About the Industry Partnership Network

Over the past decade, we’ve worked with over 2000 associations and organisations from more than 30 different industries. At a tangible level, the investment by Australian industry in actively sharing leadership development opportunities enables us to reduce barriers for Australian women by offering significant discounts on program fees through industry scholarships.

  • 2000+ Industry Associations
  • 30 sectors represented
  • 1000 Women & Leadership Australia Scholarships awarded

The breadth and sustainability of this industry support is a 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.​

Bespoke Partnerships

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

Partnerships Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation

Our five-year partnership with Hort Innovation provided 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.

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“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

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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.

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“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

Partnerships CAFBA


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

Industry Partner Network Options


Supporters receive special offers and a monthly newsletter with leadership tips and expert commentary.

Partial scholarships for your members and staff for our flagship leadership development programs (available once per year).

Member discount offers to our events, including the Women’s Leadership Symposiums.

Bespoke Partnership

In addition to the supporter benefits, a Bespoke Partnership can include:

Special rates for our flagship leadership development programs.

Option for an exclusive cohort for your organisation – minimum numbers required.

Partnership story featured on our website and PR activity.