1 year ago

8 March, 2017

Metro West, 138 Nicholson St, Footscray

Organised by:
VU Postgraduate Association (VUPA)

Is the 21st century the time for change towards gender equality?

Join us on International Women’s Day when two incredible women will spark a new way of thinking and share how they persisted through inequality and deliver novel insights into equal opportunities and success. Think TedX with a twist of Victoria University!

This event in the VUPA Seminar Series includes short and insightful talks from two highly successful women who have broken the glass ceiling in various fields of life. These talks will be inspired by the recent controversy in the US around Elizabeth Warren where the quote "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted" was made infamous. Both speakers Dr. Vanda Fortunato (Chief of Education Delivery and Initiatives at Chisholm Institute) and Francesca Thorne (Founder & CEO at Australian Women’s Network) will impart their experiences, ideas and strategies that shaped their success with the aim to give the audience “a new line of thought”.

After their talks the audience will have a unique opportunity for open dialogue with our speakers.

The VUPA Seminar Series evening is also combined with the Her Place pop up exhibition at Metro West, which aims to establish a contemporary, energetic space dedicated to sharing and honouring the feats and accomplishments of Australian women, to inspire girls, and to educate all.