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2017 Highly Commended Young Alumnus

After a decade serving in the Royal Australian Navy Penelope mapped a new path for her future with USQ by completing her Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA) externally while working full-time.

'Without the qualifications and experience I gained from USQ, I would not be in the position I am today, nor hold the accolades that have been afforded to me.'

Penelope is now the Chairperson and Co-Founder of Women in Power; an organisation whose mission it is to advance the roles of women in industry.

Of her many accolades, Penelope is the winner of the 2016 Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Award for Social Enterprise and Not-For-Profit, as well as three awards at the 2017 Women in Industry Awards and the 2016 APAC CEO of the Year.