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.