Our Cofounder + COO Edwina Kolomanski will share the girledworld story, startup journey and her career and study pathways at the Melbourne Town Hall this Friday August 2, as part of the The University of Melbourne Young Alumni Cocktails + Conversations series.
Edwina will take the stage alongside Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp and CEO + Cofounder of Allume Energy Cameron Knox.
In case you didn't know it, Edwina is a serial entrepreneur and university student!, who has a Bachelor of Media and Communications, a Master of Entrepreneurship (First Class Honours) from the The University of Melbourne on scholarship, studied as a Visiting International Student at Columbia University in the City of New York, and is currently completing a Juris Doctor on scholarship Monash University, where she was awarded a Monash Global Discovery Scholarship in 2018 for her demonstrated commitment to innovation.
We don't know how she does it! But she does. Every day.
More info on event below or via this link.
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE YOUNG ALUMNI COCKTAILS + CONVERSATIONS
Friday August 2, 2019 7.00pm-10.00pm
Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Room
What does the Melbourne of the future have in store for you?
The world is changing rapidly. The drivers of change are many and include trends such as the rise of entrepreneurship, business technology, and consumer expectations around sustainability. So how will these drivers influence our city? And how will you be best placed to take advantage of the opportunities these changes will bring?
Join our key note speaker Lord Mayor Sally Capp as she gives her take on the future of doing business in the City of Melbourne. She will be joined by two young alumni guests who will give their unique perspective as young business owners.
Following formalities, you will be able to continue the conversation with your young alumni network over refreshing cocktails and delicious canapes. If you would like to kick-on further, the Business and Economics Young Alumni Committee will be hosting an after-party in the city.
MEET THE EVENT SPEAKERS
Lord Mayor Sally Capp, BCom, LLB(Hons)1991
Sally Capp was elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in May 2018 and was the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor. Sally was also the first woman to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel. She has also served as the CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and COO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne. Sally has held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, and she took the small business she co- founded to the ASX. Most recently she was Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia. A passionate Magpies supporter, in 2004 Sally made history as the first female board member of Collingwood FC. She is involved in a number of charities, currently sitting on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation and the Melbourne University Faculty of Business and Economics. Sally is also Honorary Patron of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance, Member of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors, Patron of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices, Patron of the Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation and Victorian Honorary Vice President of the Australia-Britain Society (Victoria) Inc.
Cameron Knox, BSc 2016, DipLang 2016
Cameron is the CEO & Co-Founder of Allume Energy, a Melbourne based start-up aimed at making solar affordable and accessible for apartment residents. Since its inception in 2015 Allume have grown to 12 employees, secured over $2M in contracted revenue, signed customers in 2 continents and attracted over $2.5M in investment. Allume are an alumni of the UniMelb affiliated Melbourne Accelerator Program. Cameron is a graduate of a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne and juggles his role at Allume with a part time Masters of Mechatronics.
Edwina Kolomanski, MEnt 2016, BA 2012
Edwina is Cofounder of Australian education startup Girledworld, with the mission of upskilling, equipping and inspiring the next generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and STEM champions.
In response to a lack of gender diversity in future-facing industries such as STEM and startup, Girledworld deliver large scale World of Work events for high school girls, educators and parents, design in-school career and Future of Work employability programs and partner with schools, industry and governments to better support young women in the critical years of career decision making.
Edwina has a Bachelor of Media and Communications and Master of Entrepreneurship (First Class Hons) from the University of Melbourne on scholarship, studied as a Visiting International Student at Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York and is currently completing a Juris Doctor at Monash University, where she was awarded a Monash Global Discovery Scholarship in 2018 for her demonstrated commitment to Innovation.
All event details here.