Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, MBA applications have been reaching record numbers. Nevertheless, the gender gap remains. The Financial Times’ business education correspondent Jonathan Moules investigated why fewer women are applying to business schools.

The Laidlaw Foundation’s £3.7m gift to London Business School last year has helped to tackle the gender divide: “the number of women on the full-time MBA at London Business School for the 2020/21 academic year is 192, up from 189 in 2019/20.”

One of LBS’s Laidlaw Scholars, Naveen Kler, said:

“I have been working in impact investing and might have stayed in my job if I had not received this scholarship […] The scholarship proved that the school had chosen me [and] wiped away all those feelings of whether it was right for me to be here or not.”

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Learn more about the Laidlaw Women’s Business Education Scholarship, currently available at London Business School and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.