Female Founders Program

The Advisory Board Centre is proud to be partnering with the Queensland Government to increase the participation rates of innovative female founders in Queensland along with providing support to female founders who are in the growth phase and need assistance to achieve their ambitions.

Certified Chair Executive Program - Female Founders Scholarship

Advance Queensland and the Advisory Board Centre are sponsoring 12 entrepreneurial and innovative Queensland women to undertake the Certified Chair™ Executive Program to support the development and participation of women at a board level.

The fully funded Certified Chair™ Executive Program – Female Founders Scholarship includes:

  • Participation in the Certified Chair™ Executive Program (2 day in person program held in Brisbane CBD)
  • 12 month Professional development and networking as part of the Advisory Board Centre professional community
  • Guided support to build your professional profile to participate in committees, advisory and governance boards

The program is open to eligible participants from across Queensland, see Program Eligibility Criteria below for more.

Program application are open from 9 May 2022 and will close 30 June 2022 or earlier if the program allocation is exhausted.

Program Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following criteria in order for their application to be considered.

  • Participating individuals must identify as female
  • be a resident of Queensland
  • have founded or co-founded a business that is innovative, unique and/or technology-focused or demonstrated executive experience guiding a Queensland enterprise that is innovative, unique and/or technology-focused
  • never been subject to an order banning them from being a director, from providing financial services or from engaging in any other business related activity

The application process starts with completing the Expression of Interest form below.  Eligible applicants will be invited to participate in a Discovery Session prior to final determination of participation.

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Submit an Expression of Interest for the Certified Chair™ Executive Program – Female Founders Scholarship below.

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Participation in the Advisory Board Female Founders Certified Chair scholarship program is targeted to women founders or co-founders of unique, innovative or technology focussed enterprises in Queensland.

Academic applicants will also be considered provided they have been a founder or held a C-Suite position in an innovative company/ partnership or played a leading role in the commercialisation of research/ new product.
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Programs are held in-person in Brisbane CBD. Participant Travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the scholarship.