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Woman of the Week



Gender inequality in the workplace is a pressing global problem. While we’ve made meaningful progress, women are far less likely than men to be active in diplomatic circles, there is still a long way to go. 


Here’s what HE Ms Sally Mansfield, the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, had to say about her role as Australian Ambassador, the obstacles she has encountered and what she hopes to achieve in her tenure. 


Foreign Affairs is vital for the function of nations in a time of surging globalisation. Arising global issues make the portfolio a tough gig, requiring strong policy and a strong leader to light the path.

Julie shares her biggest challenges and successes in her time as Foreign Affairs Minister, and addresses obstacles as a female Cabinet member and provides insight into how to boost female representation.

Gillian TRIGGS

With her views about the #MeToo movement, Australia's worsening Gender Gap and her plans for improving fundamental rights, Gillian gives us a detailed discussion on issues concerning gender inequality within the wide workforce along with actions we can take to reach our career goals.

Gillian Triggs was President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012 to 2017. She is a pre-eminent international law scholar, a former Dean of the Sydney Law School and current Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at Melbourne Law School. She recently chaired a UN Inquiry into Abuse of office, bullying and harassment in UNAIDs and is currently chair of the Board of Justice Connect and President of the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal. Her memoir, Speaking Up, was released in October last year.

Jessica FINN

Management consulting— we've all heard of it, it seems to have taken future graduate job prospects by storm, but what is it really like to work within the field, more specifically as a woman?

Jessica Finn is a Senior Manager at PwC. After completing Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Management at the University of Melbourne, she joined PwC and has now worked there for almost five years. She is an avid traveller and has lived in 10 different cities! She also loves a good coffee and reading for leisure.


The #womenwhocode and #codelikeagirl movement has inspired a surge of young women to unleash their talents in technology. However, have we made real progress in achieving gender parity in tech?

We asked Navi Kaur, Senior Analyst Engineer at NAB, about her opinion on the underrepresentation of women in the tech industry and how to overcome expectations and make a breakthrough in your career. 

Tina YAO

& Annie JIANG

In celebration of International Women’s Day, WCP is excited and extremely proud to present our interviewees – Tina (Jiayi) Yao and Annie Jiang! 

Tina and Annie are both co-founders of Women in Commerce and Politics, currently President and Vice President of Politics, respectively. They each completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, and are now both undertaking the Juris Doctor.