UTS Women’s MBA Network Event

Since the launch of the UTS MBA Women's Network this year we have been overwhelmed with the level of interaction and commitment in making change.

But what does this change look like? We started with pledging our mandate to move beyond the equity and inclusion rhetoric to some meaningful actions. We learn best from doing and what better way to learn than from others.

Our next event will be a Q&A type discussion on issues relating to career advancement. Our panel speakers will share their experiences on some of the issues facing women in leadership roles including formal and informal mentoring/mentee programs and the role of the professional coach.


Verity FirthVerity Firth, Executive Director, Social Justice, UTS

Verity has over 10 years’ experience at the very highest levels of government and the not for profit sector in Australia. Over the last eight years, she has been working in the Australian education sector, first as Minister for Education and Training in New South Wales (2008-2011) and then as the Chief Executive of the Public Education Foundation. As NSW Minister for Women (2007-2009) Verity implemented sector wide strategies to improve women’s recruitment, development and employment in the NSW public sector.

Scott ZedackScott Zedack, Principal, The Entelechy Partnership

Born in the USA, Scott has spent more than 25 years in Australia where his leadership, facilitation and coaching responsibilities span Asia-Pacific. Collaborating with dozens of Blue Chip companies across the region, Scott has helped to clarify strategy accelerate cultural transformation, champion diversity and inclusion programs, assess high potential leaders, embed learning and organisational development initiatives and directly enhanced C-suite leaders.

Leah Callon-ButlerLeah Callon-Butler, Founder and CEO, NEOWIP

Leah is a business development specialist with an interest in social enterprise and entrepreneurship. With over 10 years experience taking new products to new markets, she cut her sales teeth with a renewable energy company at the forefront of emerging solar technologies, before a nose for opportunity lead her to Singapore to transform a small Australian Scratch ‘n’ Sniff printer into an international sensory advertising agency. Leah holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from UTS. She is also alumni to the inaugural UTS Hatchery+ startup incubator program.

Hannah ZhangHannah Zhang, President, Women in Business Society

Hannah is a final year Bachelor of Accounting student and the recipient of the Citibank Women in Banking Scholarship. She has undertaken work experience across a range of areas including insolvency and restructuring at McGrathNicol and KordaMentha and social impact at Impact Investment Group. Hannah furthered her social impact experience through 40K where she volunteered for a month in India. As President of Women in Business, she has created events that expose students to an array of successful female and male representatives from business, IT, and entrepreneurship.


Dr Lan SnellDr Lan Snell, Director, Education Services, UTS Business School

Dr Lan Snell is a marketing academic with 15+ years industry experience and is the Director of Education Services and MBA Director at UTS Business School. Her teaching experience comes from institutions including Macquarie University, UTS, and the University of Sydney. Prior to entering academia, Lan was the Asia Pacific Marketing Director for a global management consulting firm. Lan holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS, a Master of Educational Leadership from Macquarie University, and a PhD in Services Marketing from the University of Sydney.

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