The scholarship was initiated when BCD was approached by the Board of Jawun, a program created to increase the capacity of Indigenous leaders, organisations and communities to achieve their own development goals.
Jawun works on a partnership model which emphasises working with Indigenous people, rather than simply providing services to them. In an effort to move away from a passive welfare economy Jawun works to provide skills and expertise enabling the indigenous community the opportunity to take ownership of their own future.
Established in July 2008, the behind closed doors Executive membership is exclusively for high level businesswomen to expand their knowledge and to share their vast amount of business experience within their peer group. The Executive Program was formed for executive women and business owners so that members could speak openly and honestly about current and emerging issues businesswomen are faced with every day, with a group of like-minded women.
The membership’s objectives aim to:
• Provide a confidential businesswomen’s support network
• Mentor peers to accept greater professional challenges
• Provide an avenue for appropriate, challenging, executive and board level, cross industry, experiential learning from a group of outstanding business people
• Create a virtual board scenario where issues/challenges can be tabled with a high calibre, invaluable and diverse sounding board, in a strictly confidential environment
• Deliver professional development sessions to extend members personally and professionally
• Keep abreast of legislation, executive and directors issues and challenges, governance and best practice
The winners of the Indigenous Scholarship will be assigned to a behind closed doors Executive group in Adelaide. The Executive groups are facilitated by high level, experienced Executives and Board Directors. The groups meet 11 times a year and each session runs for three hours in a Boardroom located in the CBD.
The winner of the behind closed doors Indigenous scholarship will also receive:
• A professional sounding board in a safe environment to speak openly and honestly about their challenges, strategies and issues
• Access to a select executive women’s network and referral sources
• 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
• Invitations to Quarterly Businesswomen’s Connexions (network) functions
• Opportunities for Board Directorships
For any enquiries, please contact behind closed doors on +61 8 8333 4303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about our inaugural recipient of the 2016 Indigenous Scholarship, Aunty Eunice Aston.