Founder and Managing Director of the respected professional development and mentoring company, Donny Walford, said the 12-month fully funded BCD Executive membership provides an opportunity to further expand and challenge leadership and business practices in a supportive environment designed for female executives.
“Profit for Purpose organisations play a vital role in our society, this scholarship provides an opportunity for both the recipient and the organisation to build networks and strengthen its leadership team.” Ms Walford said.
Caroline Watt, a highly experienced Executive who leads teams of professionals, managers and support staff at one of Western Australia’s leading disability services organisations, impressed the judges with her enthusiasm to embrace change.
In application for the scholarship Ms Watt said the opportunity would be significant in providing her with the network, strategic focus and increased personal confidence to continue her leadership journey as a significant contributor to disability services in WA.
“This scholarship will enable me to increase my profile and influence within our community.” Ms Watt said.
BCD Executive Members meet with a small cohort of like-minded women eight times a year with a highly skilled and experienced Facilitator and Program Director. Members are challenged to set goals, be held accountable and aspire for greater levels of achievement in both their professional and personal life.
The award comprises a 12-month fully funded membership valued at more than $7,500.
Two runners up BCD Profit for Purpose scholarships, each providing an hour of mentoring, were awarded to Fran Haintz, Executive Officer Glass Jar Australia, and Lisa Longman, Operations Manager The Young Boxing Woman Project.
Following the receipt of an Australian Government Grant, BCD in 2017 has doubled its scholarship offering with a matching Grant now in place. Some 30 scholarships are being awarded across Australia to provide opportunities for professional development, peer to peer mentoring and networking for women in business.
Further details of the BCD scholarship program can be found at www.behindcloseddoors.com/scholarships
Issued by: Penny Reidy, Marketing Manager, Behind Closed Doors on 8333 4303 or 0401 349 791 www.behindcloseddoors.com