Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program

As Victoria’s first and only female premier, the late Joan Kirner’s political legacy is characterised by her commitment to promoting women and reforming education.

Joan dedicated her career to mentoring many young people and women. The Victorian Government is recognising her legacy through the new Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program.

The Joan Kirner program will support up-and-coming female leaders to develop the critical skills, networks and experiences required to advance their leadership careers.

The 2017 Program

Twenty one women from across Victoria have been selected to participate in the inaugural Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program. The 21 individuals have exceptional leadership potential and were selected from over 250 applicants.

This opportunity will empower women to progress as influential leaders in their communities, sectors and areas of interest.

The 21 successful participants for 2017 are:

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent Ms Michaela Epstein Ms Krista Seddon Ms Linh Do
Ms Michelle Isles Dr Rebecca Koss Ms Stephanie Lai Miss Caitlyn Hoggan
Ms Sarah Sheridan Miss Morgan Cataldo Ms Tayla McKechnie Ms Rachel Toovey
Ms Keicha Day Ms Maddi Miller Ms Melissa Saunders Ms Penny Scott
Ms Safa Almarhoun Ms Alisha Fernando Miss Amna Iqbal Ms Whitney Yip
Ms Khayshie Tilak Ramesh

Further information

For general enquiries about the Joan Kirner ‘Young and Emerging Women Leaders program’ please contact Leadership Victoria on 03 9651 6590 or info@leadershipvictoria.org.

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