Applications for 2023 now open in VIC, ACT, TAS & WA.

CMY acknowledges the underrepresentation of young women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in traditional leadership and governance structures. Through Seat at the Table we want to work with you to make a positive change in this area. We know the answer isn’t easy, nor will it be achieved overnight or with one program. But with the support of like-minded peers, experienced facilitators, guest speakers and practical opportunities, CMY believes we can take an important step in the right direction.

Free ‘taster workshops’ are available for young women to give you a snippet into the program. More info and registrations below. 

To be able to participate in such an excellent program has been such a privilege as it creates a safe environment for women of migrant and refugee backgrounds to come together to learn from one another and grow as a collective. 
My favourite aspect of my Observership with Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre is being able to witness what a board meeting is like. It has been enlightening to learn about the board meeting structures and how motions come to pass. I have learned so much from both observing a live Board meeting and having the opportunity to review board papers. It has been such an enriching experience for me as it has opened my eyes to the layers of a board and how it functions.

2022 Seat at the Table participant

Please read below before applying for the 2023 program.

What’s involved in the Leadership Immersion Program?

Please read the 2023 Leadership Immersion Program Overview for more information.

Who is eligible and how to apply?

SAT is for young women, aged 18-30 years of age from refugee and migrant backgrounds looking to advance their leadership and governance understanding, skills and experiences.

Young women will be engaged through an inclusive, and comprehensive, selection process and placed on Boards according to their area of interest, career aspirations and learning objectives.

Young women will be assessed on:

  • Communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Commitment and motivation for joining
  • Leadership potential or experience
  • Interview with selection panel
  • Reference checks

In 2023, SAT is available to young women residing in Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Apply by submitting this application form by Monday, 21st November.