City, University of London Business School
City, University of London Business School


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City, University of London Business School





The Red Shoe Scholarship
Scholarship Name The Red Shoe Scholarship
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount £10,000
Nationality Any


This scholarship is generously donated from 2011 Cass MSc Finance and Investment alumna Jane Lesslie, in honour of three friends and colleagues Dagmara Fijalkwoski, Suzanne Gaynor and Wendy Smith.

The Red Shoe Scholarship will be available to applicants entering select Master’s degrees as listed below and will be a part of the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme.

The Programme aims to inspire, equip and connect Cass women who are or want to become resilient, inclusive, ambitious, brave, confident, responsible, authentic and thriving leaders.

We support women who want to grow and are seeking their unique version of success; a success that can go well beyond corporate or entrepreneurial leadership to include community involvement, mentoring and other initiatives. We offer scholarships for women, organize speaker events, workshops and nurture a large network of Cass women alumni, students and staff. Our goal is to celebrate the successes of Cass women and facilitate the achievement of their professional goals.

We encourage the recipients to be involved in the programme by leading initiatives of their choice or getting involved in increasing the visibility of the programme.

The scholar will be required to deliver on a project / piece of research / event that explores the integration of markets with achieving social and economic good. Examples of this might be an examination of aspects of Impact Investing* such as the role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) screens in investment management, or investing through a gender lens.

* Impact Investing looks at investing intended to create positive social and economic impact beyond only financial returns. For more information and examples, visit RBC's Investing for Impact and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, or read about Ellevest’s investing platform for women.

Value: One scholarship worth £10,000


Eligible courses:

  • MSc Investment Management
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Banking and International Finance
  • MSc Energy, Trade and Finance
  • MSc Corporate Finance

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Preferred Applicant:

  • The candidate will take a lead in facilitating a project within the Global Women’s Leadership Programme
  • The candidate has an interest in asset management.
  • Preference will be given to women from the public sector, civil society or NGOs, but those from other sectors will also be considered.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they consider women’s leadership programmes to be relevant and significant to improve the career paths of professional women.


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