Legacy Scholarship Fund to support the next wave of female energy sector leaders in Australia

In recognition of the work of the late Chloe Munro AO, a coalition of organisations have announced the establishment of the Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership

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The Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership will focus on supporting emerging female leaders in the fields of clean energy, energy management and carbon abatement.

"An extraordinary professional career including over three decades of public service in Victoria and the Commonwealth meant Chloe had a significant impact on many critical public policy issues spanning sustainability, energy and water. This scholarship is an important way we can continue that impact long into the future," said Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio.

The scholarship has been established through the leadership of the Clean Energy Council and Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and supported by the Australian Energy Market Operator, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Carbon Market Institute, Energy Efficiency Council, Goldwind, Hydro Tasmania, Impact Investment Group, Monash Energy Institute and UPC\AC Renewables Australia. Anna Collyer and many staff from the Energy Security Board also have made personal contributions.

The program will see 14 emerging female leaders receive a scholarship to undertake one of two courses offered by Women & Leadership Australia in the first year, with further scholarships offered over the next five years. The first round of scholarships will include four places in the Executive Ready course, a seven-month development program for middle to senior leaders and 10 places in the Leading Edge program, a four-month development program for early-career leaders and managers.

These women will be encouraged to establish a strong network to support each other, building their leadership capability and confidence and drive and collaborate to continue to change the Australian energy system.

Applications for the Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership opened on 26 August 2021. Chloe Munro AO photo courtesy Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

More information can be found on the Clean Energy Council website here.

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