Our Team

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How are you going to impact the UQWN?

The UQ Women’s Network is a group of incredibly determined and curious individuals willing to tackle challenges, explore new fields of interest, and contribute to something bigger than themselves. 2022 will be the year of asking challenging questions, attentive listening, and speaking up, and I cannot wait to impact this group through helping to facilitate this. I hope for this to be achieved through deeper sponsorship connections, more internal engagement opportunities, and an increase in opportunities to give back to the community.

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What impact do you hope to have in your role?

It’s extremely important to me that the UQWN exposes students to a variety of  diverse career outcomes, in line with our inter-disciplinary focus. From technology start-ups to investment banking or engineering consultancy, every member should find a connection with our competitive sponsoring firms. As the network enters our third year, I also look forward to creating a community focus that empowers members with lifelong career support.

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What do you think makes UQWN different to other societies?

The UQWN is unique in that it is diverse, multidisciplinary, and provides equal opportunities for all students to explore and learn about various career pathways within their field. Particularly, what I believe makes it different is that it offers a range of events from workshops to panel discussions, where students can actively engage with industry professionals, like-minded peers, and build a strong foundation.

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Why are you excited about your position with the UQWN?

My biggest struggle throughout university, was identifying where to start to reach my career goals. As a member, the exposure to professional and personal networking events allowed me to gain confidence in grasping all career opportunities. I am excited about my position, as I can contribute in making the same positive impact joining had on me for other UQWN members.

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Why do you think it is important to have a women-focused society at UQ?

When applying for roles, males will submit their application if they can check off 60% of its criteria; females will only apply if they check 100%. The UQWN allows this lack of confidence present within females to be amended. Insights from like-minded women is shared, inspiring others to pursue such careers and break down gender barriers. 

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What are you most excited about for the UQWN in 2022?

I’m excited to be a part of the growing UQWN community. In 2022, we have a broad range of sponsors and events planned which will support our diverse members. I look forward to meeting more of our community and I hope the UQWN can offer something for everyone.

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Why are you excited about your position with UQWN?

 

I am excited to meet lots of amazing women, to hear about their networking experiences and share ideas for UQWN this year. I’m also excited to gain insight into various career pathways and open doors for myself and all other UQWN members. 

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What has been the most valuable aspect of being part of the UQWN?

The most valuable aspect of being a part of the UQWN is the unlimited access to a diverse network of intelligent, like-minded women and an incredible range of sponsors. The growth in network you stand to gain is an opportunity no other society can match!

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What advice would you give to a first year?

 

As a first year, it’s a good idea get involved as much as possible – whether that’s by joining a club or society like the UQWN, doing a social sport, or even just getting to know the person sitting next to you in your tutorial. Knowing a friendly face or two around campus will make your life as a student all the more enjoyable. Most importantly however, be yourself and pursue the things that genuinely interests you.

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Why do you think it is important to have a women-focused society at UQ?

I think having a woman-focused society is so valuable as a space where like-minded women can seek advice and share knowledge based on similar experiences, particularly while navigating male-dominated industries and spheres. I am incredibly grateful for my friends and opportunities that would not have possible without UQWN.

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Why are you excited about your position with UQWN?

I am excited to be surrounded by like-minded students and part of an inspiring group of women throughout 2022. I hope that in my role with the UQWN I can help shape incredible events for our growing membership base. I’m looking forward to utilising our event statistics to plan for future events and increase participation across and outside of the network.

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What do you think makes us different compared to other societies?

I applied to be apart of the UQWN team because it was the first society at UQ that was focused on women’s empowerment.  It's a society founded by like-minded women who are passionate about helping other women achieve their personal and career goals. I hope to bring my skills to help further develop this society.

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What do you want to gain from the UQWN?

The opportunity to work with a group of like-minded individuals who strive to accomplish the common goal of empowering women is invaluable. Beyond this, I am also looking forward to contribute ideas to grow the committee and assist in providing valuable information to all members and help them achieve their goals. 

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What do you want to gain from the UQWN?

I hope to gain insight into a diverse range of industries to better inform my career choices in the future. The network presents an opportunity to develop my teamwork and leadership skills, surrounded by a passionate and supportive group of likeminded women. 

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What are you hoping to achieve in your role with the UQWN?

I am excited for a packed year ahead with the UQWN. Through my role in 2022 I hope to encourage other women in the STEM fields to become involved in the UQWN to gain support, experience or exposure and to further diversify our network. 

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What motivated you to join the UQWN?

I was motivated to join UQWN as in no other society would I have the opportunity to interact with such a diverse group of like-minded, motivated and inspiring young women who celebrate each others successes and encourage each other to constantly grow. I look forward to forging deeper connections and friendships whilst a part of UQWN.

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Why are you excited about your role with UQWN?

The opportunity to work with such an amazing group of ambitious and supportive girls is incredibly rewarding. I am so eager to help ensure all are benefited by UQWN and aware of the opportunities available to them. I am excited to continue to encourage and empower our members in the same way I have been through being part of this network! 

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Why are you most looking forward to in your time with UQWN?

As a finance student I have found it difficult to find confidence in a male dominated industry, Which why I feel so blessed to be part of a network that is focused on uplifting other women and preparing the leaders of tomorrow. I am most looking forward to working alongside incredible female leaders.

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What do you want to gain from the UQWN?

I would love to help women develop the confidence to put themselves forward for more opportunities. The UQWN has offered me great support in taking on new professional challenges, and I am excited to assist other women in the same way.

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Why do you think it is important to have a women focused society at UQ?

With approximately 80% of Australian CEO positions held by men, UQWN fulfils an important role at UQ by focusing on young women’s success and offering inclusive events and opportunities that empower all students. UQWN is a supportive network of like-minded people, allowing members to build confidence, skills and connections to thrive in their chosen field. The network is so crucial as it focuses on lifting other women up. 

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What are you most excited about for the UQWN in 2022?

I am excited to see how UQWN will help talented and passionate young women develop their confidence and professional skillset. For me, the empowerment and career exposure that UQWN provides is incredibly valuable, and I look forward to growing with the society and seeing students connecting with other like-minded individuals at the UQWN events this year.

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