Lead­er­ship pro­gram

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Wim­mera, Mallee and Grampians women can ap­ply for a new Women’s Board Lead­er­ship pro­gram de­signed to pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with skills, ex­pe­ri­ence and op­por­tu­ni­ties to get onto boards in Vic­to­ria.

Act­ing Min­is­ter for Women Jill Hen­nessy en­cour­aged peo­ple to ap­ply for the pro­gram, which aims to in­crease the num­ber and di­ver­sity of board-ready women in Vic­to­ria.

“We are in­vest­ing in the skills and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of Vic­to­rian women be­cause we know that in­creas­ing the num­ber of women in lead­er­ship po­si­tions is cru­cial to achiev­ing gen­der equal­ity and build­ing a stronger Vic­to­ria,” she said.

The pro­gram ex­pands on the pre­vi­ous Vic­to­rian Women’s Gov­er­nance Schol­ar­ships pro­gram and pro­vides 100 schol­ar­ships to women want­ing to im­prove their board ca­pa­bil­i­ties through cour­ses, work­shops, men­tor­ing and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The ex­panded pro­gram will also of­fer spe­cific com­po­nents for Abo­rig­i­nal and cul­tur­ally di­verse women, who are sig­nif­i­cantly un­der-rep­re­sented in lead­er­ship po­si­tions. Ap­pli­ca­tions to the pro­gram close on July 21 at 5pm. Peo­ple can visit vic.gov.au/women for more in­for­ma­tion about the Women’s Board Lead­er­ship pro­gram.

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