Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia has partnered with UNLV/UNR Executive Development Program and Intrust Super to offer one scholarship to the UNLV/UNR Executive Development Program (EDP). 

To promote diversity and best practices in the global gaming industry, WGHA will offer the Intrust Super EDP Scholarship covering tuition, accommodation, and airfare for one aspiring female gaming/hospitality industry executive to attend the UNLV/UNR Executive Development Program—a more than AUD $18,500 value. 

Currently in its 30th year, EDP is a partnership program between UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and Extended Studies. The program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for prospective gaming executives to explore new industry ideas, leadership strategies, and an opportunity to network with other gaming professionals from around the globe. This year’s program will take place in November in Lake Tahoe, NV. 

Intrust Super CEO Brendan O’Farrell stated, “Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia continue to do amazing work in developing leaders that will move the gaming industry into the future.  

It is critical to increase women’s participation in this fantastic industry as they bring a different leadership perspective, skillset and vision to the industry. Continually enhancing diversity within leadership groups can only lead to better outcomes for any business.  

We are proud to provide a WGHA member the chance to learn from world-class speakers from around the globe.” 

UNLV IGI’s executive director Bo Bernhard says, “We are thrilled to once again partner with Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia to offer this career-launching opportunity to a rising star industry executive. We are excited to be part of the mission of “expanding the leader-verse”—the diverse pool from which leaders are born.” 

Helen Galloway, CEO of Women in Gaming & Hospitality, commented, “I am so pleased to be able to offer the Intrust Super EDP Scholarship to one of our emerging female leaders. This amazing opportunity will create lifelong career connections, which are invaluable to leaders in the industry. 

We are working to address the challenge of female representation at senior levels by targeting the career advancement of women and advocating the progression of high performing females. By partnering with UNLV/UNR to offer this prestigious opportunity will help accelerate careers and provide opportunities that can maximise movement toward career goals.” 

The EDP is the only course of its kind in the world, offering a 360-degree view of the gaming-hospitality industry. To be eligible for the Intrust Super EDP Scholarship, women must be a member of WGHAshould show ambition for holding a leadership position in gaming, and have a desire to further their professional education. 

The inaugural scholarship was awarded in 2019 to The Star Entertainment Group’s Hannah Morelos. Reflecting on her experience, Hannah says “I am grateful and so proud to have completed such a challenging program. I know that this experience will inform the way that I move forward and the impact that I will have. The industry that I choose to be part of is vibrant, fast paced and innovative. Now, more than ever, it is also an industry that values the importance of social responsibility, diversity and inclusion. The 2019 cohort had the highest female representation to date.” 

Interested candidates should fill out an application, which includes: an application form, the candidate’s resume, a letter of support from the candidate’s immediate manager, and a letter from the candidate providing their reasons for applying. Visit the WGHA website to learn more about the Intrust Super EDP Scholarship and how to apply, or visit the EDP website to learn more about the program. 

Applications close on April 30, and the scholarship will be awarded at WGHA’s Leaders’ Lunch at the Australasian Gaming Expo on 12th August 2020. 


Intrust Super is a Platinum-rated* 100% Industry Super Fund, delivering first-class service to employers and members since 1988. They’ve never paid a dividend to shareholders, nor a commission to advisers – the organisation has been built around putting the member first.  

Intrust Super combines complete personalised service with innovative technologies to maximise their members’ savings and help simplify their business partners’ super obligations.  

Partnering with the hospitality and accommodation industry for more than 30 years, they understand how important the Executive Development Program Scholarship is, not just for the individual but for the industry as a whole.   

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*Awarded by independent superannuation research house SuperRatings for the last 14 years.    

For more than 25 years, UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) has provided research-based solutions, cutting-edge insights, and executive education to the global gaming industry. With expertise in areas like gaming and hospitality innovation, regulation and policy, esports, diversity, and responsible gambling, IGI has been called upon to provide its research to more than 50 jurisdictions across the globe. In addition to these offerings, IGI proudly emphasizes diversity and community outreach through initiatives like the Young Executive Scholars Hospitality & Tourism Program (YES), which gives high schoolers a behind-the-scenes look at the career and educational opportunities that the hospitality industry provides. For more information, please visit www.unlv.edu/igi. 

Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno is the world’s premier provider of gaming management education, offering opportunities for professional development through its certificate program, management programs and seminars, and international executive development program. In addition to our programs located in Reno, they also offer courses customized to industry casino and organization needs, using practical application and methods designed by industry experts, brought to your location, reducing expenses and increasing attendance. Visit www.gaming.unr.edu. 

Women in Gaming & Hospitality is a not for profit organisation promoting positive outcomes for women in the gaming, gaming-related and hospitality industries. Our purpose to achieve gender equity and an inclusive industry by driving systemic change.

Established in 2017, we aim to enable and supports organisation to deliver gender equitable outcomes and empowers individuals to reach their full potential within the industry.

Individual membership is free, and provides many benefits including scholarships, events, networking and a range of resources to drive change.

Corporate Partnerships available.

Contact: Steph Mellor (WGHA) 

Phone:  +61 439 071 300 

Email: stephanie@wgha.org.au 

Contact: Nicole Schultz (UNLV) 

Phone: (702) 895-2543 

Email: nicole.schultz@unlv.edu 

Contact: Stephanie Langdon (Intrust Super) 

Phone:  +61 412 566 071 

Email: slangdon@intrust.com.au