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Ben Vasiliou, CEO, Youth Projects

Stanford Australia Scholarship - The Stanford Australia Foundation (2019)

Being awarded a scholarship by Stanford Australia to study an executive education program at Stanford University was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The course itself opened my mind to new ways of thinking and improved my analytical skills. Whilst being challenged and supported to develop new skills, I was also able to share my own learnings. The most incredible and tangible outcome for me was the network of international leaders I can now call peers. We continue to share challenges and opportunities with each other, a year after the program. This scholarship and the things I learnt have had a significant impact on my leadership which has benefited the organisations I work with. In particular I was exposed to renowned lecturers in design thinking who have helped me to shape our strategic plan and also teach other leaders in the business to see challenges and problems from different perspectives.

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).


Australian Leadership Hub acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present, and emerging. We also accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.