Last week, we were given the incredible opportunity to attend the Winter Conversation Series with Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson and Honourable Julia Gillard AC, former Prime Minister of Australia. The event was intimate with only around 50 people in attendance and the topic of the conversation was Women’s Advancement. Julia spoke about her experience as Australia’s first Prime Minister, her influential policies and her current goals and initiatives for women around the world. We were able to share our experiences as women moving into tertiary education with her and discuss the importance of taking on difficult opportunities regardless of patriarchal obstacles. Overall, this was a wonderful and inspirational experience that left us feeling empowered and confident in our leadership roles.
Maisha, Cartia & Brooke (Year 12 Students)