Director, Indigenous Engagement, Vicky Peters has been awarded the Jo Fisher Future Board Scholarship.
Now in its second year running, the Scholarship offers a springboard to better prepare leaders for board opportunities as they arise.
Peters says she is profoundly grateful to receive the scholarship and is excited by how it will elevate her leadership.
"As a proud Aboriginal woman, being awarded this scholarship is not just a personal triumph but represents a significant stride towards advancing the interests of my community at decision making levels. This opportunity not only bridges the financial gap that often hinders individuals like me, but also serves as a powerful platform for me to continue advocating for better outcomes and opportunities within my community.” Peters said.
“This scholarship represents positive change and I am committed to making the most of this opportunity."
Founder of the scholarship, Jo Fisher believes there is a critical opportunity for Australian organisations to embrace diversity.
“My hope is that the annual Jo Fisher Future Board Scholarship encourages different and unique board talent to come forward. And that each year an outstanding individual, who may not have otherwise had the chance, is elevated by this program. The quality of applications over the years has been outstanding.
“I look forward to seeing these beneficiaries make a truly positive contribution to the boards and organisations they join in the future," Fisher said.