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30% Club Ireland Launches New Scholarship Programme for 2019

The 30% Club Ireland ‘Scholarships Programme Guide’ for 2019 has just been published, showcasing a wide range of opportunities in executive education for future female leaders.
Some of Ireland’s leading educational institutions are offering places as part of the 2019 line-up, with 18 courses on offer.


The 30% Club was founded in 2010 by Dame Helena Morrissey and has since evolved into a global mission with chapters in 12 regions dedicated to achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards. Female board level participation in Ireland currently sits at just 13%.

30% Club Ireland, which followed in January 2015, aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through a range of strategic initiatives like mentoring schemes, lobbying and the educational partnerships just announced.

“At the 30% Club we believe very strongly in the view that executive education is an important support for career progression into senior roles, for men and women.”

“That’s why we have established partnerships with a number of business schools to address the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education, by offering scholarships aimed at women.”


The 2019 programme features some of Ireland’s leading educational institutions including:

Dublin City University: Masters Computing / Engineering

Irish Management Institute: Diploma in Leadership, Diploma in Strategy & Innovation

Institute of Bankers: Certified Bank Director Programme

University of Limerick: UL Executive MBA

Trinity Business School: The Trinity MBA

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland: MSC Leadership

University College Cork: Executive MBA

NUI Galway: MBA Programme / MSC Technology Management

National College of Ireland: Masters in School of Computing

UCD Smurfit Business School: Diploma in Corporate Governance

Irish Times: MSC in Leadership


“Business leadership is key to our mission”, says 30% Club Ireland Country Lead Carol Andrews of BNY Mellon, “taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.”

“Fundamentally we want to instil absolute belief and confidence in Irish women that they can succeed to the highest levels they choose, and our work in building awareness of the barriers, and influencing change in those areas will ensure that happens.”

For more information on each programme, and information on how to apply, see the 2019 Scholarships Programme Guide.


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