Wonder Women group welcomes Joanne Ryan MP

Joanne Ryan MP was an outstanding first speaker for the UC Wonder Women group

On Tuesday 22 August, UC’s Wonder Women group welcomed their first guest speaker, Member for the seat of Lalor, Joanne Ryan MP. An enthusiastic and engaged crowd heard stories of Ms Ryan’s journey in politics, her rise through the ranks of the Labor party and her thoughts on what it means to be a woman in Australian politics today. She observed:

“Women need to be in the room when decisions are made. They need to be seen discussing important issues. They cannot, and should not, wait for men to get them there.” Joanne Ryan MP

“The Wonder Women group aim to inspire young women to go for positions of leadership, create a dialogue on the relevance of modern feminism and to open up this conversation to students from all backgrounds, sexualities and ideological positions.” Adrienne Bray, Founder