Perth Entrepreneur Allison Selman Announced Recipient of 2018 Scholarship

Allison SelmanEntrepreneurial Perth businesswoman Allison Selman, Director of engineering consulting company Atteris Pty Ltd, has been announced recipient of a 12-month professional development scholarship with national business women’s membership behind closed doors (BCD).

The prized scholarship awards a female Perth entrepreneur the opportunity to tap into the considerable business acumen of some of the state’s leading businesswomen through Behind Closed Doors’ professional development, peer to peer mentoring and networking membership.

“BCD is a professional development membership connecting businesswomen nationally and the Entrepreneurs scholarship is highly prized as one of our most successful initiatives,” BCD Founder and Managing Director, Ms Walford, said.

“Scholarship recipients emerge a 12-month membership with enhanced personal and professional skills that contribute to the increased success and sustainability of their business venture.”

Allison Selman accepted a Director position with Atteris Pty Ltd in July 2017 and shares the leadership of the engineering consulting company with four colleagues.

In application for the scholarship Allison said she was looking for an opportunity to tap into improved abilities and skills that will enable her to become a stronger leader, make better business decisions and expand her professional network.

Ms Selman said, “The BCD membership will provide support and professional skills to navigate my new directorship position, as well as improve my leadership of the growing not-for-profit Women in Subsea and Engineering group.”

The scholarship provides a 12-month fully funded BCD Entrepreneurs membership valued at more than $6,000. Members are placed into a cohort of fellow female business owners/entrepreneurs to meet for three hours, eight times a year, with a highly accomplished Facilitator and Program Director.

A runner up prize providing an hour of mentoring was awarded to Wendy Scott-Hamilton, Senior Manager Macquarie Bank.

BCD has also awarded Entrepreneur scholarships to businesswomen in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney with recipients being announced over the coming month.

Applications to award a scholarship to a female Executive working for a Not for Profit organisation will open in mid September.

For further information on how to apply or nominate for a BCD scholarship, along with eligibility criteria, visit

Issued by: Penny Reidy, behind closed doors, 0401 349 791

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