Women Leading Locally Fellowships

This program aims to increase the representation of women councillors and mayors in Victoria by supporting 120 women from 30 target municipalities through Community Leadership and Local Governance fellowships.

The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to be supported into local government by skilled facilitators who want you to succeed and know what you need to get to the finish line.

Program design and delivery is informed by input from a specially convened reference group comprising women from diverse backgrounds who understand the barriers placed before many women aspiring to public office.

On completion of the program, participants will be awarded a ‘Women Leading Locally – Community Leader Fellowship’, a new designation accredited by the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). Those who complete the eight compulsory fellowship units will also receive an ICDA ‘Certificate in Community Leadership and Governance (Local Government)’.

The program is designed to inspire, equip and sustain women to become – and remain -successful local representatives for their communities.

The program welcomes the involvement of women from all ages and backgrounds – Young Women, First Nations women, women who live with disability, women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and LGBTQI+ women are especially encouraged to apply. The key requirement is that you have a passion for your local community.

Apply now or book on an info session (off-site)
Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) in partnership with Women for Election

Date published:
Thu 12th May, 2022

Closing date:
Tue 28th Jun, 2022