NAWO is excited to announce its partnership with Ducere Global Business School – as their MBA Industry Partner for 2019.
The MBA is with the University of Canberra in Innovation and Leadership the collaboration is a great fit both organisations thanks to the alignment of our objectives – Ducere’s mission being to connect students with real world learning to excel their future as a global citizen and NAWO aiming to equip members with the tools, resources and networks they need to drive and navigate their own careers.
At NAWO, we see getting involved in an industry project as a great opportunity to develop tools for our members. We have asked that the project develop a white paper on gender diversity which includes existing practices in the NAWO membership and best practice that can inform members and recommend actions you can take to attract, retain and develop their pipeline of female talent.
So far we have had a 100% response rate from our Members wanting to take part in the project. Your support and input will be invaluable to develop tools for yours and other organisations looking to shift the dial on gender equality.
As an added bonus for our members, Ducere has agreed to provide access to scholarship MBA’s to further support NAWO members’ professional development.
Melissa Donald, NAWO Board Member and Ducere MBA Alumni says: “Having undertaken the Ducere MBA I have had the privilege of experiencing firsthand the value of practical and industry focused MBA project work. As a passionate supporter of NAWO I see this partnership delivering critical insights into gender diversity issues in operational businesses and am delighted that Ducere and NAWO are collaborating on this important work, benefiting both our members and the broader industry.”
Di Flemming, Chair of Ducere Group responded: “Our partnership with NAWO evokes the colours and aspiration of International Women’s Day: purple for strength, green for hope in future and white for purity of purpose. I am confident that these aspirations will be integrated and articulated by the men and women working together on the dynamic MBA project in a joint effort to improve the recognition and development of female talent within operations industries.”