The initiative aims to enhance the competitiveness of women who wish to hold leadership roles.

The training includes a networking opportunity with participants from across the world.

São Paulo, April 2021 – PRESS RELEASE              
Santander is now accepting applications for 50 scholarships to be granted to female leaders, in partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE). The target audience consists of professionals with ten years of experience in any organisation and English level B2 or higher. Applications can be submitted until 10 May at

Santander Women W50Leadership LSE, part of #LifelongLearning #SantanderScholarships, has been designed for women in 13 countries who want to hold leadership roles in their organisations. It aims to reflect and develop their own leadership style. The scholarship includes registration and online courses, given the pandemic restrictions.

"At a time of great transformation, participants will be able to enjoy learning content tailored by the LSE, in a secure environment. And we can't forget individual leadership training and networking opportunities with other participants from all over the world", stated Nicolás Vergara, executive head of Santander Universities Brazil.

The programme seeks to set up a women's network for future sector leaders, promoting networking and ongoing dialogue. Participants will work on or develop the negotiation and leadership skills demanded by any company. Duration: three months. 

Women starting their careers
In addition to Women W50LeaderShip, Santander is offering 125 scholarships to women starting their careers, through the Emerging Leaders scholarship (also in partnership with the LSE). This initiative is targeted at professionals starting their careers who wish to become leaders in their organisations. 

The focus is to develop negotiation skills and promote their leadership profile. Applications can be submitted from 12 April to16 June at

Both scholarship programmes reflect Santander Brazil's ambition to be make a decisive contribution to helping women achieve leading roles in the world. Santander Brazil's goal is to go from 28.8% women in leadership positions to 40% by 2025. 

About Santander Universities
Banco Santander has a firm commitment to progress and inclusive and sustainable growth. Over the last 25 years, it has nurtured pioneering and consolidated ties with higher education through Santander Universities, thus standing out from other financial institutions. In this period, two billion euros and 630,000 scholarships have been granted. In Brazil, Santander invests around R$40 million per year in education. In 2020, it supported over 24,000 students in education, employment and entrepreneurship initiatives.