Events Director – Elizabeth Burgess

Degree: Bachelor of Accounting (Co-op)

Profile

Elizabeth (Lizzie) has been a part of WiB for one year, joining the society as a first year student and is now entering her second year as the Events Director. Lizzie has always been passionate about female empowerment, taking inspiration from Sheryl Sandberg and encouraging other women. Beginning as an events subcommittee member, Lizzie loved the opportunities to network, learn and develop skills and thus returned the following year as the Events Director.

Through this role, Lizzie aims to bring a new light to WiB events in 2020, providing our members with more exposure to our sponsor companies and helping them develop their networking and personal branding skills.

Beyond WiB, Lizzie loves to spend time with her friends at Fratelli Fresh or Maccas drive through. She also dedicates her Friday nights to volunteering at the Two Wolves Mexican Cantina, a restaurant in which all profits go to assist in building schools overseas.  She then spends most of her Saturdays at the Netball or Volleyball courts where she coaches high school students. 

Career

Lizzie is currently undertaking a Co-op degree which gives her exposure to two six month internships. At the end of 2019 she finished her first internship at American Express, where she worked in the financial reporting team. Lizzie’s ultimate goal is to work in the corporate world and reach a position where she can reach out to young women and inspire them to do the same. 

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