In 1961, many teens may have baulked at the thought of joining a brand-new university. But not Ian Dudgeon, who went on to forge a stellar international career and help shape national security policy.
Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris began the business in her garage - and it was a pivotal change in her studies that led her down the path of brave entrepreneur.
Despite women being significantly underrepresented in key leadership roles across Australia, Janette Kendall is thriving in a range of non-executive director roles.
Little did young Ian Macfarlane know, as he began his Economics degree in the 60s, that he would help charter Australia’s economy through turbulent decades ahead.
Global HR leader Annie Lim says the diversity she was immersed in during her studies kickstarted her career managing many different types of people.
Founder of memobottle Jonathan Byrt studied Commerce because he wanted to solve business problems. But it was an unusual elective choice that led him where he is today.
"The Australian economy loses about $75 billion annually from excluding diverse customers," says Div Pillay, who started MindTribes to help businesses and people take cultural inclusion to the next level."