ARA Women Leaders in Retail Scholarship

Applications now open
Applications close Sunday 24 July

A scholarship for women working in retail

CEW has partnered with the Australian Retailers Association to offer one Australian woman working in retail an incredible opportunity to study a leadership course at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

About the scholarship

The ARA Women Leaders in Retail CEW Scholarship is open to one mid to senior level woman working in the retail sector specifically, who has held their current senior managerial roles for at least five years.  The successful candidate will win a place at Harvard Business School undertaking the following course:

The Women’s Leadership Forum – Leadership – Programs – Executive Education – Harvard Business School (

Inclusions and obligations

 Who should apply?

  • Applicants must work in the retail sector and their organisation be an ARA member
  • Mid to senior executive (CEO, or no more than 3 levels down from CEO)
  • 5 or more years general management experience (i.e., business unit, line or functional management incorporating key responsibilities such as P&L management, strategic planning, and people leadership)
  • Endorsement from senior management or the Board of her organisation
  • Applicants must attend the prescribed Women’s Leadership Forum Harvard Business School course
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident