Final scholarships announced

Applications for the final 40 scholarships in the third round of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ diversity scholarship program will open in February 2015.

In a first, the scholarships will be awarded to females working in male-dominated industries such as mining.

The scholarships are aimed at supporting and developing the executive and/or professional director careers of women and successful applicants will receive scholarships for the Company Directors Course and Foundations of Directorship program.

Since its inception in 2010, 240 women have been awarded scholarships to complete Company Directors’ programs and many have subsequently gained board positions.

As at 31 December 2014, the percentage of women on boards of S&P/ASX 200 companies reached 19.3 per cent, having increased significantly since 2010.

However, while these figures are the highest they have been in Australia, there is still a long way to go, with a total of 35 boards in the ASX 200 still not having any female board representation.

To register your interest in the sector development scholarships please click here.