The Fogarty Foundation and the University of Western Australia view leadership as an integral factor in building strong communities

The Leadership Program expands Scholars’ horizons by initiating opportunities for the Scholars to learn from, and have access to, a network of leaders, gain insight into how our community works and how they can positively make a contribution.


In 2016, the Leaders Series included the Fogarty Conversations with Roman Krznaric, Cultural Thinker & Writer and Founder of world’s first Empathy Museum; Justice Carmel McLure, one of the most respected legal minds in Australia and, most recently, President of the Court of Appeal; and Kim Beazley, former Labor leader and deputy Prime Minister of Australia and US Ambassador for Australia.

The Scholars honed their skills through participating in a workshop on personal leadership attributes and styles run by Leadership WA’s CEO, Robin McClelland.

Four Scholars presented at the annual Scholars Showcase event, inspirED, on their passions, achievements and the personal initiatives they have established within the community.

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“The ability to consistently engage in meaningful and intimate conversation with some of the world’s most inspiring leaders. It has normalised the notion of huge success and tremendous impact motivating me to seek my own!”

          –  Jasime Sekhon

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