Northern Grampians Shire Council’s financial services manager Jay Petty has won a scholarship to attend a conference devoted to developing women’s potential in local government.
Ms Petty will participate in the LGPRO Women’s Professional Development Conference, which provides networking opportunities for women in local government, in Melbourne later this month.
Ms Petty successfully applied for a scholarship to fund her attendance, accommodation and travel costs at the summit.
“My application was based around the chance to meet other women who work in the local government sector and learn from shared experiences about how to understand and master the work-life balance,” she said.
“I think Northern Grampians Shire Council is an organisation which employs many women who have a lot of potential.
“I’m hoping this experience will help me to assist these women in being part of their development journey and
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Northern Grampians chief executive Michael Bailey said Ms Petty’s success was indicative of the council’s commitment to development and training, which organisation leaders hoped to instill in all employees.
“We are an organisation that aims to empower our staff to seek out further training and development opportunities and Jay’s success in this instance is a shining example of that objective,” he said.
“Everyone at Northern Grampians Shire Council congratulates Jay on this opportunity.
“We look forward to her sharing her new-found knowledge and experience with not just the women of the NGSC, but the organisation as a whole.”