Perth 2017 Scholarshipbehind closed doors is on the search for an aspiring female leader in Perth who is seeking an opportunity to both challenge and stretch herself in her career to receive its 2017 Luminaries Scholarship.

The second of it’s kind to be offered in Perth, behind closed doors Managing Director, Donny Walford, said it presented a great opportunity for women to expand their leadership and management skills in preparation for the next step in their career.

“The scholarship takes the form of a 12-month behind closed doors Luminaries membership and is valued at more than $5,500,” Ms Walford said.

“The Luminaries membership was created in response to a growing need by emerging women in leadership who are interested in moving into senior management and executive roles. The membership provides a unique support network where members discuss professional challenges, ideas and insights in a totally confidential environment and encourage each other to extend themselves further to achieve and succeed in their careers.

“The scholarship recipient will join a group to be facilitated by a leading WA businesswomen. behind closed doors Facilitators draw on extensive experiences working in senior management, executive and board roles in a variety of industries.”

behind closed doors has been providing Luminaries scholarships in Adelaide for seven years. This scholarship will be the second of it’s kind to be offered in Perth, the Scholarship was previously awarded to Natalie Wallace, Manager – Commercial WA & NT, Santos in 2013.

The Luminaries membership provides a three-hour group mentoring session, 10 times a year, at a Perth CBD boardroom. Members receive professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities as they seek to further their career in the areas of senior management, executive and board roles.

As part of the eligibility criteria, applicants must be businesswomen currently working in a leadership or people management role and aspire to move into a senior management or executive position.

A 1000 word application must be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday, 29 March 2017, with the winner to be announced at a behind closed doors Connexions networking event on Thursday, 27 April 2017.

More information on the scholarship can be found at:


Issued by: Penny Reidy, behind closed doors Marketing Manager,
(08) 8333 4303 or 0401 349 791

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