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The Clean Energy Council in collaboration with Monash Business School is committed to playing a key role in closing the gender gap in senior leadership positions across Australia and empowering women to enter senior leadership roles across the clean energy industry is a key component to this goal.

For the second year running, the Clean Energy Council and Monash Business School are offering the Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus 2020 grant. The scholarship offers women in leadership roles in the renewables industry a chance to take part in this transformative program designed to empower women by developing their leadership and communication skills to address key challenges faced by women in the workplace.

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 6 December.

Program details – Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus

The Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus program is designed to transform female leaders by addressing the leadership and communication challenges facing women in the workplace, with a specific focus on enhancing their negotiating and public speaking skills. It is for women who want to step up and increase their profile within the clean energy industry.

The week-long program includes optional mindfulness and yoga practice as well as post-program peer mentoring. The successful applicant will join the Your Leadership Voice community of alumni from the four previous programs.

The scholarship covers the full fee of the Monash Business School’s Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus week-long intensive program. Applicants must be able to commit to attending the week-long intensive version of the program in Melbourne from 17 - 22 May and the additional peer mentoring follow-up (completed remotely) which takes place post-program. The Clean Energy Council will cover the cost of travel and accommodation if the chosen applicant is required to travel from interstate. For further program details visit the Monash Business School’s website.

The Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus scholarship is suitable for women looking to:

  • develop their leadership skills
  • hone their communication skills and build confidence at work
  • develop better negotiation skills
  • develop public speaking skills
  • raise their public profile at events in the clean energy industry.

They must have:

Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus Scholarship - eligibility and selection criteria

The successful applicant will meet the following selection criteria:

  • Be a current employee of a CEC Member company.
  • Possess 5 years experience in the renewable energy industry
  • At least 3 years experience in a leadership role in the renewable energy industry
  • How have you demonstrated your commitment to the renewable energy industry? Examples include explanation of contribution to business goals/task force/working groups/projects, further education, achievements in the sector (awards, public acknowledgements etc)
  • How have you demonstrated leadership potential and capability in the renewable energy industry? Examples include experience in management/supervision roles, community roles, committee chair, etc.
  • How have you demonstrated a commitment to enhancing your professional profile and advancing your career? Examples include speaking at public forums and conferences, joining the CEC WiR speakers guide, networking events, participation in external committee/working groups.
  • Briefly outline of what you hope to achieve from attending Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus and how this learning experience will advance your career and professional profile.
  • Are available on the required dates, willing to commit to attending the program dates and willing to agree to participate in promotional material for Monash University and Women in Renewables.
  • If successful, free to have a selection interview on 28 January 2020.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit the following:

  • a cover letter addressing the above requirements and selection criteria and detailing why you seek this opportunity
  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae
  • a letter from a referee of no more than two pages that:
    • attests their confidence in your ability to successfully complete the requirements of the program
    • explains how this program will support your career progression
    • shares anything else they may deem relevant to your application.

Applications close Friday 6 December 2019. The successful applicant will be announced by the Clean Energy Council on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

If you would like more information, please email [email protected]

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Applications must be submitted before midnight AEDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Please upload PDF attachments and ensure the file names are clearly labelled with your name and the content (e.g., CV Sally Smith).