TurksLegal and Women in Banking & Finance (WiBF) are strong advocates for excellence in the Australian banking and finance industry. Now in its fifth year, the TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship is an exciting joint initiative between TurksLegal and WiBF to support the professional growth of excellence in the industry by providing WiBF members with a significant career development opportunity.
The 2018 TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship - Flyer
Past Scholarship Winners
2018 Scholarship Judging Panel
The scholarship judging panel comprises a range of highly successful professionals across a diverse range of disciplines pertinent to the banking and finance sector.
The 2018 judging panel comprises the following industry leaders:
- Melanie Willis, Non-Executive Director, Challenger Limited
- Fiona Harding, General Manager, Legal, Retail and Resolution Advisory, Bank of Queensland
- Julie Hunter, Managing Director, Health, Education & Government Institutional Banking and Markets, CBA and WiBF President
- Belinda McGuinness, Director, Integrity Officer, Macquarie Group
- Jen Dalitz, CEO, WiBF
- David McCrostie, Partner & Practice Group Leader Banking, TurksLegal
- Lisa Morrissey, Partner, Banking, TurksLegal
OPEN: Monday, 9th July 2018
CLOSE: 5:00pm on Sunday, 19th August, 2018
Who can Enter
This Scholarship is open to all Australian resident members of WiBF. Each entrant must be a current financial member of WiBF or an employee of a Corporate Member. Entrants must work in the Banking and Finance industry. The Scholarship particularly invites applicants with mid-level management experience in their organisation i.e. 7-10 years working in a banking or financial organisation and who are keen to take the next step in their banking and financial services career.
• Examples of people management, leadership, community involvement, gender diversity or innovation expertise; and
How to Enter
To apply, entrants must complete an online application form via the Member Dashboard on the WiBF Website and clicking on the My Scholarships tab to answer in a business case framework in 500 words (or less) one of the following questions:
- The Royal Commission is shining a spotlight on conduct in the banking sector with many questions raised as to the underlying integrity of our industry. As the CEO of a major financial institution, what is your plan for rebuilding trust and reframing the social license to operate with our stakeholders and broader community in a post RC environment?
- While gender diversity and inclusion strategies are now commonplace in every major financial institution, the progress towards gender balance continues to be challenging. What initiatives have you observed that are really making a difference in attracting, retaining and developing women in your organisation or others? (As opposed to the look good/feel good/tick the box initiatives).