Hydrix’ Stephanie Miles Awarded Melbourne Professional Development Scholarship

Stephanie Miles Melbourne Luminaries WinnerMELBOURNE: Stephanie Miles, Regulatory Manager at Hydrix, has been announced recipient of behind closed doors’ (BCD) Luminaries (managers/team leaders) Scholarship providing 12-months fully funded membership to the coveted professional development, peer to peer mentoring and networking organisation.

Announcing the winner at a businesswomen’s networking event, BCD Founder and Managing Director, Donny Walford, said the 12-month scholarship provides a great opportunity for woman seeking access to insights, knowledge, support and high-level networks in their professional development journey.

“I extend my congratulations to our winner, Stephanie Miles,” Ms Walford said. “Stephanie volunteers her time as a Biomedical Engineer Student Mentor at the University of Melbourne, sits on an industry advisory group and shows a determination to learn from other like-minded women.”

Stephanie is passionate about the development of medical devices and the medtech industry. She is especially driven by the fact that a single medical device has the potential to improve lives across the globe.

In her written application Ms Miles, a biomedical engineer, said “The BCD Luminaries Scholarship is an opportunity to discuss challenges and ideas in a supportive environment, allowing me to continue to extend myself personally and professionally.”

“I would embrace the opportunity to gain insight into the skillset and leadership traits required to succeed in senior leadership and executive/board positions.”

The Scholarship offers businesswomen the opportunity to expand their leadership and management skills through a 12-month membership to BCD Luminaries, valued at more than $5,500.

Members meet for three hours, ten times a year, for peer to peer mentoring, professional development and networking with like-minded women. Outside of these sessions further professional development, networking and mentorship opportunities are provided to members amongst the wider BCD community.

Ms Walford concluded, “One of the major aims of the BCD membership is to increase women’s representation on Boards, committees and in executive roles. BCD has an enviable track record with some 57% of Executive members successfully gaining board roles and 56% having received promotions.”

A second 12-month fully funded scholarship was awarded to WorleyParson’s Friska Wirya and runner up awards given to Sophie Lefebvre, Junior Lawyer Foster Nicolson Lawyers and Rebecca Dickson, Lawyer at Melbourne Airport.

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.

As well as BCD funded scholarships, many organisations choose to run internal company scholarships in providing opportunities for their female leaders.

For more details about behind closed doors memberships visit www.behindcloseddoors.com


Issued by: Penny Reidy, Marketing Manager, Behind Closed Doors on 8333 4303 or 0401 349 791 or penny@behindcloseddoors.com

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