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ESMT women's scholarships

Scholarships for advancement of women in business

There is a lack of gender equality in global business. ESMT Berlin offers full and partial scholarships for women looking to advance in leadership. We strongly encourage applications for the Executive Transition Program, Bringing Technology to Market or the General Management Seminar.

 

ESMT Berlin also offers scholarships from the 30% Club for the ETP and BTM programs. The 30% Club is a global gender diversity campaign which aims to increase the number of women on boards, and throughout the pipeline. It started in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards. Currently the figure stands at 26.1% up from 12.5%. The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to the 30% Club mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.

ESMT Berlin and the 30% Club are committed to addressing gender imbalance and to helping more women reach influential positions. The 30% Club/ESMT Berlin ETP scholarship has been established to encourage and support outstanding women who demonstrate excellent management and leadership potential with the relevant skill set required in an executive position.

 

Procedure for the selection process of the Executive Transition Program (ETP) and the General Management Seminar (GMS) scholarships:

Please send following documents to Verena Ackels:

  • A completed ESMT application form for executive development programs
  • A detailed CV
  • A motivation letter about what has been achieved so far, what you are striving for, and why you feel entitled to receive a scholarship for the program

Completed applications for GMS and ETP will be screened and aggregated into an overview, and will then be allocated points independently by five different judges. The applications will then be sorted by number of points allocated and will be submitted to Claudia Nemat - Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management, Technology and Innovation. Ms. Nemat will take the final decision regarding the appointing of two full and and two 50% scholarships.

The procedure for the BTM program follows the same process, however the final selection will be made by an ESMT Berlin jury.

Acceptance letters will be distributed 3-4 weeks after the application deadline.

  • Executive Transition Program scholarships

    With this scholarship ESMT Berlin aims to make a viable contribution to equip female candidates who demonstrate excellent management and leadership potential with the relevant skill set required in an executive position.

    Number of scholarships available: two full scholarships (value: 24,900€)

     

    Executive Transition Program 30% Club scholarships:

    Number of scholarships available: two 50% scholarships (value: 12,450€)

     

    Relevant information for both scholarship types:

    Application deadline: May 30, 2019

    Program language: English

    Start of the program: The next Executive Transition Program starts November 22, 2019

    Eligibility:

    • Professionals with a proven track record in their business from any educational background
    • Candidates who are ready to take on or have recently assumed a general management role
    • Candidates from any company or (non-profit) institution
    • Participants who are demonstrating entrepreneurial responsibility and are 1) leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, 2) in charge of a new product, market, or major project initiative, 3) typically employed by large groups operating globally or regionally
    • For the international Executive Transition Program, ESMT Berlin particularly encourages international applications

    For further information about the program see our Executive Transition Program description.

  • General Management Seminar scholarships

    With this scholarship ESMT Berlin aims to make a viable contribution to equip female candidates who demonstrate excellent management and leadership potential with the relevant skill set required in an executive position.

    Number of scholarships available: two full (value: 18,500€) and two 50% scholarships (value: 9,250€)

    Program language: German

    Application deadline: April 30, 2019

    Program start: The next General Management Seminar starts September 1, 2019

    Eligibility:

    • Professionals with a proven track record in their business from any educational background
    • Candidates who are ready to take on or have recently assumed a general management role
    • Candidates from any company or (non-profit) institution
    • Participants who are demonstrating entrepreneurial responsibility and are 1) leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, 2) in charge of a new product, market, or major project initiative, 3) typically employed by large groups operating globally or regionally

    For further information about the program see our General Management Seminar program description.

  • Bringing Technology to Market scholarships

    To promote the role of women in global B2B business, ESMT Berlin Executive Education awards one grant with a value of €5,950. This grant is valid with respect to the fees of the BTM – Bringing Technology to Market Program starting June 18, 2019.

     

    30% Club/ ESMT BTM scholarship:

    Number of scholarships available: one 50% scholarship

    Value: To promote the role of women in global B2B business, ESMT Berlin Executive Education awards one ESMT Berlin/30% Club BTM 50% scholarship with a value of €5,450. This grant is valid with respect to the fees of the Bringing Technology to Market Program starting June 18, 2019.

     

    Relevant information for both scholarship types:

    Program language: English

    Application deadline: March 30, 2019

    Program start: The program Bringing Technology to Market starts June 18, 2019

    Eligibility: The grant is meant to make a viable contribution to the development of female managers who are either ready to take on or have recently assumed a global sales position.

    The scholarship is especially suited for participants who are leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, are in charge of a new product, market, or service, and are employed by a large group operating globally or regionally. Candidates from emerging countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

    For further information about the program see our BTM program description.

  • Emerging Leaders Program scholarships

    With this scholarship ESMT Berlin aims to make a viable contribution to enable participants to manage their first leadership role and realize their full leadership potential.

    Number of scholarships available: one 100% scholarship and one 50% scholarship

    Value: one ESMT Berlin full scholarship with a value of €7,400 and one ESMT Berlin/30% Club partial scholarship with a value of €3,700. This grant is valid with respect to the fees of the Emerging Leaders Program starting September 24, 2019.

    Relevant information for both scholarship types:

    Program language: English

    Application deadline: April 30, 2019

    Program start: The program Emerging Leaders Program starts September 24, 2019

    Eligibility: The grant is meant to make a viable contribution to the development of female managers who are either ready to take on or have recently assumed their first leadership position

Testimonial

The ETP helped me greatly in developing the knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes to deal with new challenges. It has also helped me to manage difficult decisions and to create a network of peers and mentors to help challenge the tasks ahead of me.

Merryn Scholz, Managing Director, K.I.T. Group
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During the ETP I was promoted to become the Director of Service Center at Klarna. The program helped me significantly in the challenges of moving successfully from one job to another and I profited immensely from the diverse group of participants.

Alexandra Strömberg, Director of Service Center, Klarna
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