Applications for the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program

Applications for the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program are now open.
Nothing meant more to Joan than seeing young, talented women succeed.

As Victoria’s first and only female Premier, Joan’s legacy is characterised by her commitment to promoting and mentoring talented women.

In partnership with Leadership Victoria, the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program will award scholarships to 25 of Victoria’s outstanding young and rising female leaders, who represent the key areas reflective of Joan’s passions.

We are calling on young women (aged 18-40) to apply for this opportunity to progress as influential leaders in their communities, sectors and areas of interest.
Recipients will have access to a comprehensive program including formal training, peer learning and mentoring opportunities, enabling them to develop the critical skills, networks and experiences they need to become influential leaders in their workplaces and communities.

The program supports women in areas Joan cared deeply about.
– Education
– Environment
– Women’s health
– Western suburbs of Melbourne
– Supporting Aboriginal women’s leadership
– Supporting culturally diverse leaders

Applications close Monday 3 July 2027

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