As Victoria's first and only female premier, the late Joan Kirner's political legacy is characterised by her commitment to promoting women and reforming education.
Joan dedicated her career to mentoring many young people and women. The Victorian Government is recognising her legacy through the new Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program.
The program will award scholarships to young and emerging women leaders who represent the areas Joan was passionate about throughout her political career.
Scholarship recipients will be provided developmental opportunities such as formal training, peer learning, exposure to female role models, networking, mentoring and opportunities to shadow executive leaders.
Further information about the program will be available soon.