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WE Lead

EIT Food
Belgium, Leuven
EIT Food We Lead Consortium United Kingdom, Cambridge
Tuition fee €150 per programme

The fee of each module is €150+tax, but if you participate in both modules the total fee will be only €250+tax.

WE Lead Food costs €3,000 per person but for 2020 it is receiving funding from EIT Food and successful applicants will be offered the reduced price shown above.

More information

eitfood.eu/education/projects/we-lead-2020 

Overview

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.

Programme structure

The programme will now take place online.

Module 1 Entrepreneurship for Sustainability 9 Oct 2020 (1 full day) followed by 4 x half days weekly and expert mentoring

Module 2 Leadership for Impact 6 Nov 2020 (1 full day) followed by 4 x half days weekly and peer-to-peer mentoring

All programme details and logistics will be provided to applicants offered a place on the programme.

Apply now! WE Lead 2020
Application deadline
Jul 7, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time
Studies commence
Oct 9, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! WE Lead 2020
Application deadline
Jul 7, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time
Studies commence
Oct 9, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States