25 September 2023

Women’s program to show the lead

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A training program to prepare ACT women to become company directors and leaders is now open for applications.

The 2019 Audrey Fagan Board Directorship Program, run in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, consists of a series of workshops to help women develop their leadership skills and knowledge of boards and committees.

The training is a component of the wider four-part Audrey Fagan Program designed to promote gender equality and increase representation of women in leadership roles.

Other components of the program are the Audrey Fagan Enrichment Grants; the Audrey Fagan Communication and Leadership Program; and the Audrey Fagan Board Traineeship Program.

Now in its seventh year, the Board Directorship Program aims to support women to build confidence in their existing board roles, or to take the first steps towards becoming a board director.

Participants are provided with tailored training designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and will have access to resources and networking opportunities.

The program will be run over three workshops in July and August with a social networking event at the end of the course.

Announcing the program, the Minister for Women, Yvette Berry said it would continue to support the Government’s commitments of 50 per cent female representation on ACT Government boards and committees, and 40 per cent female representation on Government-funded sporting organisation boards by 2020.

She said spaces were available for up to 30 women to take part in the free program with applications closing on 5 July.

More information, including application forms, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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