The CEO for a Day program is about shifting perceptions by giving young Indigenous people insight into what is achievable and, in turn, build inspiration so they can increase their self-confidence and determination to reach their true potential.
Supported by Murray Riverina NSW Business Chamber, Wagga Wagga Business Chamber and the Daily Advertiser, the program will provide an opportunity for aspiring leaders to spend the day shadowing a well-respected local CEO or community leader, to see what it takes to get to the top.
Wagga Wagga is the first regional area in Australia to develop the program on a local level. The program is benched off a national campaign which was launched in 2013 by GenerationOne, a movement to end the disparity between indigenous and non-indigenous through employment, and ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and mining magnate, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest.
Indigenous students in Year 10 to 12, who are ‘at risk’ of becoming disengaged but have the potential to excel if guided or supported appropriately have been invited to participate in the Program.