Women's Leadership Initiative

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) events and activities are now being held online or have been rescheduled to later in 2020. Please check back regularly for updates, or contact us here for further information.

The Women's Leadership Initiative offers Australia Awards emerging leaders from Pacific countries skills development and mentoring to build leadership capability and boost gender equality.

The Women's Leadership Initiative is a five-year, $5.4 million initiative of the Australian Government promoting women's leadership and building a future generation of women leaders in the Pacific region. From 2018, the Women’s Leadership Initiative is delivering a range of learning, networking and development opportunities to Australia Awards scholars from the Pacific studying at Australian universities and institutions.

This is helping scholars build their skills, networks and readiness to take on leadership roles in their workplaces, communities and countries. The Women's Leadership Initiative also aims to forge links between women leaders in the Pacific and Australia, deepening our relationships with our Pacific neighbours.

The program moulds and showcases hidden leadership skills and potentials that women have within themselves

Dorothy Jolly (PAPUA NEW GUINEA), WLI alumni

2020Current Cohort