We are in the process of confirming the list of female alumnae for our entrepreneurship and career mentoring panels. There will be one focused on women in STEM fields and one focusing on women in Humanities and Commerce fields. If you have a suggestion make sure to get it in ASAP! We also met with the Careers Centre to discuss student feedback about university career services and specific programs for helping women students get more career-ready!
Sanitary Item Project
Get free sanitary items from the newly crafted purple box in the front of the SRC. There has been an increase in the number of students accessing the free sanitary items. Signage and posters will continue to be put up around university in the following weeks.Attendance at #Feminist Conversation
The Feminist Conversation brought together the self-proclaimed “bad feminist”, Roxane Gay, and the self-described “factual feminist”, Christina Hoff Sommers to discuss about many heated topics, including intersectionality, gender roles, the gender pay gap, violence against women and the #MeToo movement. Crystal attended the conversation to hear different views about feminist from two different ends of the spectrum and to acknowledge the current trend of the developments of female’s rights in various countries.
Shared Table Event
The Shared Table event gave us the opportunity to meet and converse with 50 women from diverse backgrounds over plates of food and packing ‘the Good box’ for local homeless women. We would like to adopt a similar event structure and invite ‘The Good Box’ to Sydney University to run a similar event particularly in the lead up to Mother’s Day bringing young women of different cultures together to help other women. Stay tuned if you’re interested!
We are still seeking any contributors for ENID, an online hub of USYD women’s opinions, work, thoughts and issues. If you have an interest in writing, illustrating, photography, playing a musical instrument, performing, or have anything else in mind let us know.
Students' Representative Council, University of Sydney