EA Scholarship 2017behind closed doors is on the search for an Adelaide based Executive/ Personal Assistant (EA/PA) who is seeking an opportunity to both challenge and stretch herself in her career to receive its 2017 Executive Assistant’s Scholarship.

Since 2013, behind closed doors has offered the annual scholarship of a 12-month Executive Assistant’s membership in Adelaide that provides opportunities to develop professional skills and networks.

The 2016 scholarship was awarded to Jemma Buck, EA to the Director and Chief Executive, Adelaide Fringe. Applications are now open for 2017.

In launching the scholarship search, behind closed doors Managing Director, Donny Walford said, “EA and PA roles within an organisation are demanding, highly influential and they represent the thoughts and views of the Executive they support. Success as an EA doesn’t come easily.”

“To thrive within the upper echelons of an organisation, you must be able to work effectively with all kinds of people and forge strong business relationships.”

The scholarship takes the form of a 12-month behind closed doors Executive Assistant’s membership and is valued at more than $3,500. The group meets 10 times a year with each morning session running for two hours at an Adelaide CBD boardroom.

Facilitated by Susan Raphael, who draws on extensive experiences working in senior management roles, members receive a unique opportunity for group mentoring amongst peers employed in a variety of industries. Regular guest speakers provide members an opportunity to build on and expand the skills required specifically for a highly effective EA.

As part of the eligibility criteria, applicants must be businesswomen currently working in an Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant role who aspire to extend themselves further to achieve and succeed in their environment.

A 1000 word application must be submitted by 5pm, Friday, 31 March 2017, with the winner to be announced at the behind closed doors Administrative Professionals Day Morning Tea on Friday, 5 May 2017.

Managers are encouraged to nominate their EA/PA to be considered for the scholarship.

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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