ASI is proud to have been involved as prime sponsors of the inaugural conference for WATTLE (Women ATTaining LEadership). The first conference for academic women took place in November 2018 and saw an outstanding cohort of aspiring female academics who attend the week-long conference. In June 2019 we sponsored the first conference for female professional staff and again, we remained very impressed by the calibre of women who attended this tailored workshop to higher education.
WATTLE, based on New Zealand’s very successful New Zealand Universities Women in Leadership Programme (NZUWiL), provides leadership training and support to women in the Australian university sector. WATTLE identifies and brings together female potential leaders across the university sector, providing an intensive leadership and networking program to address the severe underrepresentation of women in senior levels of leadership within the sector.