ArtSS Career-Ready
Forum: Careers for Arts Graduates
Women, Stories, Opportunities: Careers for Women in the Arts and Social Sciences

ArtSS Career-Ready would like to invite you to a lunch-time forum on careers for women in the Arts and Social Sciences.

Our diverse and talented guest speakers are all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Join us to hear a frank and honest view on how our graduates’ degrees have helped in their careers, obstacles they have faced and overcome as women in the workforce, and the sharing of their journeys to encourage you to be better equipped and empowered for your career ahead.


Theodora Chan, BA (Media & Comms) '10, BA (Hons) '12
Co-Founder and Content Director, Pen and Pixel

As a digital marketer with a decade of industry experience, Theodora’s background includes copywriting, social media, search engine optimisation, and content strategy. Previously, Theodora has worked as the Online Editor for one of Australia’s largest weekly publications, as well as managing 8 titles in her role as Optimisation Manager for Pacific Magazines, before making the move into client-based work. 

During her time in "Agency Land", Theodora managed clients such as True Local, Sensis, Yellow Pages, and more. She has also ghost-written and published two books on social media and guerrilla marketing tactics. More recently, Theodora has started her own content marketing agency, managing a team of creatives from all over the world.

In her spare time, Theodora is actively involved with the University of Sydney as a writer for the Alumni Department, volunteer mentor for recent graduates, and panellist for the university’s Media and Communications department.

Theodora is also a passionate advocate for mental health. She has delivered Q&A sessions with carers of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and will soon be working with BPDAustralia.

Christine El-Khoury, MPACS '15
Interview Producer, 7.30, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Christine graduated from The University of Sydney with a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies in 2015. She currently works at ABC Radio as a Reporter/Producer for Radio National's Background Briefing program. Previously, Christine has acted as a producer for the popular news/current affairs programs 7:30 and Q&A.

Born and bred in Melbourne, Christine completed her undergraduate degree in Media Studies at La Trobe University and moved to Sydney in 2007 to take up a position with SBS Television as researcher/reporter for Insight.

Laura McManus, BGS '10, Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) '12
Ethical Sourcing Lead, Konica Minolta

Laura is a business and human rights practitioner with a keen interest in how companies and the non-for-profit (NFP) sector can engage in meaningful and sustainable social impact. Her research interests include human trafficking for forced labour, the recruitment of migrant workers, domestic worker rights and ethical sourcing.

After starting her career in NFPs, Laura turned her attention to the corporate world where she currently works with Konica Minolta as Ethical Sourcing Lead. In this role Laura has developed and is implementing the company’s Ethical Sourcing Roadmap, as well as overseeing their Human Rights Position Statement and advocacy efforts. She is an advocate for smart regulation and supports growing calls for transparency in supply chains legislation in Australia.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
12:00 - 2:00pm

Sutherland Room, The Holme Building
Science Road,
The University of Sydney 
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  • 12.00 pm Welcome
  • 12.15 pm Speakers' presentations
  • 1:00 pm Q & A
  • 1.15 pm Informal lunch
  • 2.00 pm Event concludes

This event is free
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