National Advisory Board
The Women & Leadership Australia initiative is supported by a 16 member, National Board of Advisors comprising an esteemed line-up of Australian experts from academia, government and industry. The purpose of the board is to provide ongoing advice and support across various key elements including the highly acclaimed Advanced Leadership Program.
“This initiative provides an outstanding foundation for high potential women to aid their professional and leadership development in their chosen fields. Through robust and intensive engagement and participation, and developmental experience, women are strengthening their skills, experience and opportunities for senior leadership positions, and thus contribute to improving the gender balance in previously underrepresented and non-traditional areas and roles. Programs such as the Advanced Leadership Program are critical to Australia’s ongoing business and economic health and future, and maximize the potential of Australia’s growing, but currently underutilized, pool of talented and high-potential women”.
Director National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security in the Office of Chief of Defence Force
“Our economy, companies and society all benefit from more women in leadership. From an increase in organisational and economic performance and from an equality point of view the move toward gender diversity is inevitable. The differences between men and women should be harnessed to improve team outcomes across industries. Courses that directly target harnessing the leadership potential of women help achieve this goal and WLA is at the forefront of education and empowering women to advance to leadership positions”.
Executive Director, The Reibey Institute