Is it time you moved outside your comfort zone?

Take your executive leadership skills to a whole new level with one of 3 CEW scholarships to attend the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School in Philadelphia in 2020.

About the program

In today’s complex, fast-paced, competitive environment, executives must be adept at moving quickly to build new leadership capabilities. Wharton's Executive Development Program prepares fast-track leaders to move from mastery of one focused area to success in a broader role, priming them for greater leadership responsibility in large companies and organisations. During two intense, transformative weeks, participants will expand their business acumen in key areas while benefiting from the expertise of global participants from a wide variety of industries, functional areas, cultures, and geographical regions. For more information, visit The Wharton School.

Program dates

1-13 November 2020 & March 2021

Inclusions and obligations

The scholarships include course fees, return economy class flights, accommodation, and most meals. Applicants must commit to attending the course on the dates specified. The successful applicants must provide a report about their scholarship experience, and may also be required to speak at CEW events.

Who should apply?

We are seeking women who now lead key parts of their organisation and aspire to top leadership positions. The Program is aimed at functional, country, or unit managers preparing to take on broader responsibilities that require leading outside their areas of education or experience. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:

  • Senior executive (i.e. Global or Regional lead, CEO, or no more than 3 levels down from CEO) in the private, public or not-for-profit sector
  • 6 or more years experience managing teams of 5 or more people, including managers
  • 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)
  • Australian citizen or resident

Women who work in start-ups or entrepreneurial roles are encouraged to apply.

"Wharton exposed me to the best and latest global thinking in strategy, leadership and more."
Maryanne Kelly, 2019 CEW Scholar