On June the 12th 2018 Inspiring the Future launched it’s brand new sub-campaign Inspiring Futures for Young Women! The Hon Natalie Ward MLC officially launched campaign at the event held at Brigidine College St Ives on behalf of the Minister for Women Tanya Davies. The event was attended by community members, business professionals, educators, Brigidine students and parents and friends of the campaign. STZ_9598

The evening was an inspiring event hearing from women with unique stories and insights. 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.

Thanks to all those who came along, and a special thanks to Brigidine College for their work in making this event happen. We’d also like to extend another big thank you to our speakers The Hon. Natalie Ward MLC, Dianne Mills, Cayleigh Hosking, Lee Ussher, Julie Clifford, Di Lawrence and Michelle Cooper.


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