Capital W was founded in 2007 by UNSW Co-op students as a grassroots approach to bridging the gap between university and the corporate world. We host tailored events for aspiring female students interested in a career in business.
At Capital W, we believe every female student should be equipped and empowered to achieve brilliant things. We work alongside sponsors to co-create accessible opportunities to bridge the gap between university and the workforce and catalyse discussion on empowering women in all industries.
We are proud to have built a network of over 4,500 students, in a diverse range of faculties, and have had the privilege of partnering with 30 of Australia’s leading firms this year. 2021 has been a successful year despite numerous social challenges. Focusing on innovation and strengthening our agility to change, Capital W has not only continued but evolved existing initiatives and introduced new offerings to build relevance and engagement.
Attracting over 700 student event attendees throughout 2021, we were able to connect a wider range of students and sponsors. Examples include welcoming over 220 attendees to our International Women’s Day Breakfast, to celebrate the achievements of women and men in diversity. We also launched several philanthropic initiatives to align with the charitable values reflected by our students and sponsors, raising over $500 and funding over 248 days of education. Furthermore, continuing the Intervarsity Tech Literacy series, this year we hosted over 144 participants from 14 universities, to equip female students with the technological skills to leverage disruptive innovations.
Our team continues to be motivated by the immense value that can be delivered to sponsors and students alike. We would love for you to join us in our 15th year of empowering and creating new opportunities for female students to excel in their careers.
Samantha Yun and Tara Dabrowski
Capital W Co-Presidents 2021-2022
the women of today to become the future
business leaders of tomorrow, building a bridge between university and the workforce
To advance the business career development of talented female students in all academic faculties through a network of undergraduates, professionals, and faculty by equipping them with the relevant skills and networks.
Meet the Team