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.

Applications for 2022 closed.

Who is eligible to participate in SAT?

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

The 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 from refugee and migrant backgrounds will be targeted for this opportunity and their involvement will be assessed on:

  • Meeting at the age criteria of 18-30 years of age
  • Communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Commitment and motivation for joining
  • Leadership potential or experience

In 2022, SAT will be exclusively available to young women living in Victoria, including rural and regional Victorians, with the opportunity being rolled-out nationally in 2023 inviting young women from across Australia to apply.

Applications closed.

What is the selection process for SAT?

Young women from refugee and migrant backgrounds, aged 18-30 years of age will be supported and encouraged to apply for the program through:

  • Completing a the Expression of Interest Form below
  • Participate in an interview with selection panel
  • Reference Checks

What’s involved in the Leadership Immersion Program?

Please read the Leadership Immersion Program Overview for more information.

Upcoming ‘taster workshops’

Free ‘taster workshops’ are available in July, August, September and November that will provide young women with a 1.5 hour exclusive leadership and governance session to address the under-representation of young women from refugee and migrant backgrounds in formal leadership roles. These taster workshops will provide women with a snippet into the Seat at The Table program – an extensive 10 month program beginning in 2023. Register for the workshops below.