Hira Khanum and Gaby Redondo elected new Co-Presidents of the #LaidlawCBScholars

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Congratulations to Gaby Redondo ’19 and Hira Khanum ’20, who have been elected by the CBS community as their inaugural leaders. Using survey data from the Scholars and working with the Laidlaw Foundation, the co-presidents will solidify the CBS Scholars and Alumni mission, brand and value proposition. Gaby and Hira plan to build community support for a mentorship program, CBS-exclusive insights and partner with established female-focused CBS organisations  such as Columbia Women in Business and the alumnae Women’s Circle.

Gaby and Hira say: "We are excited to partner with this community of MBA students who have benefited from the generosity of Lord Laidlaw ’65 to achieve our mission of advancing women in business."

Columbia University

Columbia University is delighted to offer two Laidlaw programmes to its students. The first is the Research and Leadership programme given by Columbia College to first year undergraduate students to allow them to get involved in the university’s research, working with academic staff on questions of global significance. The second is the Lord Irvine A.S. Laidlaw ’65 Scholarship at Columbia Business School, which provides crucial financial assistance to full-time female MBA students each year, giving them access to an unparalleled business education and network. To date, over 300 exceptional women have received Laidlaw Scholarships.