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Past: Student to future leader: Why learning about entrepreneurship is crucial to every career pathway

About the topic

Entrepreneurship is defined as the starting of new businesses, usually by an individual who identified a gap in the market and trail blazed their way to success as sole owner and CEO. But you don’t have to share this passion of building your own business to see the value in utilising the same skills for your future career aspirations! We explore the relevancy of entrepreneurial skills for your career in this free one-hour webinar, and hear from a USQ student about how she found success by nurturing these skills and taking a chance.

This webinar has now finished. Please view the below recording and slides to access this resource.

About the presenters

Dr Retha Wiesner is Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour in the Institute for Resilient Regions at USQ. Retha is currently leading a major research and capacity building program (The WiRE Program), which focuses on advancing women in rural, regional and remote enterprises through entrepreneurship. She is internationally renowned for her work in Small and Medium Enterprises and empowering women through entrepreneurship. She has also co-authored ten books in the last 15 years on the topic areas of management, organisational behaviour, human resource management and business sustainability.

Prudence Melom is a final year Bachelor of Laws student at USQ, an advocate for social change and equality and someone who believes that through storytelling, we are erasing racism one story at a time. After arriving in Australia in 2007 as a refugee, only speaking two words of English, Prudence is now a CEO of non-for-profit organisation E-raced, is a prominent human rights activist that was named ninth most influential person in the 2018 Toowoomba power 100 list and widely recognised in local and national awards for her work as a CEO, activist, humanitarian, and contributions to building a more inclusive society.

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