Outlook Magazine is the University of Wollongong’s flagship publication for alumni featuring stories about and by our incredible graduates from around the world.
Equality in the boardroom
Elizabeth Proust AO has rightly earned a reputation as one of Australia’s leading business figures and change-makers. She has excelled in high-profile and influential leadership roles, traversing both the public and private sectors, and has been a trailblazer, role model and mentor for many women.
The future of work
In 2019, trying to get a seat on a train or navigating peak hour traffic was a daily struggle as 26,000 Illawarra workers made their way to work. But in 2020, commuting became something only essential workers braved, while the rest of us set up makeshift offices in the kitchen, bedroom or garage.
When Zachary Bennett-Brook and his partner Tara Burrows decided to marry in spring last year they weren’t going to let a pandemic dampen proceedings.
As long as women are not free, the people are not free
The coronavirus pandemic has been a shared experience of fear, displacement and frustration, but its material effects have not been felt equally. UOW alumna Van Badham writes that although everyone has faced unprecedented challenges from the (seemingly, unending) virus, women have worn the worst of the economic and social impact of COVID-19.
Amy and Beth Glancey are a formidable force. The identical twins share far more than a birthdate and mirror-image DNA – both are articulate, insightful communicators, positively crackling with energy, ambition and the confidence to achieve anything they set their minds to.
Helping women succeed
Helping future female leaders by providing support, guidance and access to advance their career is key, according to Professor Grace McCarthy, Dean of Business at UOW’s School of Business.