It’s not you. It’s the system: Toxic workplace cultures with Yumiko Kadota and Rasi Gupta

Yumiko Kadota’s story first entered mainstream media after her blog went live, starting with the words, “I never thought I would say this, but I broke. I give up. I am done. I am handing back my dream of becoming a surgeon.” Her book, Emotional Female recently hit the shelves as a passionate account of the toxic culture of bullying and overwork that medical students experience as part of their training. 

Nowadays she’s rebuilding herself, starting with her health. She blogs on a wide range of topics that reflect her various interests; eco-warrior, yogi, bookworm

Join us on May to hear Yumiko Kadota and Rasi Gupta discuss It’s not you, it’s the system: Toxic workplace cultures.

She Leads In-Conversation events aim to provide the community with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking. Men are actively welcomed to attend.

In Conversation with Yumiko and Rasi will be at the Cultural Centre Kambri (ANU Building 153), University Ave, Acton ACT 2601 on 4 May 2021 from 6pm to 8pm.  

The cost is $25 for YWCA Canberra members and Australian National University students and $35 for non-members. Cost includes a selection of delicious canapes. A cash bar will be available on the night.

YWCA Canberra believes that all women should be paid for their work. As a result, the cost of your ticket price ensures that we are able to continue to pay our speakers.   

Our She Leads events sell out quickly, so grab a ticket as soon as possible.  

There is underground parking beneath the Cultural Centre, or in the city, just a short walk away.

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Our speakers

 

Image is decorative. Image shows Yumiko Kadota smiling.Yumiko Kadota (she/her) is a medical doctor from Sydney. She resigned from public hospital work after experiencing burnout and now works in medical education and private health.

Her story entered mainstream media after she blogged in February 2019 about her experiences as a trainee in the health system, opening with the words: ‘I never thought I would say this, but I broke. I give up. I am done. I am handing back my dream of becoming a surgeon.’

Nowadays she’s rebuilding herself, starting with her health. She blogs on a wide range of topics that reflect her various interests; ecowarrior, yogi, bookworm.

 

 

 

 

 

Rasi Gupta (she/her) is a qualified doctor, and an art and creativity lover. Making a switch from pursuing a full-time clinical practice to a desk job was a choice Rasi made in order to better balance her life and passions.

Rasi has found success in her choices because she has experienced reduced stress, fixed work hours, and a comfortable work environment, that have left her with both financial security and enough free time to chase creative projects. One such creative project is Rasi’s lifestyle blog called ‘Wacky Vanilla’, where she dabbles in a number of DIY projects related to fashion and interior decoration.

An added bonus has been having the freedom to learn more about social issues and educate herself and others to be more sustainable. For Rasi, leadership comes in all forms, and taking charge of her own life and happiness, and on her own terms, has been the most “boss” move she has made.