Meet Carly Hussey (and her gorgeous greyhound Lee) who manages our Access Program. Carly joined the WAGEC Team last November and is already making a massive impact through her work developing training, education and employment pathways for women.
Who/what inspired you to get into this field of work?
I saw Gloria Steinem speak at an event a few years ago and during question time a woman in the audience said she was feeling despair that her young niece seemed totally disinterested in feminism and asked what she could do to engage her. Gloria Steinem responded, "don't worry - life will radicalise her". I feel many women can relate to this. We may not have sought out feminism, politics or advocacy and yet our own life experiences and witnessing the journeys of women around us has bought a greater understanding of this field of work and inspired us to find small ways to contribute.
What is your favourite part of working for WAGEC?
Being able to learn from a group of incredibly compassionate, kind, gracious, intelligent, funny and generous women (and Brad), and the supportive and values driven environment.
What do you like to do to relax and have fun outside of work?
I have a toddler so I am not currently familiar with the concept of relaxation. The closest I get is eating Ciccone & Sons gelato (made in Redfern) with my dog.
Is there anything else you want people to know about you?
I am a dog lover and I volunteer with Greyhound Rescue, a charity that rehomes greyhounds discarded by the racing industry.