About WLI

Australia Awards Women Leading and Influencing (WLI) is developing the skills, confidence and connections of leaders to drive positive change in the Pacific region.

A four-year, A$8 million on-Award (in-Australia) and reintegration (in-Pacific) enrichment program of the Australian Government, WLI provides a range of developmental leadership offerings to Pacific scholars studying at Australian universities and institutions. The program builds on the preceding Women’s Leadership Initiative Pilot (2017–2022) to enhance support for WLI alumni returning home, and the role of men supporting women as change agents.

Steering Committee

The guiding WLI Steering
Committee comprises influential leaders from the Australia-Pacific region and a DFAT representative.

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Program Team

Learn more about key members of the program team supported by WLI's implementing contractor, DT Global.

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Participants & Alumni

Get to know current participants
and alumni of the prestigious Women's Developmental
Leadership Program.

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Leadership Programs

WLI Leadership Programs are tailored to enrich each participant’s thinking and approach to leading and influencing change in their own contexts.