Apply to be a participant

Interested in the Women's Leadership Initiative's Leadership & Mentoring program?

Applications for the 2021 program are now open and will close on 18 October 2020

All Pacific women Australia Awards scholars who will be enrolled at an Australian university / tertiary institution for the first semester of 2021 are eligible to apply. 

Applicants must be available to commence the program in Australia in February 2021 and available to travel again in the last week of September 2021.

Key 2020 program dates

18 October 2020 (Sunday)

2021 applications close

19 October – 15 November 2020

Shortlisting, interviews, reference checks

16 November 2020 onwards

Successful applicants notified

13 – 20 February 2021 (Saturday-Saturday)

First residential intensive: Canberra and Namadgi National Park, ACT*

19 – 25 September 2021 (Sunday-Saturday)

Second residential intensive: Clear Mountain Lodge, Clear Mountain, QLD*

February 2020 – August 2021

Ongoing mentoring, coaching and other tailored support to develop your leadership skills, knowledge and networks

*Subject to lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

Women with disabilities and /or from traditionally-marginalised groups are encouraged to apply. 

Participants will be required to commit up to 15 days’ face-to-face contact in two residential intensives (February and September 2021).

Some learning modules will be delivered between residential intensives. These are flexible but do require internet access. 

Eligible Pacific countries

We encourage applications from women who are citizens from any of the following Pacific Island countries:

Cook Islands  Nauru  Solomon Islands 
Federated States of Micronesia Niue Tokelau 
Fiji Palau Tonga
French Polynesia Papua New Guinea Tuvalu
Kiribati Republic of Marshall Islands Vanuatu
New Caledonia Samoa Wallis & Futuna

Ready to Apply?

It is strongly recommended that you read "What you need to apply" (click on the box below) and draft responses to the longform example questions before starting your application, as you are not able to save as you go.