The Clean Energy Council is proud to announce the ten recipients of the 2022 Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership.
With over 200 submissions, each of the applications were reviewed by a scholarship committee and selected based on their demonstrated excellence in their field, commitment to the clean energy industry and leadership potential.
Each recipient will receive a fully funded scholarship to undertake one of two courses offered by Education Provider, Women & Leadership Australia. Three recipients will undertake the Executive Ready course, a seven-month development program for middle to senior leaders, and seven recipients will undertake the Leading Edge course, a four-month development program for early career leaders and managers.
The high number and quality of applications made the selection process very competitive. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the scholarship and for taking the time required to complete the application process.
Senior Research Fellow
The Australian National University
My goal is clear: to help decarbonise our energy system, putting energy users at the centre and distributing the economic benefits fairly to all Australians. I’m excited about helping to build a sustainable and fair energy system.
Kim van Hattum
Manager East Coast
Fortescue Future Industries
In the future, I hope to find opportunities to do further advocacy focused on attracting women to the engineering and construction sectors of the renewable energy industry, as that is where I have observed the greatest gender disparity and bias during my career.
Acting Director Technical Services
I am driven to succeed in stepping into a senior leadership role in Technical Services, to help show other young females in the energy sector that there is a role for them at the top of the commercial ladder, doing work they trained for and are passionate about.
The Leading Edge program will enhance my professional development and in doing so better enable me to empower others, in particular women, in the renewables industry.
Senior Carbon Coordinator
Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation
My experience working with people in remote communities sharpens my will to help shape this economy. Hearing the keen interest of First Nations people, but also their frustration at the complexity of this emerging industry reveals both the potential benefits and pitfalls of carbon abatement.
Head Of Technical Partnerships
I see involvement in the Leading Edge course as not only instrumental to my own professional growth, but also an opportunity for me to filter any learnings through to those I mentor now and, in the future, especially those who will play a key role supporting female leadership and balancing gender inequality.
I aspire to be a role model and actively seek to contribute to building increased diversity within the industry. I would like to achieve this through growing into more formal leadership roles that enable me to contribute to systemic change in ways that support a triple bottom line of improvements for people, profit, and planet.
Infrastructure Investment Analysis
I continue to see a shortfall of women and diversity in the industry and in STEM, and the perspective, skills and experience that can be contributed by these groups is an opportunity I believe is often being missed.
I feel having the opportunity such as the Chloe Munro Scholarship will give me more tools as part of my leadership journey to path the way to lead teams as a female leader in such a male dominated industry. To also aspire not only my daughter but the next generation of woman to promote change and lead with integrity.
Project Development Manager
I am passionate about becoming a leader to motivate and encourage women in a minority group to be brave, embrace challenges and most of all believe what you want to be instead of what society tells you.
We will be profiling all the incredible recipients here in early 2023, and we can't wait to share their excellence with you.
The scholarship is made possible by the generous support of our partners.
Chloe Munro AO was a leader and pioneer of the clean energy industry. Throughout her lifetime, she played an integral role in accelerating Australia’s transition to renewable energy and served as an inspiration to many – especially women working in the sector.
On 25 August 2021, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning hosted a commemoration of Chloe’s exceptional career and life achievements. The video of the commemoration can be viewed below.