|Study location||Cambridge & Madrid|
|Nominal duration||2 modules|
|Tuition fee||€150 per programme
The fee of each module is €150+tax, but if you attend both modules the total fee will be only €250+tax.
WE Lead Food costs €3,000 per person but for 2020 it is heavily subsidised by EIT Food for eligible applicants and offered at the reduced price shown above. However, the cost of travel and accommodation is not included.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
A recent report by McKinsey entitled Women in Food has highlighted that while the food sector employs around 49% women at entry levels, in the upper levels these numbers drop to as low as 9%. The reasons are many and complex but some key ones identified in the report and through the work of the WE Lead partners are:
1. Less women then men feel that entrepreneurial leadership is for them
2. Lack of manager support
3. Significant systemic commitment to gender and diversity matters within organisations
4. Explicit and implicit signalling about privileged leadership stereotypes
5. Ineffective, or worse, undermining communications about gender matters
WE Lead will be addressing all of these issues during the programme and equiping participants with insights and tools to navigate exiting and future food organisations as well as drive change within them. This programme offers early and mid-career researchers and professionals women an opportunity to explore and develop both their entrepreneurial and leadership self, address systemic issues, define their vision for a more sustainable food system, and devise a plan for the change each one wants to drive.
The WE Lead Programme is made up of interactive sessions designed to unlock and develop the entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities of the participants in the context of leading in the complex and changing food industry. The experiential component will be complemented by a leadership development plan and a mentoring programme to challenge and progress the development plan. Each participant will have access to industry, academic and/or policy mentors, cross-sector industry leaders network and the tools to leverage both entrepreneurial and collective leadership ways of working.
The programme will take place over two weekends, we will start in Cambridge, UK and continue the programme in Madrid, Spain with sufficient time in between the weekends for delegates to apply and test their learning in their respective workplaces.
Module 1 10 – 12 October 2020, Cambridge
Entrepreneurship for Sustainability
Module 2 13 – 15 November 2020, Madrid
Development of Leadership Skills
All programme details and logistics will be provided to applicants offered a place on the programme.