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Mary Reibey 2014 scholarship expands from 2 to 3 – applicants too good to miss out

03 July 2014

Imagine the joy of being able to tell someone they’ve won a prestigious career development scholarship with AGSM worth more than $14,000.

Then imagine being able to deliver the news again. (At Ruby we award two Mary Reibey Scholarships, one to a woman in business or business owner, and one to a woman working in a not-for-profit (NFP) business.)  

Then, because the applications for Ruby’s Mary Reibey Scholarship were so strong this year (2014), imagine doing it a third time.

AGSM’s General Manager Program is designed for General and Divisional Managers responsible for managing performance, as well as senior managers being groomed for a place on the executive team, and business owners leading a team of employees.

To apply for the scholarship, our applicants had to tell us how their business or career would benefit from attending the course and provide a single-page curriculum vitae.

Our winners are:

Francesca Boase

Francesca Boase, Woman in Business.

Francesca is a Director and an equity shareholder at Sefiani, a public relations consultancy. Francesca is keen to develop and improve her existing business and management skills for possible appointment to General Manager with a view to moving into Managing Director.

She also competes in triathlon and represented Australia at the International Triathlon World Championships in 2012 and 2013.

Sefiani clients include ASX-listed and privately owned Australian companies across a diversity of industry sectors including: Banking and financial services; Professional services; Travel and tourism; Civil infrastructure, engineering and project design; Property; Government and not-for-profit organisations; Retail; Education.

Sefiani is a full-service Public Relations consultancy, specialising in brand communications, reputation, crisis management, traditional PR, media and government relations, etc.

Madeleine Curtain

Madeleine Curtain, Woman in a NFP.

Through volunteering as a specialist in East Timor some years ago, Madeleine says she was able to successfully transition her career from nursing to philanthropy.  She has 20 years’ experience in senior healthcare roles within the two areas.

Madeleine is the Director of Development St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) of Medical Research Foundation, reporting to the Director of the Institute and Chair of the Foundation Board. Her current role is to build the profile of St Vincent’s Institute and oversee the direction of philanthropy, marketing and communications.

SVI carries out laboratory-based biomedical research in order to make discoveries that will improve the health of the community by prevention or better treatment of common diseases that cause premature death or reduced quality of life. Diseases such as: Diabetes type 1 and 2; Obesity and heart disease; Arthritis and osteoporosis; Cancer and the spread of cancer; Infectious diseases such as Hepatitis and AIDS; Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders.

“The future career of scientists at SVI, and the health of the community through their work, depends on philanthropic dollars into the Institute and my role is to develop and grow this,” Madeleine says. Her ecstatic acceptance when she heard she’d won the scholarship made everyone’s day at Ruby.

Jolleen Hicks

Jolleen Hicks, Woman in Business.

Jolleen is the Principal Consultant at Roebourne Consulting Services, a business she established in 2013.

Jolleen is a lawyer with experience in mining and business. In 2010 she received the Young WA Woman Lawyer of the Year award and in the same year was a finalist, Deadly Awards: Leader of the Year.

The second eldest of five children, Jolleen identifies as being Ngarluma: “I specifically follow my great grandmother, who raised my mother. I am very proud of my family and the connections we have to our community and country.”

Roebourne Consulting has been established to make positive changes in indigenous community through meaningful consultations and engagement of community members and organisations. Jolleen specialises in community consultation, meeting facilitation, program development and evaluations. She is also a Director of the local Aboriginal Medical Service, Mawarnkarra Health Service Limited.

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