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TurksLegal Women in Banking & Finance Leadership Scholarship

The 2017 TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship is now closed. The winner will be announced at a WiBF Business Luncheon in late-2017.

The winner will travel to the USA to participate in The Women's Leadership Program in 2018 (date TBC); a one week course run by the highly esteemed Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Darden Executive Education has been ranked#1 in the world for faculty, facilities and course design in the Financial Times 2017 Executive Education rankings.

This course is designed to help women assess and address their unique strengths and challenges, as well as navigate the frequently complex dynamics of strategic business leadership. The prize includes return flights, course fees, materials, meals and accommodation valued over AU$11,000.

Click here to watch an interview with the 2016 Scholarship winner, Emily Smith, Director, Equities Analyst, Deutsche Bank AG Australia & New Zealand.

2017 Scholarship Judging Panel

The judging panel comprised the following senior industry leaders:

  • Melanie Willis, Non-Executive Director,  Ardent Leisure Group, Mantra Group and Pepper Financial Services Group
  • Fiona Harding, Associate General Counsel, Bank of Queensland
  • Julie Hunter, Managing Director, Institutional Banking & Markets, CBA
  • Belinda McGuinness, Director Integrity Office, Macquarie Group
  • Amanda Dobbie, CEO, WiBF
  • David McCrostie, Partner & Practice Head of Banking, TurksLegal
  • Lisa Morrissey, Partner, TurksLegal

About the Scholarship

TurksLegal and WiBF are strong advocates of excellence in the Australian banking and finance industry. Now in its fourth year, the TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship is an exciting joint initiative between TurksLegal and WiBF to support the professional growth of excellence in the industry by providing WiBF members with a significant career development opportunity for professional women working within finance and banking.