INSPIRING THE BUSINESS LEADERS OF TOMORROW
The Faculty of Commerce at the University of Wollongong, in partnership with Moorefield Girls High School hosted their Inspiring Leadership in Business Conference on Tuesday 28th August 2012 at Moorefield Girls High School Hall.
The event, in its second consecutive year at Moorefield Girls High School, saw year 10, 11 and 12 students from over 6 southern Sydney High Schools attend to hear the professional journeys of three successful business women.
Dean for the Faculty of Commerce, Professor Trevor Spedding said the conference aims to inspire leadership qualities in students and raise student’s aspirations to study tertiary education.
“Students in year 10, 11 and 12 are planning for the next stages of their lives,” said Professor Spedding. “The conference gives students the chance to listen to the professional journeys of some of today’s business leaders, which we hope will assist them in planning for their future careers.”
The calibre of speakers was once again high this year. Ms Jillian Broadbent, Chancellor of UOW and Member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Woolworths Ltd shared her leadership journey and discussed the qualities that make a good leader.
The conference also included presentations from CEO of Sasy n Savy, Samea Maakrun and UOW graduate and Compliance Manager of Australia and New Zealand, Travelex Ltd, Lauren Ross.
Students who attended reported they were inspired by the talks from key business leaders and had developed a greater understanding of the opportunities tertiary education can provide.
Last year’s event, which saw over 300 year 10, 11 and 12 students, included an inspirational speech by Westpac’s CEO, Gail Kelly.