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NCI 30% Club Scholarship for Women in STEM

National College of Ireland, in association with the 30% Club, is proud to announce a full scholarship for any of the Masters programmes in the School of Computing, available to a female candidate meeting the academic entry requirements for the course.

President of NCI, Gina Quin, said: “NCI strives for gender balance. In particular, we recognise the need for more women in STEM. A scholarship for one of our Masters of Science courses has the potential to place a woman at the cutting edge of emerging technologies such as cloud computing and cybersecurity.”

Carol Andrews, Founder and Lead of the Irish chapter of the 30% Club said: “The 30% Club works to achieve gender balance at all levels in business. Graduate management education and executive programmes act as important accelerators to career development and ultimately to senior leadership roles. We are delighted to develop these partnerships to actively encourage women to consider executive education as a way to help them realise their full potential. Partnering with NCI provides a scholarship opportunity for a woman to progress to a higher level of expertise and influence within the field of technology”.

The announcement took place as Ms. Quin welcomed Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland, to the college, to take part in NCI’s “in conversation with” series. This series features outstanding business people in conversation with Bobby Kerr of Newstalk’s “Down to Business”, allowing him to draw out their influences and interrogate their strategies.

A vocal proponent of gender equality, Ms. O’Leary is a supporter of the 30% Club. She said: “At Vodafone, we believe our strong commitment to diversity is a source of great strength. Programmes such as our ground-breaking global maternity policy and our ReConnect initiative to bring women back into the workforce after a career break are designed to ensure there is a strong pipeline of women to progress in the business. However, further education and training also have an important role to play to ensure diversity in every sector and at every level of business in Ireland. I therefore warmly welcome NCI’s announcement of its new scholarship in association with the 30% Club.”

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