This week we announced the recipients of 100 mentoring scholarships for female business owners who are driving economic impact across the country.
Each scholarship recipient received a year-long mentorship with a high calibre business mentor as part of the our Inspiring Rare Birds mentoring program.
None of this would’ve been possible without the support of the Office for Women, and the Minister herself congratulated the winners of the scholarships saying she was proud that the Government was supporting Australian business women through the Inspiring Rare Birds program.
“There are so many talented female entrepreneurs out there, from all over Australia, from all different backgrounds. This mentoring program is a great opportunity for female entrepreneurs to learn new skills from experienced mentors, expand their networks and enhance their businesses.”
– Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.
Our selection committee had to choose from more than 300 submissions which were received from women all over Australia. The entries were so varied with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, applicants from a rural, regional or remote area, refugee or migrants, and applicants from a low socio-economic background.
I can’t wait to see all of you fly and am so grateful to the Australian Government for funding these scholarships. It’s been great to see you all sharing the news with the community as well!
— Leah Boucher (@chiefexecdiva) August 15, 2017
— Kathryn Harris (@HarrisBusSol) August 15, 2017
— Simone Kain (@simonekain) August 15, 2017
These scholarships bring us once step closer to realising our vision of one million women entrepreneurs by 2020.
– Jo Burston #JoOnTheGo
Serial entrepreneurs, C-Suite leaders and industry experts who would like to mentor one of these outstanding female founders go to our mentoring page. To check out the full list of recipients click here.