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2019 Women of Achievement Award

Award winner Mary-Anne Goyder with Director General, Lisa RodgersThe Women of Achievement Award recognises a woman who demonstrates outstanding leadership and contributes to education throughout their career with the Department of Education. 

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Achievement Award are now open.

Is there someone you know who:

  • stands out as exemplary in their role?
  • has made a significant contribution to public education?
  • has demonstrated exemplary leadership?
  • has significant professional achievements?
  • deserves recognition?

Find out about how you can recognise someone you know has made a significant contribution to public education.

Closing date 27 September 2019.

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2020 Rising Leaders: Emerging Women in Leadership

Group shot of program participantsRising Leaders: Emerging Women in Leadership is designed to enhance women’s knowledge of, and confidence in, their leadership capabilities and provide learning opportunities that contribute to personal and professional growth.

As part of the Department’s Equity and Diversity Management Strategy, the Department offered 20 partially funded places in this program.

Applications will open 20 September 2019.

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2019 Women in Leadership: Leading with Influence and Impact

Group shot of program participantsWomen in Leadership: Leading with Influence and Impact is designed to provide participants with an evidence-based approach to developing leadership mindsets and skills required to successfully navigate the leadership pipeline.  Participants will explore learning agility and its importance in creating a high-performing team culture.

As part of the Department’s Equity and Diversity Management Strategy, the Department offered 20 partially funded places in this program.

Applications have now closed.

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Women in Leadership alumni

Group shot of program participantsThe Women in Leadership alumni has been formed to maintain and enhance a highly engaged, vibrant community that works actively to promote and support women aspiring to leadership positions and to publicly acknowledge the significant achievements of its members.

Membership of the alumni is initially by invitation to those who have participated in Women in Leadership programs. Membership may then be extended to include those in senior leadership positions (Level 5 and above [Education Act] and Level 7 and above [Public Service Award]).

Alumni will have access to a Connect Community, events that support the Rising Leaders program, opportunities to mentor others and guest speaker events.    

Through the alumni, networks will be developed and strengthened, with positive professional relationships not based on work level and position. Skills and knowledge related to leadership will be enhanced and mentoring may occur within the group.

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Further information

For further information, please contact Alison Cole at the Leadership Institute on 9413 3330 or email



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