Sydney Profit for Purpose Female Executives Awarded Professional Development Scholarships

Joanne Mansfield 2017 Executive Sydney Scholarship Recipient

Joanna Mansfield

At a networking event held in Sydney last week CEO of WorldShare, Joanna Mansfield, and Meighan Heard, General Manager Governance and Legal of BaptistCare NSW and ACT, have been announced recipients of Behind Closed Doors’ (BCD) Sydney 2017 Profit for Purpose Executive Scholarship.

Founder and Managing Director of the professional development and peer to peer mentoring company, Donny Walford, said the 12-month Scholarship would assist the female executives grow their leadership and business skills as well as provide opportunities to develop both professionally and personally.

“Profit for Purpose organisations play a vital role in our society and are the social fabric that holds our community together.” Ms Walford said.

Meighan Heard, throughout the scholarship judging process, demonstrated a determined and passionate commitment to both her own growth and the growth of her organisation.

2017 Scholarship Recipient Meighan Heard

Meighan Heard

BCD Scholarships are awarded to businesswomen who will benefit the most from the opportunity consisting of 12-months peer to peer mentoring, professional development and networking.

“The membership will assist Meighan in her new senior role and provide an opportunity for greater professional success.” Ms Walford said.

Joanna Mansfield, recently appointed to the position of CEO WorldShare, is steering an organisation through a pivotal period of transformation. Surrounding herself with a network of fellow Executive women will provide a unique sounding board for her as she navigates the company’s success.

Ms Walford said “The BCD Executive membership will provide Joanna and Meighan with a professional sounding board and support network where they can discuss professional and personal issues, challenges and strategies in a totally confidential environment while, at the same time, encourage other members to extend themselves to achieve and succeed in new environments.”

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 two award recipients each receive a 12-month fully funded membership valued at more than $7,500.

Two runner up awards were presented to Dr Manisha Amin, CEO Media Access Australia and Noemi Barrazueta, Director CG Strategies.

BCD will award more than 30 Scholarships across Australia in 2017 in the categories of Executive Profit for Purpose, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Luminaries (Managers) and Executive Assistants. Details of BCD Scholarships can be found at

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

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