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Building Australian Women Leaders in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Women leaders are the most untapped competitive edge for the future global world With the rapid pace of innovation and disruption, we need strong leaders with empathy, flexibility, networks and global perspective. While women have made great strides in the workplace, inequality in the gender achievement gap still persists. 

Now is the time to build bridges of success for young women in Australia to connect with senior leaders in San Francisco/Silicon Valley/United States. Working with our Australian University partners, 10 promising young women will be awarded with a global mentorship scholarship. Each scholarship winner will be matched with an Australian professional woman Mentor working in the United States to help them with their career and leadership development. 

Education Week in San Francisco

The culmination of the program will be a game-changing week-long education session in San Francisco/Silicon Valley designed to augment the knowledge and expertise of the hottest companies in the world launched and headquartered right here in Silicon Valley. 

Our Proposed Global Mentorship Program

We are creating a scholarship-based global mentorship program designed to build a dynamic relationship between young Australian women leaders matched to senior Australian change-makers who are working in San Francisco/ Silicon Valley Area / United States. Working with our Australian University partners, 10 promising young women will be awarded with a global mentorship scholarship. Each scholarship winner (Mentee) will partner with a Mentor who will help with their career and leadership development with the goal of creating long-term impact. Our program will culminate in a unique game-changing week-long education session in San Francisco/Silicon Valley run by leaders in different industries, including some of the most innovative companies in the world launched and headquartered right here in Silicon Valley

Mentors 

Our Mentors are a dynamic group of senior change-makers women from Australia, who are working in the United States — successful leaders of public and private firms, including business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate officers, and nonprofit executives. 

Mentees

Our young women scholarship winners will come with a variety of interests and goals. They share the aspiration to understand our global world and would benefit from professional mentorship and an international education experience.  

Our Workshop San Francisco, December 5-12, 2018 For the week in San Francisco / Silicon Valley, we design a comprehensive unique curriculum for women. Our sessions and workshops are run by leaders in different industries.  

University Partner Investment ● One University Scholarship awarded to an aspiring female leader inside your university who you recognize as role model ● University Scholarship Program cost approx US$10,000 per participant 

Why Be Involved? ● Build student and business network globally ● Empowerment of young women leaders ● Build diversity in leadership ● Forgenew pathways to bring global skills, experience and knowledge back to the University ● Create social impact programs ● Marketing opportunity to attract prospective students ● Recognized leader in innovation ● Create networks for employability

Leadership Team and Mentors (Partial List) Frances van Ruth - Australian Consul & Trade Commissioner, Jane Sloane - Asia Foundation Jackie Yuen - Constellation, Brands Sue-Ellen Speight - INTL FCStone, Andra Kay - Silicon Valley Robotics, Jean Hayden - Google, Sarah Earhorne -Insightly, Sarah Nicols -  Ogletree Deakins, Maxine Minter - Stanford, Amy Meier -  Censia, Christine Hawkins - HP

Contact us

Marti Grimminck mg@internationalconnector.com

Dawn Lillington dawn@sfaussies.com 

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The AACC is a not for Profit 501(c) 6 Chamber organization. Fed ID Number 94-2796045 

Contact us at Chamber@sfaussies.com 

PO Box 471285 San Francisco CA 94147


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