30% Club

About 30% Club

The 30% Club is a global campaign which aims to create a better balance of men and women at all levels of organisations, with a particular focus on boards and governing bodies. It launched in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards, and has since expanded its membership to include other organisations such as universities. Imperial’s 30% Club membership is a mark of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

Executive MBA scholarships for women

The 30% Club runs a number of pipeline initiatives, and one area of focus is improving the representation of women on graduate management education and executive programmes.

In partnership with the 30% Club, we are pleased to offer an Executive MBA scholarship scheme for women. Two Inspiring Women – Executive MBA scholarships of £25,000 each are available to exceptional female candidates for the Executive MBA starting in February 2019. In addition to the financial scholarship from Imperial, successful applicants will receive a range of support from the 30% Club, including a cross-company mentoring scheme and exclusive event invitations.

Hear from our previous Inspiring Women – Executive MBA scholarship winners:

As part of the programme I’ve also been heavily involved with the 30% Club, an amazing organisation. I am fortunate enough that the 30% Club have enrolled me in their mentoring scheme so I have now been assigned a mentor of my own. Having an organisation that champions across every area of business and can help encourage women to take senior roles is something I feel really passionate about.

Claire HardyExecutive MBA 2017-18Hear more from Claire Hardy

Interacting with my cohort is a humbling experience. Everyone has accomplished so much in their respective careers and, best of all, we are like one big team. Everyone helps each other with aspects of the programme where they have expertise, and are only too happy to offer career advice or open their networks to support each other.

Louise ThorpeExecutive MBA 2017-18Hear more from Louise Thorpe

I’m extremely proud to have won this award. I’ve always been passionate about women being able to achieve their dreams in business and this award aligns with my desire for workplaces to be more inclusive, dynamic and creative. If more women are to succeed in business, then girls need to be presented with strong role models from an early age. I chose to do my video interview for my Executive MBA application outside my 13 year old daughter’s school. I am hoping that my win will inspire her and her peers to aspire to leadership positions in their future careers.

Julie DriscollExecutive MBA 2016-17

I was absolutely thrilled to be awarded the scholarship with Imperial’s Executive MBA programme and am very excited to be a partner with both Imperial’s and 30% Club’s goal for more women in executive and board level leadership. I look forward to bringing what I learn from the programme into my career and volunteer work. This is for me, a launch pad to inspire and journey alongside other women as we all work together to bring greater diversity and strength into leadership.

Jennifer ChungExecutive MBA 2016-17