First Nations Women's Executive Education Program (CALD)

The William Cooper Institute proudly supports the Monash Business School’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women's program which includes the sponsorship of a First Nations woman with the program.

This executive development program involves a series of masterclasses which will be the first of their kind at Monash and will allow professional women to:

  • strengthen their capabilities in leading culturally diverse workforces by deepening their understanding and learning to leverage their cultural heritage.
  • navigate the barriers to progression at work.
  • coach them on goal setting, developing a brand, and creating advocacy inside an organisation.
  • come together in a safe supportive work environment
  • create opportunities to foster a shared appreciation of their experiences and learn from one another.

Professor Jacinta Elston, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) and Head of the William Cooper Institute at Monash University says “this is a great opportunity for First Nations women to learn and be coached on leveraging their identity in their workplaces alongside other valuable professional skills.”

She stated that it is important to address workplace inequity by supporting First Nations women to strengthen and grow their leadership.

This sponsorship aims to be a positive experience for all participants and will create an opportunity to promote to First Nations women the Master of Indigenous Business Leadership offered at Monash.

Program Details:

  • Program duration - from October to February
  • Program delivery - by MindTribes founder and Monash alumna Div Pillay
  • Applications are now open until 17 September.


Apply now