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Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child

Siena students joined with students from Richmond High School to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child at the Collingwood headquarters of T2.  The event was organised by Georgie Onaatje, founder of EmpowerGirl, who believes that by '...sharing the stories of other women’s success, we can show young girls a world of possibilities for their future'.

The T2 story was chosen to share on 11 October because it showcases the remarkable entrepreneurial journey which began with two courageous women and a single bold idea. From humble beginnings in a teashop in Fitzroy, T2 has grown to be an iconic brand, with over ninety stores across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, United Kingdom and Asia.  

Our students were inspired by presentations by Amy Smith, Global Brand Director, Wendy Byrne, Head of Buying and Michelle Goff, Tea Sommelier and Developer and were privileged to receive a personalised message from Nicole Sparshott, Global Chief Executive Officer of T2.  Students received insights into the career journeys of each of these women and learnt about the work that they perform at T2.  We were also privileged to enjoy a personal tea brewing demonstration and tea tasting. 

The experience was indeed a wonderful celebration of female success and empowerment.  As Georgie states, “With the right role models, anything is possible.”  We look forward to continuing our partnership with EmpowerGirl in 2020. 

 

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Siena students joined with students from Richmond High School to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child at the Collingwood headquarters of T2.  The event was organised by Georgie Onaatje, founder of EmpowerGirl, who believes that by '...sharing the stories of other women’s success, we can show young girls a world of possibilities for their future'.

The T2 story was chosen to share on 11 October because it showcases the remarkable entrepreneurial journey which began with two courageous women and a single bold idea. From humble beginnings in a teashop in Fitzroy, T2 has grown to be an iconic brand, with over ninety stores across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, United Kingdom and Asia.  

Our students were inspired by presentations by Amy Smith, Global Brand Director, Wendy Byrne, Head of Buying and Michelle Goff, Tea Sommelier and Developer and were privileged to receive a personalised message from Nicole Sparshott, Global Chief Executive Officer of T2.  Students received insights into the career journeys of each of these women and learnt about the work that they perform at T2.  We were also privileged to enjoy a personal tea brewing demonstration and tea tasting. 

The experience was indeed a wonderful celebration of female success and empowerment.  As Georgie states, “With the right role models, anything is possible.”  We look forward to continuing our partnership with EmpowerGirl in 2020.