AGSM MBA student club to empower female leaders

Virginia Kane
AGSM Student Society’s first female President Virginia Kane

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) has added a new MBA student club designed to support aspiring female leaders through professional development opportunities.

The AGSM Women in Leadership Club aims to develop long term success for the AGSM female community through an open platform of communication designed to empower women in their professional and personal lives.

Club President and MBA Class of 2015 candidate Kirsten Brito says the club will launch a series of events throughout the year that fall into one of three categories: Empower, Improve or Engage.

“The Empower Event Series aims to inspire women through speakers and business conferences featuring successful AGSM alumni and industry leaders,” said Kirsten. “We also hope to develop professional skills of our peers through workshops, which is the aim of the Improve Event Series.”

The launch of the club coincides with the appointment of the AGSM Student Society’s first female President, Virginia Kane.

Virginia was born in Sydney but grew up in Canada and attended Duke University, where she earned her B.A. with Distinction in Psychology, as well as a certificate in Markets and Management. During her time at Duke, she was an athlete and captain on the varsity rowing team.

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