Australian Red Cross’s Rebecca Cunningham Awarded BCD Scholarship

Rebecca CunninghamRegional Manager for Australian Red Cross, Rebecca Cunningham, located in the South Australian town of Gladstone has been announced recipient of Behind Closed Doors’ (BCD) “Profit for Purpose” Scholarship in Adelaide for 2019. The Scholarship has been awarded to 12 women since 2015, Rebecca being the first regional winner.

Founder and Managing Director of the respected professional development and peer coaching & mentoring company, Donny Walford, said the 12-month Scholarship was awarded to a successful female executive in the Profit for Purpose sector to further expand and challenge current leadership and business practices.

“Profit for Purpose organisations are critical to our society and we are delighted to provide an opportunity to a female executive working in the sector.” Ms Walford said.

Rebecca Cunningham has proven to be an innovator and champion of change. She is passionate about her industry and determined to make a difference to the lives of the people that utilise the services of Australian Red Cross.

In application for the Scholarship, Rebecca said living regionally can provide obstacles to be able to collaborate and network with other like-minded women outside of her own organisation.

“This opportunity will mean I will be able to connect with others and continue to grow and develop professionally. ” Rebecca said.

Ms Walford said “The BCD Executive membership will provide Rebecca with a professional sounding board of peers to help mentor and coach her both professionally and personally. We are delighted to provide this valuable opportunity to a regional recipient.”

BCD Executive Members meet with a small cohort of like-minded women 11 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 recipient receives a 12-month fully funded behind closed doors Executive membership valued at more than $7,500.

Two runner-up awards providing a complimentary one-hour mentoring session with BCD Founder and Managing Director Donny Walford were awarded to Michelle Gheorghiu of Minda and Sabine Kloss of Animal Welfare League.

Behind closed doors, celebrating 10 years of supporting women in 2018, has awarded some $350,000 in scholarships to women since awarding the first scholarship to Adelaide Entrepreneur Anna Dimond of Palas Jewellery in 2012.


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

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