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Women in Water Leadership Program

Women and men have different yet complementary sets of skills in leadership, and it is this diversity of skills that we need to harness to manage the complex issues of our times, effectively.

Designed by women, for women

Women are under-represented at the leadership table, particularly across the STEM, policy and governance fields.

We also know that organisations with gender diversity in leadership out-perform those with largely male-dominated governance structures.

Women and men have different yet complementary sets of skills in leadership, and it is this diversity of skills that we need to harness to manage the complex issues of our times, effectively.

The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust offers a bespoke approach to women’s leadership – by offering a program just for women in the water and environmental management sector.  It largely follows the same approach as our Science to Policy Program, but offers time and space to learn, share and reflect on those challenges pertaining just to women.

“With all women, there was a complete lack of competition, it was 100% supportive. Hearing from the women speakers was really powerful.”

Women in Water Program participant

Applications for 2020 are NOW OPEN

Applications for the 2020 Women in Water Program are NOW OPEN. Applications close on 1 November 2019.

Session dates for the 2020 Women in Water Program are:

Session 1: 16-20 March 2020

Session 2: 18-22 May 2020

PLEASE NOTE: A requirement for accepting a place on the 2020 Women in Water Program is the commitment by the successful applicant to participate in a ‘post-program reflection workshop’ – 6-12 months after the program conclusion. This is a one day and one night workshop which aims to offer participants the opportunity to i) reconnect with each other and the program learnings ii) reflect (and capture the short-term impact of the program), and renew their leadership development aspirations.  This workshop is funded by the Peter Cullen Trust.

How to apply

“You are completely immersed, it enables you to break down barriers and this is about working through the process together. I’ve got more out of this two weeks than anything I’ve ever done, ever.”

Women in Water Program participant

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