UBS Young Women Leadership Academy

Since 2005 in the April school holidays, UBS has offered a leadership program for young women in Year 11 attending public high schools. The program is residential and participants live in at Women's College at the University of Sydney. The New South Wales Secondary Principals' Council has supported the program since its inception.

Aim

  • make leadership possible for young women

  • introduce year 11 students to a diverse group of contemporary women leaders

  • provide some assistance in helping young women dream beyond their experience

  • demonstrate the possibilities and satisfaction of a career in business

  • encourage leadership aspirations in young women

  • provide leadership skills development

UBS works in conjunction with Women's College, Sydney University and the NSW Secondary Schools Association to give 50 (female) students from public high schools in ACT, NSW and VIC the chance to explore the possibilities and satisfaction of further education and perhaps a career in business.

The objective of the Academy is to provide leadership skills to recognized emerging and potential women leaders in the school and community.

We introduce the students to a diverse group of contemporary women leaders and provide them with assistance to help them look beyond their experience. We hope to encourage leadership aspirations in young women and to provide some leadership skills development.

When selecting students for the Academy schools follow the below criteria:

  • Recognised as emerging and potential leaders in the school and community

  • Articulate with both good spoken and written skills

  • Well rounded with a balanced range of interests

  • Recognised by their peers as leaders

  • Focussed, creative

  • Interested in the ideas of leadership

Public High School Principals receive application details for the academy at the beginning of Term 2.