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ED---Olivia-Besim

Local awarded exclusive place at leadership academy

David Lee April 6, 2016
UPCOMING LEADER… Local year 11 Shepparton High School student, Olivia Besim has been selected to join 49 other female students to attend the prestigious UBS Young Women's Leadership Academy. Photo: Supplied.

UPCOMING LEADER… Local year 11 Shepparton High School student, Olivia Besim has been selected to join 49 other female students to attend the prestigious UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Photo: Supplied.

YEAR 11 Shepparton High School student, Olivia Besim has been selected as one of 50 female students from high schools across ACT, NSW and Victoria, to attend the prestigious UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Olivia will attend the week long, fully subsidised residential program at Women’s College, University of Sydney from April 11 to 15, which offers emerging female leaders the unique opportunity to build their confidence, leadership skills and business knowledge as well as raising awareness of rising social issues.

During the week, students will hear from a diverse group of contemporary female leaders including the 2016 Australian of the Year Local Hero, Dr Cath Keenan from Sydney Story Factory, Suzy Green from The Positivity Institute and Dr Amanda Bell from Women’s College. The students will also be treated to a tour of the Art Gallery of NSW and networking events at the UBS offices.

UBS CEO Australasia, Matthew Grounds said, “The academy, now in its 14th year, will have provided more than 700 young aspiring female leaders with new experiences, knowledge and inspiration to enact real change within their communities. I am proud of this initiative that continues to lay the foundation for the next generation of female leaders.”