"There is no telling what they can do with opportunities it provides, that they may never thought possible." - Khayshie Tilak Ramesh, 2017 Bendigo Young Citizen of the Year.
This afternoon Be.Bendigo CEO, Leah Sertori caught up with 2017 Bendigo Young Citizen of the Year and La Trobe University Law Student, Khayshie Tilak Ramesh to discuss the La Trobe University, Bendigo Regional Women in Leadership Bursary and what is means to be a recipient.
Speaking about the upcoming and highly anticipated event – the La Trobe University Women in Leadership Forum featuring rural women’s advocate Alana Johnson, Khayshie said, “definitely come along – it will provide an opportunity to hear about Alana’s incredible experiences and how she has overcome certain barriers. But also, in the sense that the donation of what you pay for your ticket will go toward the continuation of the bursary – to a young woman who can get the bursary next year. There is no telling what they can do with opportunities it provides, that they may never thought possible”.
The third annual La Trobe University Women In Leadership event in Bendigo offers a forum designed to stimulate conversation around the topic of women in senior and leadership roles in business, government and community and explore types of leadership and different leadership journeys.
All monies from ticket sales goes to the Regional Women in Leadership Bursary. The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries to female La Trobe students in regional Victoria who are aspiring to leadership positions but are experiencing some disadvantage during the course of their studies. Last year’s event raised over $9,000 which was awarded to nine Bendigo students.