The WILD Program

The Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Program is a year-long leadership and career accelerator program designed to support the development of future female STEM leaders and growing Australia’s STEM economy.

The WILD Program® will be run once per year with up to 25 participants across Australia accepted into the program annually.

Since the start of the Program

of participants have attained a new role or position

of participants are serving on boards

Key Components of the Program

  • Part 1: The Company Directors Course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors – a five-day course covering areas such as governance, decision making, legal obligations, risk, strategy and finance;
  • Part 2: Executive leadership retreat – training on topics such as negotiation, influence and executive communication, that can greatly assist women in obtaining and performing well in senior leadership roles; and
  • Part 3: Board observership experience – each participant attends board meeting/s and a de-briefing session to consolidate their learning and help prepare them for working with boards and senior management.



“The WILD Program came along at the perfect time in my career. It was an intensely rewarding experience that gave me extra confidence in skills I’d already been exercising in my role leading a commercial laboratory. The added bonus has been the creation of a close-knit group of women that are wonderful at sharing their expertise and amazing skill sets”


Dr Catherine Osborne CEO, Crux Biolabs

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