The story that Leigh McCready shares about the QUT Pathways to Politics for Women is one of being at a crossroads. What could she do to fulfill her aspirations to go into politics?
Katie Havelberg shares what she learned from the QUT Pathways to Politics program, and how it transformed her and built her confidence to seriously consider a political career.
It has been a year since Rachell Hansen graduated from the QUT Pathways to Politics Program for Women, and her enthusiasm for the program and her passion to influence climate change policy, are still shining brightly.
Creating Opportunities for Women in Politics: Reflections on the QUT Pathways to Politics for Women Program
Connie and Julia were enthusiastic and inquisitive participants in the program, bringing charisma and a positive mindset into each session. We recently reconnected with Connie and Julia where they reflected on their influences and experience in the program.
Standing for public office is for those ‘crazy-brave few’ of us who are optimistic about the ability of politics to make a difference for our planet, your community or the economy.
Sally Dillon was already running in the 2020 Brisbane City Council elections when we opened applications to sponsor aspiring women politicians to attend QUT’s first Pathways to Politics for Women program. One of 16 successful applicants, Sally shares with us her experiences of the program, and what she took away from it.
In Australia, women are under-represented across all levels of politics despite their proven ability as leaders and their right to participate equally in democratic governance. The QUT Pathways to Politics program is taking on that challenge.