AGSM @ UNSW Business School today officially launched the Career Comeback Sponsorships, giving carers and parents on a career break access to professional development to build a post-break career.

Open to both men and women, but primarily designed to close the gender gap in Australian leadership, successful candidates will receive full-funding, along with travel and childcare reimbursements to complete an AGSM Certificate in Executive Management and Development.

Successful and long-listed candidates will also join an exclusive professional network to leverage AGSM expertise and business connections.

One in five working mothers say they faced significant change in the form of redundancy, restructure, dismissal or their contract not renewed upon their return to work (Face the Facts, Dept. of Human Rights and Equal Opportunity, 2014.) In a 2017 Women’s Agenda Survey, 56% of women who have taken a career break indicated that despite the additional challenges they now face, they feel more ambitious than ever.

The AGSM Career Comeback Sponsorships support candidates to harness their ambitions and achieve their goals by building not only the capability, but the confidence and connections to succeed in a post-break leadership career.

“Supporting women who have taken a career break in their return to work is a reflection of AGSM’s commitment to providing women in leadership with specific professional development opportunities and increasing diversity in Australian organisations. Our sponsorships will build breadth and depth of capability, as well as confidence and professional networks to accelerate post-break careers” says AGSM Director and Deputy Dean, UNSW Business School, Professor Julie Cogin.

Applications are open at until 15th June, 2017.

For further information:

Melissa Maddison (Marketing and Communications Officer, AGSM @ UNSW Business School)
Telephone: +61 (0) 434 643 809