USQ is calling on the community to #BeBoldForChange at its third annual USQ Shine International Women’s Day High Tea on Wednesday 8 March.?? Across the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. This year’s theme, #BeBoldForChange, encourages men and women worldwide to accelerate gender parity.

Special guest speaker USQ Master of Business and Project Management graduate and current CEO of Energy Skills Australia Penelope Twemlow will address the gender gap and women in leadership.

Ms Twemlow, who is also Chair of both Women in Power and Queensland Electrical Safety Education, rose to success through a series of challenging positions in heavily male-dominated industries. “Being a guest speaker at the 2017 USQ Shine International Women’s Day High Tea will provide a platform to empower and inspire other women,” Ms Tewmlow said. “Most importantly, my story will prove that women cannot just fight to be equal but aspire to be the best in male-dominated industries.”
The 2017 winners of the USQ Shine Bursary will also be announced at the High Tea being held at the USQ Toowoomba Refectory. The USQ Shine program showcases the diverse capacity and ability of women who have graduated from USQ and highlights their professional and personal achievements. At the same time, the program provides a platform to raise awareness and funds for women’s causes and issues and the advancement and accessibility of education for all women and girls regardless of background, location or personal circumstances.




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