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Through the Industry Partnership Framework, WLA is supported by hundreds of Australian industry associations and professional bodies each year to create deeper awareness and action around gender and leadership. Indeed, the unique power of the brand-building and advocacy work contributed by Australian industry is the driving force behind WLA.​

Over the past two years, over 500 associations and professional bodies have helped to recognise WLA’s important role in creating active communities and developmental opportunities to support practical and tangible outcomes around gender equity by actively promoting WLA’s work throughout their industry. The breadth and sustainability of this support is testament to a widespread commitment from Australian industry to drive real, long-term change. Whilst we still have a lot of work ahead of us, together with industry we hope to position Australia as a global leader in gender equity in the workplace.​

At a tangible level, the investment by Australian industry in actively promoting the WLA agenda and its leadership development streams enables WLA to reduce barriers for Australian women by offering significant discounts on program fees through industry scholarships. 

WLA acknowledges the critical role of all our industry supporters in making these benefits possible for Australian organisations and individual women. The framework and resulting benefits will remain active across particular industries only through ongoing industry support.​


We work closely with number of industry associations and deliver bespoke packages to support women leaders within target industries.

Hort Innovation

Our five-year partnership with Hort Innovation will provide 100 leadership development scholarships for women in horticulture. This unique initiative is a collaborative funding partnership which demonstrates the commitment of both parties in bringing about gender equity within Australia’s horticulture industry. 

“Supporting a more inclusive horticulture industry will underscore the sector’s long-term growth and sustainability. Hort Innovation is proud to be a part of this project.”

Matt Brand, CEO, Hort Innovation

Clean Energy Council

We are proud to be the Education Provider for Clean Energy Council’s Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership, contributing to full scholarships for emerging female leaders in the fields of clean energy, energy management and carbon abatement.

“This unique program supports emerging women leaders to establish a strong network, building their leadership capability, confidence and drive and collaborate to continue to change the Australian energy system.”

Kane Thornton,  Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council


For the past six years, we have partnered with Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia (CAFBA) to provide leadership development scholarships for their members and address gender imbalance in the equipment finance industry. 

“Over the past six years CAFBA has built such an amazing partnership with Women & Leadership Australia. In three years we increased female membership from 8% to 27% and it continues to grow. We have now put over 60 women through the various WLA courses, and the feedback has been excellent, with all recipients expressing the positive changes the courses have made in their lives, both professionally and personally.”

David Gill,  CEO, CAFBA 


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