Leadership scholarships for women in clean energy


Wednesday, 02 November, 2022

Leadership scholarships for women in clean energy

The Clean Energy Council has announced the 10 recipients of the 2022 Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership.

The scholarship program is named after Chloe Munro AO, who was a leader and pioneer of the clean energy industry. Throughout her lifetime, she played an integral role in accelerating Australia’s transition to renewable energy and served as an inspiration to many — especially women working in the sector.

Now in its second year, the scholarship attracted another influx of talented candidates with the panel finding it difficult to narrow it down to 10 recipients.

The 10 successful recipients will receive a fully funded scholarship to undertake one of two courses offered by Women & Leadership Australia: Executive Ready and Leading Edge.

Three of the recipients were offered the Executive Ready course, a seven-month development program for middle to senior leaders. They were:

  1. Marnie Shaw, Senior Research Fellow, The Australian National University
  2. Kim van Hattum, Manager East Coast, Fortescue Future Industries
  3. Maheshini Weerackoon, Acting Director Technical Services, LUMEA

Seven of the recipients were offered the Leading Edge course, a four-month development program for early-career leaders and managers. They were:

  1. Briar Blount, Legal Counsel, Iberdrola Australia
  2. Taegan Calnan, Senior Carbon Coordinator, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation
  3. Mio Dart, Head Of Technical Partnerships, Allume Energy
  4. Tegan Doblinger, Quality Manager, CWP Renewables
  5. Brittany Pistevos, Infrastructure Investment Analysis, AusNet Services
  6. Leah Powell, Area Coordinator, Hydro Tasmania
  7. Kyungjin Yu, Project Development Manager, Trina Solar

Allume Energy’s Mio Dart, who will now undertake a Leading Edge course, said that while the further study will be “instrumental” to her own professional growth, there will be other benefits.

“It’s also an opportunity for me to filter any learnings through to those I mentor now and in the future, especially those who will play a key role supporting female leadership and balancing gender inequality.”

Image credit: iStock.com/Daniel Balakov

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