MBA program “closely aligned” with UN’s global objectives for women and girls

UN Women National Committee Australia, an organisation which supports programs promoting gender equality in leadership and the economic empowerment of women, has praised the University of Sydney Business School’s MBA course saying it is closely aligned with its own global objectives.

UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia, which has backed the University of Sydney Business School’s ground breaking course since 2014, is currently calling on women to apply for a Committee sponsored MBA Scholarship.

UN Women NC Australia’s Executive Director, Janelle Weissman, says the scholarship will be awarded to a woman with leadership potential and a willingness to help other women to achieve their potential.

This will be the seventh University of Sydney Business School MBA scholarship granted in collaboration with UN Women NC Australia.

“This MBA program is closely aligned with our focus on women in leadership and economic empowerment around the world,” said Ms Weissman. “If we work together, we believe that we can unlock opportunities for women to propel their career opportunities forward.”

Founded in the belief that “when women are empowered, whole communities benefit”, UN Women is working to improve the lives of women and girls in nearly a hundred countries worldwide. Programs such as UN Women’s Markets for Change, run across the Pacific, are working to reduce the risk of sexual and physical violence for female market vendors, as well as providing business skills training such as book-keeping, to increase the financial literacy and independence of women. UN Women also runs training across the Pacific, providing women with the skills to stand for elected office, and succeed once in office.

“The Pacific is sometimes referred to as the epicentre of violence against women. It is also the place where women have the lowest representation in leadership roles anywhere in the world,” says Ms Weissman. “For this reason, we focus our support on women and girls in the Pacific region.” 

UN Women NC Australia has also responded to urgent requests for support from UN Women field teams worldwide working with earthquake victims in Nepal and Syrian women in need of protection from violence, forced marriage, trafficking and other forms of exploitation.
The most recent recipient of a UN Women NC Australia MBA scholarship was Emma Brown who is the Finance Manager for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
“I would encourage anyone who is passionate about diversity, equality and positive social change to set self-doubt aside and apply,” Emma said shortly after receiving her scholarship.
The MBA program at the University of Sydney Business School last year became the first in the world to enrol more women than men.
In addition to the MBA scholarship, UN Women NC Australia also supports a scholarship for the University of Business School’s Global Executive MBA program, which is the top ranking program of its kind in Australia.
Women wishing to apply for a UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship can do so online at:
Applications close Sunday 28 May 2017.


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