Escalator is an established leadership and governance programme for women involved in primary industries and rural communities. It equips you with the tools, confidence and support you need to successfully lead and govern in your chosen fields.
Participants are engaged and challenged by cutting-edge content delivered by leading experts in a highly-supportive environment of personalised learning.
The coaching, support and mentoring you receive from AWDT, industry leaders and each other put Escalator in a class of its own. Each year 14 women are selected for the programme which begins in February and ends in November.
Escalator is taking a break in 2021 as we take time to complete our 2020 programme which has been disrupted by COVID. We will also take time to review and further develop Escalator, ready for our 2022 participants.
Applications for Escalator 2022 will open in July 2021. We understand this might be disappointing for those wanting to apply for next year, however we encourage you to explore other opportunities including Next Level and It's all about YOU.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 06 370 2568.
Her Story - Escalator Alumni
- Leading positive change
- Tracey Collis
- Mihirangi Hollings
- Nicki Mackay
- Fi Dalgety
- Andrea Murray
- Karen Williams
- Bronwyn Smits
Leading positive change
Five core development areas focus on the why, what and how of leadership through Wellington-based modules, distance learning, professional coaching and practical application.
- Building individual potential
- Governance, Strategy, Finance
- Communication, Media training
- Future direction, Graduation
Graduates complete the programme with:
- tools, confidence and support required to take on new governance and leadership roles
- ability to influence and effectively engage at higher levels
- a clear vision of where they want to engage, goals and an action plan
- a significant support network that includes a mentor where appropriate.
Who is an Escalator woman?
An Escalator woman is defined by her desire to lead and contribute rather than her career or position. She has invested significant time and energy into her community, career or business and wants to develop her skills. She:
- may already be involved in leadership but wants to be more effective
- is often at the forefront of local issues and is prepared to step up and engage
- may be a grass-roots farmer, a community-minded contributor or employed by a large company.