“There is no one size fits all approach to leadership, and this is not only OK, but also desirable as a driver for diversity.” – Dr. Alessandra Lehmen

04/04/2022 | Alessandra Lehmen

Dr. Alessandra Lehmen is an environmental, ESG, and climate lawyer who earned her LL.M. degree in Environmental Law and Policy at Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. in International Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She has also been the recipient of a multitude of recognitions and awards, including the Olaus and Adolph Murie Award for best work in Environmental Law. 

With a sharp eye for detail, and a taste for getting to the bottom of complex problems and going beyond obvious solutions, for the last two decades, Alessandra has been advising corporations, NGOs, and governmental bodies on sustainability policy, and always working to hone her leadership skills.

Concerns about climate change feature ever more urgently on the political agenda, and there is a pressing need to communicate this to a wider audience, bridging the gap between technical know-how and making a real-life impact.

We interview Dr. Alessandra Lehmen, who explains to us how the Santander Scholarships Women | W50 Leadership - LSE provided her with the tools she needed to do just that. This scholarship, launched by Banco Santander, is run in partnership with the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and aimed at 50 women in top management positions internationally seeking to enhance their skills and gain knowledge about new styles and techniques to work on and improve their own leadership style. As one of the 50 women who participated in the last edition, Dr. Alessandra Lehmen was able to benefit from coaching and networking opportunities with a diverse group of women leaders from around the world.

If, like Alessandra, you want to access a community of female leaders to learn about different leadership styles, strategies and tools, this is your moment: sign up for  Santander Scholarships Women | W50 Leadership 2022 - LSE, develop your skills and progress in your career -it’s an excellent opportunity to both get inspired and get ahead!

(At the moment the Santander Becas Santander Women | W50 Leadership 2022 - LSE has reached its end, but we encourage you to take a look at the Santander Scholarships to find the training that best suits you and give a boost to your professional career. Seize the chance to develop your knowledge and skills!)

Dr. Alessandra Lehmen

Dr. Alessandra Lehmen, Environmental, ESG, and climate lawyer