Youth Entrepreneurs & Leaders Speaker Series: Laos
Meet our speakers: Vietnam
Engineer, Founder, Director, Speaker, Specialist in Diversity
Felicity Furey is an award winning inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and engineer passionate about diversity. As a founder of two social enterprises, Felicity has shifted the perception of engineering with thousands of young people and companies. Felicity has been named as a Superstar of STEM, one of the Financial Review BOSS Magazine’s Young Executives of the Year in 2016 and named as one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ at just 26 years old. Felicity has been featured on ABC News, Sky News, the Australian Financial Review and the Australian. She is also a Civil Engineer who has delivered Australia’s mega infrastructure projects for over 10 years. This work includes extending the life of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, and shaping the city of Melbourne as a design manager on the West Gate Tunnel Project. Felicity applies the design principles learnt in her professional career to engineer a better society. By co-founding and leading companies Power of Engineering and Machinam, Felicity has increased diversity in the people who design our world – engineers and inspired thousands of students across Australia into engineering and mathematics.
Director of Social Impact, Social Good Outpost
Elise Stephenson is a 27-year old award-winning social entrepreneur, PhD Candidate from the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, Brisbane, and a New Colombo Plan Alumni of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Recognised as one of 25 Young Women to Watch in International Affairs, and awarded by the United Nations Australia Association, Elise is passionate about gender equality and women’s leadership. Elise’s PhD is currently focuses on women’s leadership in international relations – focusing on diplomacy and security. Elise is an Australian representative on the Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network, having represented Australia overseas for work and research through countries such as Taiwan, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Morocco, Spain, and Turkey, representing Australia for the Hult Prize in Shanghai, the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Taiwan, and the Asia Future Fellows Program in Beijing. Elise is also the co-founder of the Social Good Outpost, a social enterprise creative design agency for changemakers where she has travelled over 60,000kms around Australia working with rural and regional communities. A relentless ‘do-er’, Elise is the curator of this Youth entrepreneurs & leaders speaker series.
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