Explore our past events.
Speaker at the 12th UTAS Annual Graduate Research Conference 2018 – Risk, Uncertainty, Innovation & PHDs
In a moving and personal talk, Marisol, our head designer and strategist, makes the case for a Tasmanian PHD culture that teaches how to take calculated risks, and deal with uncertainty, to prepere PHD candidates for a future that includes innovation. This talk was presented at University of Tasmania's 12th Annual Graduate Research Conference as part of the panel discussion: 'Innovation: What does the future mean for me if my job has not yet been created?' Marisol shared the panel with guest panelists Bianca Deans, Clare Rutherford, and Jon Manning. Talk transcript ....
Our initiative partner, Daniela Shurink-Moeler, summarised the idea as follows: Let's incorporated a free launch event based around the availability of several volunteer female entrepreneurs/mentors from different backgrounds/industries lending their knowledge and expertise in a “speed dating” type set-up. Female business owners seeking help/support have the opportunity to engage with these mentors in the room and assess possible connections, peer support and guidance to follow up on. It would also act as a networking event giving female business owners the opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded individuals. It also emerged that this initial event could potentially grow into a “female to female” permanent mentor program which could potentially be on the back of the existing business mentor program. All with the view to extend their circle of influence for female entrepreneurs in Tasmania....
Brainstorm Mornings – HMW Create a Women Entrepreneur’s Support Circle to improve women’s success in entrepreneurship
Our guest speaker Daniela Shurink-Moeler presented a summarised analysis of the current women entreprenuer's challenges in Tasmania. According to the ABS, women in business are underrepresented making just over a third of all Australian business operators (34% or 668,670) with under a third of this number (31%) living in regional Australia. Their average weekly cash income is half than their male counterparts and other employed women. Despite all this hardship, women entrepreneurs have high levels (57%) of life satisfaction, maintain a flexible balance between work and family responsibilities, pursue vital and challenging careers to accomplish goals in their own terms, and above all women business owners tend to pursue a balance between economic goals, such as profit and growth, and non -economic goals, such as product quality, personal enjoyment and helping others....
Our guest speaker Beverley Jefferson presented a summarised analysis of the current humanitarian migrant state in Tasmania: We have anywhere between 450-750 humanitarian migrants arriving in Tasmania each year, ranging from people from Syria with a professional work background to families who have been living in camps for 20 years with limited access to either education or work...
Our guest speaker Eric Sivret presented a summarised analysis of the current social enterprise state in Australia: They are a small growing part of the ecosystem: 853,0001 businesses in Australia with more than 1 employee. >51,0002 registered not for profits entities. >20,0003 estimated social enterprises. A typical social enterprise is: In the services industry (68%), Small business (73%), Providing service for profit (62.7%), Reinvesting all profit (81%), Investing in growth (86.2%), Receiving 300 (median) hours of volunteer support....
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– Manager government services
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– Small business owner
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– Business owner
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