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Social scientists

Author: Anthony Florido
Author Role: Head of Faculty - Social Sciences (Business and Geography)

It is pleasing to share some of the opportunities our social scientists have been provided over the past few weeks.  Year 11 student Lucas Kebbell visited the University of Queensland to accept second prize in the UQ/QETA Economics competition, which was run early in Term 3.  Economics student Erika Lawry and Accounting student Anna Coldham-Fussell were invited to attend the 'Women, Entrepreneurship and the New Economy’ networking event and panel discussion run by the Women in Economics Network. This evening event featured Leanne Kemp (Queensland Chief Entrepreneur), Monica Bradley (Corporate Innovation and Venture Investment Advisor), Professor Rowena Bartlett (Executor Director, QUT Entrepreneurship) and Dr Christine Williams (Chair of Women in Economics Network Queensland and former Queensland Chief Scientist). These stellar authorities discussed the specific challenges and positive impacts that flow from female engagement in entrepreneurship and start-ups in our state. They led discussions and fielded questions from a diverse group of women from industry and the public sector

"It was a fascinating opportunity for us, as students, to witness this forum, and equally interesting to network with attendees and learn about what brought them to the event and their careers to date. I would like to thank Mr Florido (Head of Faculty of Social Science) and CHAC mum Associate Professor Lisa Coglan for recommending this event. CHAC’s emphasis on fostering student entrepreneurship will give us an advantage in the new economy, in innovation and in the creation of opportunity." Anna

"The Women, Entrepreneurship and the New Economy event provided insight into the variety of careers that exist within economics and business, in addition to some barriers that exist for women to enter these professions. It was exciting to have conversations with successful women in these jobs as they have real-world experience in a wide range of careers–giving me ideas of what I could pursue in my future. The panel-discussion style of the event allowed the audience to ask questions relevant to their business, and, as a high school student, I felt lucky to be involved with this. The event was overall a great opportunity, and I hope that I can attend again next year." Erika