Young women get a boost from scholarship program

Barcham 17 June 2013

Last night Joy Burch announced that Mary Lee and Arika Errington have each received $5000 as a part of a new scholarship program run by YWCA Canberra and the ACT Goverment

She Leads is a Diploma of Management especially designed to help young women develop the skills needed to break through barriers they may face in the early stages of their careers, such as leadership skills or project management.

Speaking at the launch of the She Leads Women’s Leadership Forum at Hyatt Canberra last night, Ms Burch announced the ACT Government had provided $5,000 to fund a scholarship for Mary Lee while the YWCA of Canberra Board of Directors had provided a further $5,000 to fund a scholarship for Arika Errington.

“Ms Lee is a young culturally and linguistically diverse woman who is the Training Coordinator for Lifeline’s National Domestic Violence Response Training program,” Ms Burch said.

“This scholarship will allow her to understand her leadership style and enhance her other skills which Ms Lee has said will help her mentor other young women in the future.

“Ms Errington is originally a young Wakka Wakka woman from Queensland and Project Coordinator for the Talking About the Smokes Project for National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

“Ms Errington has said that she will use the Diploma of Management course to build a foundation to further her goal of becoming a manager.”

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