The IE Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance IEs impact through the application of its own resources and collaboration with strategic partners. Created in 1997, the Foundation has been actively promoting the institutions values of entrepreneurship, diversity, inclusivity and innovation for over twenty years, with special emphasis placed on the humanities as a fundamental aspect of our approach to higher education. Our actions and objectives can be grouped into four main areas:
Providing resources and creating both inhouse and collaborative initiatives that improve the quality of education at IE.
Supporting applied research projects with high social and educational impact that add value to the academic community and society at large.
Funding scholarship programs for talented individuals.
Fostering a culture of social awareness and community engagement by promoting social action initiatives that support diversity and cross-cultural communication.
All of this is made possible by the constant support of IE students, families, alumni, staff and partners. Their generosity is the driving force behind the success of the IE Foundation. With the support of this incredible community, we work tirelessly to reach our goals, improve our operations, promote our values and broaden the educational and professional opportunities available to all.
Inspired by the International Trade Centre SheTrades initiative, this scholarship was founded on the firm belief that womens economic empowerment is not a matter limited to government policy or the private sector, but a social responsibility. The enterprise, spanning Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, helps female entrepreneurs to enhance their skills and business knowledge, grow their organizations and stay up to date with market trends
Through this scholarship program, designed to enable women in trade to take the Executive Master, we aim to advance this effort further and ensure that it is also inclusive, she added.
Every year, the scholarship will offer funding to six candidates working in trade and business. Candidates may be civil servants, staff of a trade or investment support institution or business, who have demonstrated outstanding professional and academic development and achievement, and who seek to further increase their impact in the industry.