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in leadership

At IESE, we believe that leadership development is the best vehicle for fostering female talent and leadership within business. We also work to create an ecosystem that facilitates opportunities and the development of female leaders and strengthens their positive impact on society.

To this end, we carry out research projects, offer specific programs for women, organize networking events, and support their managerial and executive training with specific forms of financial assistance.

All of this is done so that female talent can contribute all it has to offer to a business environment with fewer barriers and inequalities in it each day.


International Center for Work and Family (ICWF)

International Center for Work and Family (ICWF)

The Center promotes corporate family responsibility in companies to foster leadership, culture, work-life balance and flexibility to help employees integrate their work, family and personal lives.

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Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chair

Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chair

The mission of the Chair is to research strategies that facilitate the integration of women in the workplace.

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IESE Family Responsible Employer Index (IFREI)

IESE Family Responsible Employer Index (IFREI)

This index analyzes the effects of work-family balance policies in companies and their impact on the organization itself and on employees.

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Networks and Clubs for Women

Each year international conferences, alumni gatherings, workshops, topic-driven breakfasts and lunches, congresses and related sessions within the Alumni Learning Program take place.

These networking events are instrumental in connecting female leaders from all over the world and they help to foster learning, development and business opportunities for female talent. For more information, visit the I-WIL website.

Women in Business Conference

Women in Business Conference

Led by students in the IESE Women in Business (WIB) Club, this conference aims to help drive a new generation of female leaders. Students, alumni, faculty members and staff participate in the event to raise awareness about equality in the workplace, promote inclusive teamwork, and inspire a more collaborative culture.

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Scholarships for women by program

MBA Forté Fellowship

IESE offers Forté Fellowships to exceptional women who have been admitted to the full-time MBA program.

MBA Scholarship for Women

These scholarships help support women with track records of exceptional professional achievements.

MBA Family Scholarship

Doing the full-time MBA with a family and children requires considerable effort. IESE takes this into account, applauds this effort, and allocates scholarships to students with families.

Executive MBA Women Talent Scholarship

Doing our part-time Executive MBA while working requires enormous dedication. With this scholarship, IESE supports exceptional women with exceptional talent.

Global Executive MBA Women Scholarship

Women with more than 10 years of experience in a senior management position can apply for this scholarship.

Advancing Women in Business Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded jointly with the SZ PLAN W – Frauen verändern Wirtschaft. It is open to female leaders and executives who are PMD Munich candidates and, from their current positions, are making an impact on their company or society.

Female leaders and entrepreneurs

We offer specific aid to women in our PDD, PDG and PADE programs with outstanding professional track records.