With a special scholarship for female MBA students at the International Institute for Management Development, Hilti wants to get more women interested in taking on management roles within the construction industry. The aim is to increase the number of women working across the entire sector.

With the launch of the Hilti Scholarship for Women in 2020, the Liechtenstein-based multinational group is planning to support female MBA students at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) to join the construction industry and assume leading management roles within this sector. According to a press release issued by the IMD, one target of this scholarship is to support talent and increase the overall proportion of women working across the construction industry as a whole. “We hope to encourage new voices, new views and new energy into our high-performance teams and allow women to progress in our industry”, comments Sabine Krauss, Global HR Leader at Hilti, in the press release.
The Hilti Scholarship for Women will award a total of 25,000 Swiss francs to each recipient for their MBA tuition at the IMD in addition to offering both mentoring and networking opportunities by way of Hilti’s considerable global network. “Nurturing female talent and helping women find their space in the technological arena is a benefit for our organization, our client base and the industry as a whole”, Krauss explains. By encouraging diversity in perspectives and problem-solving capacities sourced from gender-specific teams, for example, it is hoped that new solutions could be developed within the construction industry.
Female engineers from outside of the construction sector are also to be encouraged to apply for the scholarship. The application deadline for the Hilti scholarship runs until September 1, 2020. Applications can be submitted either via the MBA application at the IMD or by emailing mbafinance(at)imd.org.

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