She Leads College – 5 quick questions with Erica Hediger

14 July 2016

Zoya Patel

Zoya is the Senior Manager of Corporate Relations and Communication at YWCA Canberra.

Junket 2015The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 26 July, is a one-day event for girls in Years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be featuring 5 quick questions with each speaker in the lead up to the Conference. Today, we chat to Erica Hediger.

Describe yourself in 30 words or less.

A backyard scientist, and mad tinkerer. I love to pull things apart to build something better. I am really passionate about getting others excited about making and innovating.

What’s one thing about your life now that you never would have predicted when you were at school?

All of it, my career and my job didn’t exist when I was at school. I thought I would be working in a 9-5 job after graduating uni for at least 10 years.

What is a book that has influenced your leadership journey?

Drive, by Daniel H. Pink

Why are you excited to be part of the She Leads College Conference?

I can’t wait to see what the next generation has to offer and meet the leaders of the future.

What piece of advice would you most like to give to young women just starting their leadership journeys?

Try everything, you really don’t know if you will like it until you really give it a go.

Find out more about our exciting program and register to attend the She Leads College Conference here!

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