Trinity MBA 30% Club scholarship are open until 14th June 2019. Click here to learn more.