What is the Women’s Board Leadership Program?
The Women’s Board Leadership Program encourages women to serve, stay, and excel on community and government boards.
The program offers a range of governance courses from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Leadership Victoria, and includes networking, mentoring, and coursework to develop women’s governance knowledge and leadership skills.
Why is the Victorian Government running this program?
The Victorian Government has committed that no less than 50% of appointments to paid government boards will be women, because our boards should reflect the Victorian community.
Promoting gender equality on Victorian community and government boards improves the social performance of organisations, supports innovation and decision-making, and enhances board effectiveness and financial performance.
Gender equality on community and government boards also promotes women’s leadership in Victoria, and challenges gender stereotypes that are a key contributor to family violence and other forms of violence against women.
Why should you apply?
- get relevant governance training suited to your level of board experience
- build confidence, skills and knowledge to progress a board career
- make supportive relationships with other women on boards
- get networking opportunities
- become more attractive to board selectors and recruitment companies
The 2018 Women’s Board Leadership Program
Applications are open now and close on 22 June!
Visit the Women Victoria website for more information and to apply.