The Warren Centre held its Inclusion² – Entrepreneurship 101 One Day Masterclass event at University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus on Friday 23 February 2018.
The first Entrepreneurship 101 session was attended by about 25 aspiring entrepreneurs from a range of industries. The Warren Centre’s COO Alex Harrington kicked off the day by explaining the course objectives and getting course participants to chat with one another. Jo Burston of Inspiring Rare Birds then delivered an empowering speech about her entrepreneurial journey, setting the tone for the day ahead.
A number of practical and informative sessions were led by service practitioners including Anna Polito of Dueo Chartered Accountants, Andrea Ruhrmann and Lisa Neilson of FB Rice Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Mike Pym of Gordian Lawyers, Corrie McLeod of Espresso Communications and Annette Stagleino from The Left Bank. Before ending the day, participants were able to speak with successful entrepreneurs including Louise Geoghegan from Fold 7, Anne Moore from PlanDo Human Capital, Carola Jones from Everty and Solange Cunin from Cuberider, in a series of breakout networking sessions.
Throughout the day the energy in the room was buzzing as it filled with chatter and excitement. The event was proudly supported by program sponsors FB Rice and Rare Birds.
Inclusion² is the first comprehensive whole of career approach to support women in STEM. Currently, female talent is being lost at every stage of the STEM pipeline. In this period of rapid technological change, society requires innovative and adaptive STEM solutions delivered by a diverse cohort of industry leaders. Inclusion² is a multi-tiered program addressing the barriers to diversity in science, technology, engineering and maths. The project received grant funding from the Australian Government.