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Winners of 2017 CEW Audrey Page scholarships announced

The Career Insight Group and Chief Executive Women (CEW) announce the 2017 winners of the Audrey Page Scholarship. 

This year two applicants were rewarded with a scholarship to attend Leading Change in Complex Organisations at MIT Sloan in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Announcing the winners, Belinda Gibson, Chairman CEW Scholarships Committee, said “Effective leadership and implementation of organisational change is vital and increasingly complex in today’s dynamic economy. CEW is delighted to provide these talented women with executive development in this crucial area. “CEW scholarships enable accomplished women leaders to sharpen their leadership skills, enrich their experiences and advance their careers.”

Jannine Fraser, Managing Director of The Career Insight Group (parent company of Audrey Page & Associates), said “We are proud to partner with CEW to provide these two exceptional HR executives with the opportunity to hone their leadership credentials. These scholarships are a wonderful way to honour the legacy of the late Audrey Page, and the incredible impact she made to so many women’s careers. Audrey Page & Associates is proud to continue to foster the development of female executives.”

Jodie Haydon, the first recipient of the scholarship, is General Manager Human Resources at Viva Energy Australia, the exclusive licensee of the Shell Brand in Australia. Jodie is accountable for developing and implementing the people strategy and has played a lead role in the transition and transformation of Viva Energy into a stand-alone local Australian company.

Leanne McDonald is the second scholar and Group Manager, Organisational Capability at Allianz Australia. Leanne develops and drives Allianz’s ‘Future Workforce’ strategy which aims to build the workforce capability and diversity needed for the business to achieve its transformative change agenda.

The scholarship will enable Jodie and Leanne to study Leading Change in Complex Organisations at MIT Sloane in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2017. The course is designed to help senior executives harness the leadership skills, political resources, and cultural understandings needed to guide successful organisational change. The scholarship is part of the 2017 CEW Scholars program, which is providing 18 talented Australian women the opportunity to take their careers to the next level by supporting executive education at internationally acclaimed business schools.

Our congratulations to Jodie and Leanne.