Transform - Empower - Recognise - Globalize - Give Back
The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) commenced in 2000. This virtual Centre holds a strong position in the landscape of women and leadership in Australia and internationally. Its distinctive identity has emerged from focusing on the mindsets and achievements of female and male global leaders, in diverse areas including business, education, not-for-profit and government; presenting expert opinions on relevant issues for women; researching and writing about pertinent issues which concern women; developing the capacity of leaders and emerging leaders through coaching and mentoring and recognising women and men who advocate for women in organisations and in the community through its national Awards Program. The Centre’s name reflects its distinctive identity among national and international virtual organisations for women.
ACLW's vision is consolidated in its six strategic platforms to assist women leaders and emerging leaders in their leadership and to give back to women who have a history of living with disadvantage, and in particular, economic and social disadvantage.
ACLW aims to transform at an individual and collective level, mindsets, attitudes and capacity related to leadership. It aims to achieve systemic change to enhance pathways for women’s advancement and leadership. ACLW will continue to focus on transforming the discourse about leadership, the level of awareness and understanding of issues related to women in the workplace and in the community and, the political appreciation of the concerns of women and strategies to address them. Research, lobbying and involvement in formal evaluations will be a means adopted to transform the situation for women in workplaces.
ACLW aims to empower women leaders and emerging women leaders through a suite of focused resources, analysis of theory and concepts related to leadership, and coaching and mentoring for women on a range of professional and personal advancement issues.
ACLW’s Flagship Awards Program began in 2006 with the sole aim to value women and the contribution they make to society and organisations. Women and men, organisations both public and corporate will continue to be recognised for their initiatives to advance the empowerment of women. ACLW’s Roll of Honour features all the winners and their noteworthy achievements for women.
In 2012, ACLW will continue its annual Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and the Workplace Award.
ACLW is in discussion with a local Council to launch in 2013 its Exceptional Woman of the Year Award for women who have a history of living with disadvantage, and in particular, economic and social disadvantage in a local government area (LGA). This Award will be run annually and will be presented during Anti-Poverty Week each year. More information about this Award will be featured in 2013.
ACLW aims to broaden its scope in 2012 specifically towards women in the Asia-Pacific to understand their leadership experience, recognise leading women in business, government and the not-for-profit sector and build capacity for women leaders and emerging women leaders in the Asia Pacific. ACLW will be inviting leaders and advocates for women in the Pacific region to be Asia Pacific Patrons of ACLW.
5. Give Back
To assist women globally to develop their leadership, ACLW will partner with Non Government Organisations (NGO) to raise funds for programs designed to develop leadership capacity in women. This year, ACLW will be supporting the International Women’s Development Agency (Inc) to raise funds for the Karen Young Women’s Leadership School in Thailand.
ACLW has already commenced a Women’s Leadership Program at reduced fees for women in the South coast of NSW.
ACLW as a registered publisher will publish research and books that challenge and inspire.
This website was kindly designed by Richard Healey in 2012. It is also accessible via leadershipforwomen.net.au
Independence of ACLW
ACLW will continue its policy of not promoting any individual or organisation for a fee. The featuring of organisations or external programs at ACLW does not constitute an endorsement for the organisation or program. Furthermore, ACLW will not sell or disclose contact details of its members to any other parties at any time.