A highly regarded expert with over four decades of experience in Early Childhood Education and Care has taken out this year’s QUT Faculty of Education Outstanding Alumni Award for her dedication to early childhood learning.
Join QUT Business School and UN Women Australia for this special online event with Janelle Weissman, Executive Director, UN Women Australia.
In conversation with Dr Bree Hurst, School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, QUT, Janelle will share insights into Sustainable Development Goal 5: achieve gender equality and empower women and girls with a live Q&A.
Photo credit: UN Women Australia/Joe Saade
About UN Women Australia
QUT Business School is UN Women’s exclusive Queensland and ACT Education partner.
A global champion for women and girls, UN Women is the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality and was established to accelerate progress to meet the needs of women and girls worldwide. Learn more about UN Women and Sustainable Development Goal 5.
About the speakers
For the past twenty-five years, Janelle has worked in program management, partnerships and grant making roles to strengthen social justice organisations in the USA, Australia and around the world. As Executive Director of UN Women Australia, Janelle leads a team charged with amplifying UN Women’s global agenda through fundraising and advocacy to advance women in leadership, promote economic empowerment, end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and ensure women’s voices are central to humanitarian response.
Dr Bree Hurst
Dr Bree Hurst is from the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. Bree is a member of QUT’s Centre for Decent Work and Industry, which seeks to progress social change by critically examining the nexus of business, work, education and society and advance decent work and industry through rigorous scholarship and research informed policy advocacy.
One of Australia’s leading creative writers and public commentators on diversity and representation in the media has been named the QUT Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award winner.