News » PENRITH STUDENT JENNANY JEYAKUMAR SELECTED TO UBS WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMYLast updated 6:51 AM on 30 March 2017
Year 11 Penrith Selective High School student Jennany Jeyakumar has been
selected to attend the UBS Young Women's Leadership Academy, recognising her leadership potential
and individual achievements.
Jennany is one of 40 female students selected from public high schools across NSW for a 4 day
residential program at Women's College, University of Sydney. The academy aims to offer young female leaders the opportunity to build confidence, learn leadership skills and business knowledge as well as raising awareness of rising social issues.
UBS Academy alumni, Elizabeth Cameron, currently working at UBS on secondment from a leading law firm notes the Academy was an excellent introduction to valuable leadership skills which she has been able to apply throughout her career. "I am thankful for the chance to be involved and for the
opportunities the Academy provided. Hearing admired female leaders' share their experiences
highlighted the variety of careers available to me."
Matthew Grounds, UBS Chief Executive Officer Australasia said, "The academy, now in its 13th year
continues to be one of the major pillars of UBS Australia's community program, providing more than
750 young aspiring female leaders new experiences, knowledge and inspirations to enact real change
within our community".
During the week, students will hear from a diverse group of contemporary female leaders including
Nicole Sheffield, Managing Director, News DNA, Shona McPherson, Foundation for Young Australians and Dr Amanda Bell from Women's College. The students will also be treated to a tour of the Art Gallery of NSW and networking events at the UBS offices.
The Academy runs from Monday 3 April till Thursday 6 April.