Applications for NUI Galway’s McGinty Scholarships have officially opened, offering places to two female healthcare professionals in their MBA programme next year.
Established in 2020, the McGinty Scholarships were introduced to encourage and enable female physicians and allied healthcare professionals to engage in the NUI Galway MBA programme.
The scholarships are available each year to support one physician and one allied healthcare professional, and are intended to encourage both women on a career path to leadership in the healthcare sector.
Professor Alma McCarthy, Head of J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway, noted that some research shows that diversity in senior management leads to better organisational outcomes.
“We are committed to supporting gender parity in leadership roles and providing women with female leaders who can act as role models,” she said. “This MBA scholarship will help to nurture world-class female leaders who can have a significant impact in their organisations and throughout society.”
A special online information forum will be held on Wednesday, 24 June 2021 at 1pm for female healthcare professionals who are eager to learn what the programme offers. Anyone interested can register here.
Speaking about the value of women in healthcare leadership, Dr Geraldine McGinty, founder of the scholarships, said: “Despite women making up the majority of the healthcare workforce they are typically underrepresented in the highest levels of leadership.
We know diverse teams drive better results and outcomes so making sure women are prepared to assume senior leadership roles is a key goal.”