IWD2024 & Company Directors Course Bursary: Congratulations Sarah Crowe

Wine Victoria Bursary Company Directors Course Recipient

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Wine Victoria Bursary Company Directors Course for a female working in the wine industry is Sarah Crowe, General Manager, Yarra Yering. 

We had a huge amount of interest in the bursary and it is testament to the Victorian wine industry how strong the calibre of applications were.  

“It’s a super initiative from Wine Victoria and I am very grateful to be the recipient of what is the first, but I hope not the last IWD Company Director Course Bursary to build diversity into our future. I currently sit on two wine industry Boards and have previously sat on others, and I had realised that this was now a significant part that I play in our industry. These roles and responsibilities are something I have no formal training in except for completing the Future Leaders of the Australian Wine Industry Course back in 2010. I had recently been looking into my options to complete the Company Directors Course because if I’m going to take a seat at the table, I would like to be effective in doing so”.

– Sarah Crowe
General Manager, Yarra Yering

International Women's Day is March 8

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion. Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all IWD action is valid #InspireInclusion

For International Women’s Day, Wine Victoria recognises the importance of capability building for leadership roles and is providing a bursary for a female working in the Victorian wine industry to complete the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course. Kindly donated to Wine Victoria, the value of the bursary is up to $9,500 apply here.

What International Women's Day means to to our CEO

"It's a day to celebrate achievements and it's also a day to recognise that there's still more to be done to close the gender pay gap, to increase ratios of women in leadership roles and raise awareness on how to provide flexible and supportive working environments for all women to thrive." – Stephanie Duboudin CEO

What International Women’s Day means to Wine Victoria

Capability and leadership are one of the six pillars that we focus on. We are committed to leveraging opportunities to grow and develop the capabilities of females that work within our industry so that we can empower them to build a long term future in the industry and have clear pathways and support to move into leadership roles.

Applications have now closed.