At Robogals, we work to inspire, engage and empower. In that spirit, our Perth chapter held a high tea late last year in collaboration with BP, one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies and silver sponsor of the chapter. This event was motivated by Robogals’ and BP’s shared vision of ensuring a better gender balance across the workforce.

The aim? Connecting our university-attending volunteers with industry representatives. This kind of Robogals event is always well received by both parties and this event was no exception. The annual high tea saw more participation in 2017 than ever before!

The opportunity provided Robogals volunteers with access to representatives from over nine companies and in return, the companies with passionate, motivated young men and women, invested in a vision of global change. This knowledge exchange is a key part of Robogals’ commitment to developing our volunteers into culturally aware industry leaders.

‘I think the high tea was a huge success and gave us access to key insights about future employment and the opportunity to discuss current issues within our difference industries’ – Rae Tang, Robogals Perth Marketing Manager.

Our volunteers said the highlights of the evening were the delicious food, high attendance and the keynote speaker, Susie Pezzoni from BP. Ms Pezzoni’s speech highlighted the influence other women in the industry had on her and sparked conversations around inspiring women and gender diversity.

We are very proud of the impact we can have not only on school-aged girls across the world through our education workshops, but also the value Robogals can bring to students studying at university. We are proud of the professional development opportunities we can provide and of the strong multi-disciplinary, gender diverse communities we build within universities to support young women through their higher education.