QUT Women in Law not only aims to advocate for and equip law students with the skills to be powerful players in the legal sphere, we also foster the friendships and support networks that help you get there. We believe that this kind of mutual support and mentorship is vital to ensure women achieve their goals. QUT Women in Law’s rapid growth in both membership and engagement demonstrates that many others in the Law Faculty sought a Society where they could discuss and build connections with likeminded people passionate about gender equality.
QUT Women in Law offers a variety of events throughout the year, that are both social and educational. Last year our society organised its first industry panel titled ‘The Making of a Modern Leader’ supported by the Women’s Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ). The panel featured a variety of successful women including; Penelope Eden (Partner at Minter Ellison), Tabatha Young (CEO of Aboriginal Family and Legal Services) and Nichola Di Muzio (Special Counsel at Thynne + Macartney and WLAQ Treasurer). The event allowed our members to network with the panellists and one another. Key lessons from the evening included topics on resilience, work-life balance, and confidence.
While QUT Women in Law is not in a position to fix the complex and underlying social issues that cause women to be disadvantaged, we promise to: create a space where women can speak openly and honestly about the challenges they have and will face in their career; bring together a range of students, academic staff, and professionals to foster a network of mentorship and support; and help you meet likeminded people who you’ll soon consider your close friends.
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