Unique scholarship opportunity for an Indigenous woman to attend international executive leadership program

Unique scholarship opportunity for an Indigenous woman to attend international executive leadership program

Monday 27 April 2015

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation is again partnering with Chief Executive Women to offer a scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman to undertake the short executive 'Learning to Lead' program at the internationally respected business school, INSEAD, at their Singapore campus in October 2015. 

Learning to Lead

INSEAD is recognised as one of the world’s leading and largest international business schools – celebrating over 50 years of business education in France and more than 10 years of business education in Asia. The 3 day Learning to Lead program is designed to help participants understand the nature of the critical transition to leadership and develop the key people skills that can bring greater career success.  

  • Please note only applicants who have moved to a management position in the last two years or who are about to make this move will be considered.

  • Please share this information with women in your personal networks and encourage suitable candidates to apply.

Course information

  • Successful candidates will attend the program at INSEAD Singapore campus, from 7 – 9 October 2015.


Meet Stacey Broadbent, 2014 'Learning to Lead' scholar 

Stacey is a proud Tharawal woman from South West Sydney with close ties to the Yuin and Dhunghutti Nations.  She was born and raised in the Canterbury Bankstown region in Sydney NSW.  

Stacey is passionate about access to sustainable housing that will improve health outcomes and reduce infant mortality rates within the Indigenous community.  Her aspiration is to advance to the executive level in order to gain more influence over the decisions which affect her people.  She returned from INSEAD full of inspiration and enthusiasm about furthering her professional career, commenting that the experience was “once in a lifetime”.

"The experience gained from attending a school such as INSEAD with a great leadership program is invaluable. The social connections and experiences you encounter from students all over the world offer Australian scholars the opportunity to be able to “step outside the box” and hear and learn from many diverse styles of leadership and different managerial backgrounds. One of the key learnings from this program that cannot be taught in an Australian educational institution is building relationships with people from other countries. What this means is that while in Australian institutes we have people from different backgrounds, the predominant “philosophy” is Australian teaching and teaching styles. At INSEAD due to the diverse nature of the group you gain an insight into the way in which the world works and educates on a different philosophy/standard. You gain an insight into different management/leadership techniques and teachings, you develop peer relationships with people who are eager and willing to assist one another".

Stacey Broadbent, 2014 scholar

Watch her full speech at the Aurora Indigenous International Study Tour reception: