Diversity scholarship winners announced

Seventy new recipients of diversity scholarships under a joint Australian Institute of Company Directors and federal government program have been revealed.

More than 1,300 women from all states and territories applied for the latest scholarships, which will enable them to complete either the Company Directors Course or the Mastering the Boardroom program. 

The 70 winning recipients were unveiled by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash. They represent a broad spectrum of the community, from ASX listed companies to not-for-profit organisations and the political world. 

Each was selected based on their experience and leadership potential by a committee of representatives from Company Directors and in addition to completing one of the courses, each winner will also receive a free 12-month membership to Company Directors. 

“The success of our joint program continues to go from strength to strength,” said John H C Colvin, CEO and managing director at Company Directors.

“Since its inception in 2010, 240 outstanding women have been awarded scholarships to complete our courses and many have subsequently gained board positions.”

The final 40 scholarships in the third round of the program will, for the first time, be awarded to females in male-dominated sectors such as mining. Applications are due to open in February 2015. 

Earlier this year, 30 women from rural and remote areas were also granted scholarships. 

Click here to view the list of winners.