Leadership Programs

Audrey Fagan Leadership and Communication Program

Applications are now closed for 2019.

Audrey Fagan Directorship Program

Audrey Fagan Board Directorship Program - Information Sheet [PDF 245KB]

The ACT Office for Women, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), are pleased to hold the Audrey Fagan Board Directorship Program again in 2019.

This program will provide women with access to training to help them move in to Director roles.

Details of the Workshops

  • 24 July 2019 | In the Boardroom: Responsibilities and Practice
  • 7 August 2019 | Introduction to Financial Statements for Directors
  • 21 August 2019 | Introduction to the Strategic Role of the Director
  • 11 September 2019 | Social Networking – Director Journey Discussion


The Board Directorship Program is free to all participants and preference will be given to women who are already in senior roles and looking to move into Director positions, but have been experiencing barriers.

The ACT Office for Women encourages women from diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander women and women with disability and LGBTQI women to apply.


Apply OnlineExternal Link
Diversity RegisterExternal Link

Applications are open 11 June and close 5 July.

To apply, please complete an online application form through www.women.act.gov.au

For more information about the program, please contact the ACT Office for Women on 62050515, women@act.gov.au or visit www.women.act.gov.au

Audrey Fagan Board Traineeship Program

This program is aimed at supporting women in the ACT to develop the skills and capabilities to participate in ACT Boards and Committees. It combines a series of workshops on the fundamentals of board membership, and an associated mentoring program. Each trainee is paired with a mentor who is an existing member of a board, and the trainee also has the opportunity to be a non-participant observer in board meetings.

Applications for the 2019 program are now open. Applications for trainees and expressions of interest for mentors and boards close on 3 April 2019.

Further on the program is in the guidelines for the program:

Traineeship Program Mentor and Boards EOI and Factsheet 2019 [PDF 456KB] [Word 68KB]

You can apply via the form at the following link:
Click here to applyExternal Link

Boards and committees who are interested in participating in the Board Traineeship program as a mentor can apply via the diversity register at www.diversityregister@act.gov.auExternal Link , or can contact the Office for Women via email at diversityregister@act.gov.au