Women leading and influencing

About Us


Australia Awards Women Leading and Influencing (WLI) is developing the skills, confidence and connections of leaders to drive positive change in the Pacific region.

A four-year, A$8 million on-Award (in-Australia) and reintegration (in-Pacific) enrichment program of the Australian Government, WLI offers a range of developmental leadership offerings to Pacific scholars studying at Australian universities and institutions.

WLI builds on the preceding Women’s Leadership Initiative Pilot (2017–2022) to enhance support for WLI alumni returning home, and the role of men supporting women as change agents.