Each scholar has demonstrated academic excellence and strong leadership potential.

September 8th, 2021 | Original story by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School


The Laidlaw Foundation invests in education to create systems change through breaking poverty cycles and reducing inequality. All of the scholars have demonstrated commitment to the Laidlaw Foundation’s aims. The Scholarship provides significant financial support up to the full cost of the MBA.

Oxford Saïd is proud to have achieved 47% gender parity on the MBA and continues to strive for greater diversity and equality.

Kathy Harvey, Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Degrees, congratulated the scholars: ‘It is a pleasure to welcome these extraordinary women to Oxford Saïd. Working with the Laidlaw Foundation has enabled us to expand our scholarship offering for women as part of our vision for greater equality and diversity on the MBA.’

Susanna V. Kempe, CEO of the Laidlaw Foundation added: ‘We need more women in C-Suites. We need diverse leaders with intelligence and integrity. We need role models who will pay it forward. That is why we are so thrilled to welcome the first cohort of Laidlaw Scholars joining the Oxford MBA. We have every confidence that this group of extraordinary women will use the world class education and connections that they receive from Oxford to go on and do remarkable things.’

Learn about the Laidlaw Scholars on Saïd Business School’s website.