The Australian Institute of Company Directors has partnered with the federal government to offer 10 “board-ready” women full fee places to complete their Company Directors Course.
The Disability Sector Diversity Scholarships are aimed at supporting emerging and experienced female directors and senior executives to gain valuable governance skills and education, enabling them to be leaders in their organisations.
Scholarship recipients will also receive a 12 month complimentary AICD membership.
AICD chairman Elizabeth Proust AO said the Board Diversity Scholarship Program was one of a range of initiatives run by the AICD aimed at improving the gender diversity of Australian boards.
“Almost one in five Australians report living with a disability which means the disability services sector touches the lives of millions of Australians,” Proust said.
“We know that diversity on boards leads to better governance outcomes, which is why we’re proud to be able to offer this scholarship to support women working in the disability sector."
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