Women in Water Leadership Program

We need to harness the full diversity of skills and perspectives in our society in order to manage the complex issues of our times, effectively.

We need to harness the full diversity of skills and perspectives in our society in order 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.

We need to harness the full diversity of skills and perspectives in our society in order 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 the Peter Cullen Trust 2022 Women in Water Leadership Program will open in September 2021.

The Peter Cullen Trust 2022 Women in Water Leadership Program will be offered across two sessions:

Session 1: 14-18 March 2022

Session 2: 16-20 May 2022

PLEASE NOTE: A requirement for accepting a place on the 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

To apply for a position in the program, please read the below factsheets, download and complete the application form and return to the Trust prior to the application closing date.

Information for applicants

Information for sponsoring organisations

Program Application Form

“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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