Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Scholarship | Behind Closed Doors

Entrepreneurs Scholarship – Adelaide

In 2017, thanks to an Australian Government Grant, BCD has two Entrepreneur Scholarships to award in Adelaide. Like Our 2016 Entrepreneur Scholarship recipient Marie Sulda, Kaleidoscopic Travel, our 2017 Scholarship will award 2 x fully funded 12-month BCD Entrepreneur memberships valued at more than $5,500,

To launch the 2017 scholarships, you are invited to join us at a networking lunch Scholarships, Success and Sharing June 20, 2017.

 

Nominations for the 2017 Scholarship will open in June 2017 with the winner to be announced September 5, 2017. 

Key Dates

  • Scholarships, Success and Sharing Networking Launch: June 20, 2017
  • Applications Open: June 20, 2017
  • Applications Close: TBC
  • Finalist Judging: TBC
  • Winner Announcement: Tuesday 5 September 2017

About BCD Entrepreneurs

The behind closed doors Entrepreneurs membership was created in response to a need for female business owners and entrepreneurs to have a support network where they can discuss strategies, issues and challenges in a totally confidential environment, while at the same time encourage each other to extend themselves further to achieve and succeed in their business ventures.

The membership aims to:

  • Deliver practical management and leadership sessions to generate more effective business owners and leaders.
  • Provide a confidential business owner’s support network.
  • Expand and broaden networks and business relationships.
  • Extend individuals personally and professionally.
  • Encourage and support members to nominate for Board and committee positions.
  • Mentor peers to accept greater business challenges.
  • Assist members to participate in awards programs such as the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
  • Increase the expertise of female business owners and entrepreneurs.

What will the Scholarship winner receive?

The Scholarship winner will receive a 12-month membership to behind closed doors Entrepreneurs. Groups meet 10 times a year for a three-hour session (from 12pm to 3pm) at a Boardroom located on the premises of one of our supporters. Each session includes a light lunch. As a bcd Entrepreneur you will also receive:

  • Automatic inclusion into the BoardDirect register
  • Access to a select executive and business owners women’s network.
  • Professional and personal development in a stimulating environment.
  • Exposure and introductions to senior people in business and government.
  • Private sessions with local identities and guest speakers.
  • Opportunities to discuss strategies, issues and challenges in a supportive women’s forum.
  • Invitations to quarterly Businesswomen’s Connexions (network) functions.
  • Opportunities for Board Directorships.
  • Mentoring with a behind closed doors Executive group member.

Eligibility

behind closed doors Entrepreneurs is designed for female business owners and entrepreneurs who are leading a team of employees. To be eligible you must currently own and operate a small to medium size business, with a minimum turnover of $250,000 per annum, and can demonstrate:

  • Entrepreneurship and leadership ability
  • Why the scholarship will benefit you
  • How the scholarship will benefit your business

Applications

To apply for the behind closed doors Entrepreneurs scholarship please submit

  • in 1,000 words or less your suitability to the above eligibility;
  • a one-page curriculum vitae; and
  • a high resolution head/shoulders photo
  • Applications to be emailed to scholarship@behindcloseddoors.com
  • PLEASE NOTE – Once your email is sent to behind closed doors you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this confirmation, we have not received your nomination. If you experience any difficulties in uploading your nomination, please contact us.

Applications close:  TBC August 2017

Nominations

If you know someone that would benefit from a behind closed doors membership, why not nominate them today.

To nominate a business woman for a behind closed doors scholarship, please email the following four items to scholarship@behindcloseddoors.com

  • Name of the business woman you are nominating
  • Their Title/Company Name
  • Their Business contact details, including email and telephone number
  • Your name and contact details

We will let them know they have been nominated and request them to complete an application.

Finalist Interviews

Shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their eligibility to a panel of judges. Finalists interviews will take place at Rose Park on a date TBC in August 2017.

Announcement

The two winners of the behind closed doors Entrepreneurs scholarships will be announced at a behind closed door Connexions event on the evening of Tuesday, 5 September 2017.

The winner must be:

  • Open to receiving publicity for winning the Scholarship
  • Available for finalist interviews
  • Available to commence the behind closed doors Entrepreneurs scholarship in October 2017.

Enquiries

For any enquiries, please contact behind closed doors National Program Manager, Kristy Ashton on 08 8333 4303 or email scholarship@behindcloseddoors.com

For details of how you can join behind closed doors as a member, please contact behind closed doors on 08 8333 4303 or info@behindcloseddoors.com

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