We've launched IFYW!
A great start to an exciting campaign
On the 12th of June 2018 Inspiring the Future launched the Inspiring Futures for Young Women campaign, hosted by Brigidine College St Ives. It was a wonderful evening with great speakers and an inspiring panel discussion on women in workforce.
The evening was attended by the local business community, educators, friends of the campaign and students and parents from the Brigidine College community.
It involved a variety of interesting presentations, including the attendance of the Hon. Natalie Ward MLC to officially launch the campaign on behalf of the Minister for Women Tanya Davies. As well as hearing from Natalie Ward, Dianne Mills gave an intriguing presentation on the new work order, presenting new ideas for how we think about communicating careers and educating young women to navigate them.
The main event was a panel discussion involving Cayleigh Hosking, Solutions Specialist at Microsoft; Lee Ussher, Co-Founder of Buzz Web Media; and Julie Clifford, Industry Engagement Broker for Inspiring the Future AU. The women shared their insights on what challenges they've overcome, how their industry has changed for women and what they hope to see in the future. It was particularly inspiring to hear how each different woman had exceeded others expectations and bias in their career and pushed through challenges to be respected and successful in their own right, while also still being mothers, daughters, wives and friends.