The Victorian Government has allocated $1 million in funding for leadership programs for women.
Women continue to be under-represented in leadership roles often because of structural barriers such as unconscious bias and poor workplace culture.
This funding is for programs that address these barriers and to enable organisations to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Programs funded under the new allocation include the:
- Joan Kirner Emerging Leaders Program that equips women with the skills and experience to develop as leaders
- Women's Board Leadership Program which provides scholarships for women who have had experience on a board and want to take the next step in their careers.
- Victorian Honour Roll of Women which acknowledges the outstanding contribution to our state made by women
- Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Program which will provide culturally safe training for First Nations Women
- Women of Colour Executive Leadership Program to address the barriers that women from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds face
- Inclusive Leadership Habits program, with the National Association of Women in Operations, to build more inclusive workplaces for up to 250 leaders in male-dominated industries
- Future Women Leadership program which provides scholarships for women living in rural Victoria to advance their careers.
For more information about the programs including when they open, visit Our women’s leadership programs.