Awarded by Chief Executive Women (CEW), the program aims to help leaders uncover the unique characteristics that comprise their authentic leadership – enabling them to become the type of leader they most admire.
CEW Scholarships Committee Member Karen Moses, says: “We are delighted to offer Bridie the opportunity to attend a leadership program at one of the world’s top business schools.”
Bridie’s role as the Head – Office for Women in Sport and Recreation is firmly focused upon supporting women in leadership positions and working in conjunction with the wider sport and recreation sector to deliver an equal playing field for women and girls at every level.
A trained medical doctor and a former Australian road cycling champion, Bridie believes the Authentic Leader Development program at Harvard will help her to deliver on the objectives of the Office.
“The program will foster the focus and agency I need to bring my lived experience as a physician and elite athlete to the task of devising policy for the Office that will ensure a steady path to gender equality in sport."
“I was never immediately ‘successful’ at the commencement of any of my ventures, and ultimately achieved my goals through determination, self-assessment and advice. This program will help my development as a woman who can provide the same professional support to other women through my values, behaviours and my position as a respected public servant,” says Bridie.
Bridie will travel to Harvard Business School, Boston Massachusetts next month for the commencement of the 5-day program.