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Laura Alston, Board Director, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Kaplan Business School (2019)

As a mum of young children, along with living rurally and after spending 4 years as a PhD student, the dream of being able to afford to do an MBA was at least a decade away for me. Following finishing my PhD, I was recruited to the Board of a not-for-profit rural organisation, and it became clear that there was a need for rural women, like me, to upskill with MBA knowledge. Receiving the ASF scholarship has made this dream come true and I know I will be able to use the skills for the rest of my working life, to continue contributing to not-for-profit Boards as an enthusiastic, passionate rural woman and hopefully inspire others to take on leadership roles too.

Australian Scholarships Limited (ASL) is the operating arm of the Australian Leadership Hub (ABN 38 626 377 893) is a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. It is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office to operate as Deductible Gift Recipient Fund (DGR).


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