Banco Santander, in partnership with the London School of Economics has launched 125 scholarships for a seven-week online development and learning programme. 

Applications accepted at until 9 November 

Lisbon, 21 September 2020. 
Santander, through Santander Universities and in collaboration with the London School of Economics, has just launched the first online edition of its Women Emerging Leaders Scholarship programme. The 125 scholarships offer a unique opportunity for awardees to get to know a diverse community of women from all over the world through a programme focused on developing negotiating skills as part of their leadership journey.  

This advanced training course, taught by the London School of Economics, will run from 13 January to 2 March 2021. The results will be published on 4 December. 

The Santander Women Emerging Leaders Scholarships are aimed at senior managers, and support excellence and leadership for women through the selection and training of women with high potential and an outstanding professional and/or academic career.  

Further, the skills acquired may be applied at any organisational level and range of sectors. The programme also sets up a women's network for future sector leaders, promoting networking and ongoing dialogue.   

The Professional Women’s Network Lisbon (PWN Lisbon), through its Women on Boards programme, has partnered with Santander Universities in Portugal on this programme for the third consecutive year.   

Santander and its commitment to Higher Education 

Through Santander Universities, Santander in Portugal undertakes to promote the best practices in response to the challenges posed by Portuguese society. The bank is already a leading promoter of higher education in Portugal, with partnerships with 50 higher education institutions. The bank invests more than €7 million in Corporate Social Responsibility every year. 

Banco Santander has a strong commitment to progress and inclusive and sustainable growth, boasting a consolidated commitment to higher education that sets it apart from other financial institutions worldwide. It has dedicated more than €1.88 billion to academic initiatives since 2002 though Santander Universities and awarded more than 430,000 university scholarships and grants since 2005. It was recognised as the company that invests the most in education worldwide (Varkey / UNESCO / Fortune 500 Report) with 1,000 agreements in place with universities and institutions across 22 countries.