2024 Governance Institute & CEW Emerging Director Scholarship

Applications open 1 July 2024
Applications closed 30 September 2024


Effective Director Course

Course type

Short course (6 half-days)



Open to

Executive women leaders and
aspiring board directors


Online, Australia

Partnered with

Governance Institute of Australia

In partnership with CEW, Governance Institute of Australia is offering a scholarship for executive women on the cusp of transitioning into board directorship, in any industry. The chosen Scholar will attend Governance Institute of Australia’s Effective Director Course, which will be offered online as a live Zoom with facilitators and your peers part-time from 3 – 12 December 2024.

The course combines theory and practical insight to support an emerging director to excel in their role. This scholarship is designed to accelerate the career progression of aspiring or newly appointed directors, and to hone the skills of executive women leaders who report into a board. Find out more about the Effective Directors Course here and the specific course offered to the successful candidate held in December 2024 here


Who should apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:
Mid to senior leaders in any sector (i.e., CEO, or no more than three levels down from CEO)
Five or more years’ experience managing teams of five or more people
A commitment to corporate governance
Australian or New Zealand citizens, permanent residents of Australia, holders of a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
Has qualified for a bachelor or higher degree from an Australian University or for an equivalent qualification from an approved Australian higher education provider [as defined by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)] or recognised overseas university or higher education provider
Can provide appropriate evidence of general and professional qualifications or vocational experience
Inclusions and Obligations
This scholarship covers course fees
The successful candidate must commit to attend the whole course
The successful candidate is required to write a report about her scholarship experience and may be asked to speak at CEW events
On completion of the course, the successful candidate will automatically become a member of the CEW alumni community, Connect Women, and will be eligible to apply for Affiliated membership with the Governance Institute

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