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Latin Women in Leadership

Australian Latin American Young Professionals (ALAYP) invites you to our inaugural event of the year, where we will celebrate and explore women's remarkable achievements and successes.

This year's event promises an engaging panel discussion featuring four distinguished speakers. Be inspired by high-profile panellists from Latin America as they share their stories of leadership in male-dominated sectors and elucidate what it takes to thrive in such environments. Following the discussion, indulge in networking opportunities with like-minded professionals while enjoying refreshments and canapés throughout the evening.

Guest speakers for the event include:

- Laura Aparicio - Treasury Manager at Acciona.

- Luisa María Aranda Ramírez - Business Owner (Titico) / High-Risk Team Coordinator Save the Children Australia.

- Alexandra Robertson - General Manager Portfolio Integration at Stanwell.

Our MC for the night will be Laura Miranda – Co-founder of the You Don't Look Like an Engineer podcast, ALAYP Secretary and the winner of the Emerging Engineering Associate of the Year award in 2023.

Join us as we delve into the journeys of Latin American women who have ascended to leadership roles, offering invaluable insights and practical tips for success.

This event is open to all genders and community members. Tickets are limited, so register ASAP to secure your spot!

Thanks to our supporters for this event:

You don't look like an Engineer.


Date: Wednesday 20th March

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Place: TAFE Queensland Southbank, 6 Glenelg St, South Brisbane.

Address: Block H level 1, Room 1027 Auditorium

According to United Nations Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. There has been progress over the last decades, but the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030.

The social and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even bleaker. Progress in many areas, including time spent on unpaid care and domestic work, decision-making regarding sexual and reproductive health, and gender-responsive budgeting, is falling behind.

Women’s health services, already poorly funded, have faced major disruptions. Violence against women remains endemic. And despite women’s leadership in responding to COVID-19, they still trail men in securing the decision-making positions they deserve."

ALAYP is committed to accelerating and promoting this process, by showcasing Latin American leaders succeeding in Australia.

How to get there:

Follow the highlighted route on the map below:

Also a caveat on photography:

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By registering for the LATIN WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP (“the Event”), you hereby authorise ALAYP and its allies ("ALAYP and those acting pursuant to its authority to:

a. Photograph your participation and image on any media (whether film, video or photographic, whether electronic or digital or any similar medium) (“the Recordings”) at the Event; and

b. Exhibit and/or distribute the Recordings (in whole or in part) in any media, including social media and methods of communication to the public, whether the media is known or invented in the future, without restrictions or limitation, for any educational or promotional purpose which ALAYP and those acting pursuant to its authority, deem appropriate.

If you do not wish to appear in such Recordings, please notify the photographer on-site at the Event or advise the staff at the registration desk at the commencement of the Event.