Kim, herself a Rotary exchange program alumni, together with representatives from Esso’s Long Island Point Plants welcomed four students from Somerville Secondary College and their teacher Kate Wilkins. The Rotary Club also hosted students from Western Port Secondary College at the event.
Around 1,500 people from across the Mornington Peninsula had the opportunity to hear from two guest speakers - Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman and Susan Berg, author of “The Girl Who Lived”, who shared inspirational stories regarding their personal and career journeys.
The event was especially enjoyed by the students who attended. They commented on how inspirational and engaging the speakers were and the powerful messages heard. On behalf of the Women in Energy Network each of the students were presented with a book about inclusion and diversity which they plan on taking back to school for sharing with other students, opening discussions and leaving them in their school library for further sharing.
“It was a pleasure to be able to provide this opportunity for the next generation of women leaders to hear the experiences of women in leadership roles in the local community and to inspire them for their own career paths,” said Kim.