Women on board

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

THREE west­ern sub­urbs res­i­dents are among 20 hand-picked young pro­fes­sion­als tak­ing part in the Emerg­ing Lead­ers in Gov­er­nance Pro­gram un­til the end of May.

Su­bi­aco res­i­dent Erica Lam­propou­los, Sarah Carter, of Wem­b­ley, and Shen­ton Park’s Belinda Gran­doni are de­vel­op­ing skills, pas­sion and knowl­edge pre­par­ing them to con­trib­ute as mem­bers of a com­mu­nity board.

The trio have vary­ing pro­fes­sions: Ms Lam­propou­los is a lawyer now work­ing as an in­no­va­tion con­sul­tant, Ms Carter works in oil and gas and Ms Gran­doni has 10 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in com­mu­nity and gov­ern­ment sec­tors.

“I be­lieve greater di­ver­sity on boards and lead­er­ship ben­e­fits ev­ery­one,” Ms Gran­doni said.

“A board mem­ber po­si­tion serves the com­mu­nity, which pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties to pro­mote cul­tural change within an or­gan­i­sa­tion and ad­vo­cate for the equal con­sid­er­a­tion of is­sues, per­spec­tive and needs of clients and stake­hold­ers.”

Ms Lam­propou­los said she was driven by a de­sire to leave the com­mu­nity a bet­ter place than she found it.

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