Posted by: the3rdi | March 21, 2012

Saltire Fellowship applications extended

Saltire Fellowship applications for Scottish based business women extended until Thursday 26th April 2012 – please help us to spread the word about this fabulous entrepreneurial programme!

The Saltire Fellowship, a programme for Scottish based business leaders, is actively seeking female candidates for its 2012 intake.  The programme aims to develop leadership skills and build capacity for entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial thinking in the Scottish economy. The Fellowship, which starts in late August, incorporates three months in Boston working on an externship and in course work at Babson College, the top-rated Entrepreneurial MBA programme in the world, followed by a week in China. The fellowship continues after Christmas with another several months working in a Scottish externship, solving real-world business challenges. The date for applications has been extended to Thursday 26th April to give qualified women the opportunity to apply.
 
Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive of The Saltire Foundation values a good mix of both men and women participants. He says: “The Saltire Fellowship is a ground breaking programme.  It blends world class teaching by faculty who have been there and done it with the opportunity to learn firsthand on real life projects.  Combine that with privileged access to top networks in Scotland and internationally through the GlobalScots, it is an exceptional platform for Fellows to deliver on their potential.  Based on experience, particularly from the graduating class of 2011, we know that female Fellows not only flourish on the programme but enhance it dramatically for all the participants.  The Foundation is delighted to offer bursaries of up to 80% for those who wish to apply through open enrollment.”  
Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris, director of FemaleBreadwinners.com, who has worked with Women in Technology for many years, will be one of the fellows in the 2012 class. She says: “I’m very excited to see how the programme can help me develop my entrepreneurial skills. I can’t wait to work with a small group of people who will not only challenge my thinking to help me grow my own business, but also be wonderful contacts and friends for years to come. I know it means I will be away from home this autumn, but this feels like an opportunity I can’t afford to miss.”
 
Amina Nabi, a former Saltire Fellow says of the experience: “It’s difficult to describe the experience and learnings of the Fellowship in short, it truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should be actively pursued. The Fellowship has been a tremendous catalyst in my personal and professional life.  I have not only met a family of like minded and driven individuals but really learnt the essence of putting thought into action as well as applying global teachings locally. I have gained an invaluable network, a whole new international family where I can seek help and advice at all times entrusted in a risk free ecosystem. The entire Fellowship experience enabled me to be comfortable being uncomfortable and at the same time being relentless in the pursuit of opportunity. I strongly advocate and encourage you to apply if you want to be a part of such amazing energy, drive, enthusiasm and belief in contributing to a global Scottish presence.”  

For further information, please visit http://www.saltirefoundation.com or contact katie.michels@saltirefoundation.com

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