FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS PROGRAM

The career kick starter for our future change makers and dream chasers.

The Future Female Leaders Program brings together education and industry to change the game for our future female visionaries and change makers.

This 6 month program enables and empowers our female leaders of tomorrow by equipping them NOW with the skills, experiences and conversations they need to succeed in a complex, uncertain and ambiguous world. A world where they CAN and WANT to be the difference. Be the game changers. Be the dreamers AND the doers.

Putting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the heart and centre of the program is one of its key points of difference. Each participant selects a UN Sustainable Development Goal that they are the most passionate about and create and build a social impact project tackling that goal. With the support of their mentor’s guidance and armed with the invaluable skills they learn throughout the program they bring their social impact project to life.

Our pilot year in 2021 saw social projects tackle significant global issues including; climate change, youth homelessness, mental health issues stemming from negative body image, equality around education opportunities and more.

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THE WHY

Simple. Because we can, we should and we so desperately want our world to experience all that our future female leaders have to offer it. The more barriers we can move out of their ways now, the easier the path for them to pave and to succeed.

We want our future female leaders to learn the key leadership and life skills that they need to thrive NOW, not letting them hit the workplace at 18 years old unprepared for the challenges that they will be presented with. We see the critical importance of the school curriculum, yet place equal importance on the immeasurable life skills that our future generation also need to learn. We remember learning it the hard way ourselves. Looking back at our 16-year-old selves and thinking of the advice we wished we’d been given – if only we knew it then.

THE WHO

Our Program Participants

We are looking for Female Year 11 (year 10 by exception) High School students with the drive and ambition to lead and make a difference.
Participants can be based from all across Western Australia, but must be available to invest time into the program across the 6 months between March – September 2022. Your school will need to support your attendance at monthly workshops (virtual and face to face) across the program.
If you are a student keen to get involved in the program in 2022, you can express your interest here and we will let you know when formal applications open.

Businesses, Organisations and Schools

The program brings together forward thinking, progressive and visionary Businesses, Schools and Organisations all across Australia who are ready to stop talking, and start acting.
There are 3 major ways that you can get involved:

More information on which support opportunity is right for you is below.

HOW DOES IT WORK

The program structure takes a purposefully blended approach to learning ensuring the participants remain engaged and motivated. This incorporates; face to face workshops, online live webinars, self-paced learning tutorials, 1:1 mentor sessions with a woman from Industry, monthly online group power coaching circles, special guests and ‘pitch night’ events with experts from industry. In addition to this, the participants apply their learnings through the development of a personal social impact project that they present at the graduation celebration at the conclusion of the program.
Key topics of learning have been selected based on significant research from the World Economic Forum around the Future Fit skills required for our leaders.

These incorporate:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Awareness
  • Purpose
  • Navigating Change and Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Emotional, Social and Cultural Intelligence
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration

Additionally, the short, self-paced online tutorials or power circle special guests presented by Industry experts also cover some of the key business and life skills required for success:

  • Money Management
  • Networking and Personal Branding
  • Understanding Risk and Compliance
  • Systems, Processes and Working Effectively
  • Presenting with Impact
  • Dealing with Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome

I have loved hearing about the issues that matter most to young people today and getting an understanding of how our youth view the world. I’ve also really enjoyed seeing the fast development and shaping of ideas happening in real time. The genuine intent of these young ladies to make a difference in a world that is full of challenges, has been refreshing and inspiring to see.

Lena Constantine | Mentor

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

Being a part of the Future Female Leaders’ program has truly opened my eyes to what opportunities I have available to me and the control I have over creating a life and a job I want for the future.

It has provided me with skills and knowledge that I will be able to apply to my everyday life and whatever field of work I choose to move into. These skills will provide me with the opportunity to continuously grow as a person and as an entrepreneur as I am faced with new and different situations.

Eleanor McNamara | Mentee

Peter Moyes Anglican Community School

I love that it is a program for females and is extremely practical, with a focus on real-world problems and solutions designed to set these young women up for the future. The content has been fun and engaging, and everyone has such a positive attitude.

Lia Steeger | Mentor

BGIS

Being a part of this program has inspired me in so many ways, from meeting other young women and learning to network, to planning my social project. I have found ways to use my strengths in a meaningful way, and developed skills I didn’t even know I had. The content in the tutorials and the social enterprise aspect have taught me how to step out of my comfort zone and lead with direction, with accountability and clear communication.

Kamesha Jones | Mentee

Shenton College

It’s the program I wish was around when I was in school! The ability for the girls to apply what they are learning in their workshops to a practical project that they feel passionate about is really powerful. The learnings from every venture we undertake in our careers become arrows in the quiver for the next venture, so this program is such a great way to get the girls started on their entrepreneurial journey early so they are well prepared for their exciting careers ahead.

Erlyn Dale | Mentor

Azalea Consulting

The Future Female Leaders Program has allowed me to experience new things, and helped me gain self confidence and leadership skills for the future. They’ve taught me how to make a successful organisation and team, and allowed me to meet amazing people who helped me with my project, as well as taught me the skills I need for the future.

Jazzmyne Gatt | Mentee

Belridge Secondary College

Being a part of this program has meant learning how to lead others and learning how to be the leader of my own future and life, instead of following other people. It has allowed me to accomplish the things I have wanted to for years and allowed me to get out a message that is incredibly important to me by giving me the skills and the opportunities to do so. For my future, it has given me the opportunity to see what I am capable of doing and becoming outside of just academics. It has given me skills that will not only help me in this part of my life, but continue to help me become a strong leader and team member in all aspects of my life and working future.

Ajia Crosby | Mentee

Albany Senior High School

I WANT IN – HOW CAN I HELP?

If you are a Business, Organisation or a School and are ready to drive positive change for our future generation – Here’s how you can help.

#1 Become an Investor – Businesses, Organisations and Schools

Provide a Full Scholarship and placement for a future female leader for the duration of the 6 month program.

$5,392 ex GST

Who:

Schools, Businesses and Organisations

What:

Full Scholarship and placement for a girl for the duration of the program.

Benefits to the Investor:

  • 5 complimentary seats (valued at over $220 each) at Gala Dinner for you to host your guests and watch your participants get up on stage and showcase how they are going to change the world.
  • ‘Special Feature’ Spotlight post on all social media accounts showcasing your School or Organisation and how you are changing the game for female leaders.
  • Primary placement on Media Wall at Gala Event.
  • A Featured full page profile in Gala Event program guide.
  • Your School or Company logo to be included in all branding and materials throughout the program.
  • An Invitation to present briefly at the Gala event about your Company/School and why you are an employer or school of choice.
  • A fantastic Leadership Development opportunity for a female leader inside your organisation to play the role of mentor. If no mentor is available, we will provide an industry mentor.
  • A special invitation to a private midpoint program networking event with mentors, industry partners and other Perth business and leadership professionals.

Help bring this game changing program to life through your contribution by supporting the funding of things like learning tools, workshop support, contributor expertise and one on one support for the participants throughout the program.

$3160 ex GST

Who:

Businesses and Organisations

What:

Help bring this game changing program to life through your contribution by supporting the funding of things like learning tools, workshop support, contributor expertise and one on one support for the participants throughout the program.

Benefits to the Investor:

  • 3 complimentary seats (valued at over $220 each) at the Gala Dinner for you to host your guests and watch your participants get up on stage and showcase how they are going to change the world.
  • Placement on Media Wall at the Gala Event
  • A Featured half page profile in the Gala Event program guide.
  • Your Company logo to be included in all branding and materials throughout the program.
  • A Social media post on your Company and your involvement in the program.
  • A Special invitation to a private midpoint program networking event with mentors, industry partners and other Perth business and leadership professionals.

Show the girls your belief in them and cheer them on from the side by helping contribute to learning support materials, and helping keep the wheels turning on this one of a kind program.

$1000 ex GST

Who:

Businesses and Organisations

What:

Show the girls your belief in them and cheerleader them on from the side by helping contribute to learning support materials, and helping keep the wheels turning on this one of a kind program.

Benefits to the Investor:

  • 2 complimentary seats (valued at over $220 each) at the Gala Dinner for you to host your guests and watch your participants get up on stage and showcase how they are going to change the world.
  • A Special invitation to a private midpoint program networking event with mentors, industry partners and other Perth business and leadership professionals.

#2 Become a Mentor

Want to make a difference to one of our future female leaders on a one to one level? We are looking for motivated and experienced women in business and leadership who are keen to ‘pay it forward’ and support our future female leader participants on a one on one basis for the duration of the 6 month program. Your time commitment? Approximately 1- 2 hours per month with your mentee which would also include 3 in person events, plus a genuine interest in seeing them succeed.
In return? Not only will you get the warm and fuzzies from knowing you’ve helped change the life of one of our future female leaders, but you’ll also get a profile feature with your mentee on our socials, as well as in our gala event guide. You’ll also get heavily discounted tickets to our gala event at the end of the program.

If you are a subject matter expert or a business that may be able to support in terms of a venue, catering, printing, resources, travel and accommodation etc, we’d welcome your support. Here are just some of the things that can help us bring this program to life:

  • Travel and Accommodation Assistance for our regional participants
  • Venue and Catering for our in-person workshops
  • Expertise on one of our key topics themes and willingness to present on it
  • Marketing and Event Coordination support
  • Printing and Learning Support Packs (aka journals, booklets etc)

Fill in the Expression of Interest form below and tick the options that you may be interested in supporting, and our program leads will be in touch as soon as possible.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Businesses, Organisations and Schools

The Future Female Leaders Program brings together education and industry to change the game for our future female visionaries and change makers. The 2022 program will be capped at 20 participants and presents an incredible opportunity for businesses, organisations and schools to put their best foot forward and support our future female leaders.







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