Kate studied the Masters in Social Impact
“I found the course to be an excellent introduction to the social impact space, providing me with a deeper understanding about the different players, how they interact, their drivers, and political and cultural overlays. In particular, I’ve built on skills in designing and evaluating my projects and programs, communicating about them, and attracting grant funding.”
In 2012 Kate moved from working as a commercial lawyer to working at the charitable legal service, Justice Connect, where she managed a capacity-building program for charities and not-for-profits. After completing her degree Kate moved into a new role at Justice Connect focusing on digital innovation strategies to improve access to justice . The Master’s degree positioned Kate well to play a central role in Justice Connect’s digital transformation work.
Kate is also Vice President of YWCA Australia and found that the course helped her in that role as well “We initiated a project to merge the 11 federated YWCA organisations into one national women’s organisation. Again, the system-level view of the not-for-profit sector gained through the degree has been very helpful in understanding, communicating, advocating and executing this historic merger. “