Music Victoria is thrilled to announce the return of its women’s leadership program, Cultivate for 2020. Supported by the Victorian Government, 'Cultivate' is a professional development program that aims to foster leadership and management skills for established women in Victoria’s music industry.
The program matches participants with CEOs and experienced mentors who offer one-on-one leadership mentoring, enabling the participants to expand their leadership skills and advance their career. Beyond mentoring, the successful applicants will engage in a series of masterclasses, one-on-one personalised leadership training sessions and a full day women’s leadership conference. 2019 Mentor, Co-founder & Owner of Lord of the Fries (LOTF) & Weirdoughs, Amanda Walker explains, “By joining forces within the space of trust, respect and collaboration, we have built a new platform for women across industries to rise up, break new ground and build even bigger dreams.”
Mentors are individually selected according to the specific needs of each participant and will come from non-music industry related fields in order to give the Cultivate participants leadership insight from other industries. Mentors from the first intake of the program included CEO of Philanthropy Australia, Sarah Davies; Co-founder and Director Moxie Products and The Brand Maketh, Mia Klitsas; General Manager of Ticketmaster/Live Nation Entertainment, Aus/NZ, Jackie Antas and Board Director of Film Victoria & Holmesglen, Leonie Morgan AM.
Cultivate is open to application for anyone who identifies as a woman and is in or on their path to leadership and decision making roles within the Victorian contemporary music sector.