Gen[in] innovation and entrepreneurial mindset skills for internationals

Megan Short1, Kathleen Newcombe2

1Genin, Australia, 2Sarina Russo Group (also Member of the gen[in] consortium) , Brisbane, Australia

In the ever-changing world of work, it is more important than ever to prepare young people for the future by building their entrepreneurial mindset and skills through ideation and collaboration on an international scale.


Kathleen has thirty years of experience in the Higher Education, Vocational Training and Employment sectors both in Australia and the USA. A passionate advocate for lifelong learning, Kathleen holds qualifications in Education and Business. She has also sought to further her skills and knowledge through professional development programs at Harvard Business School, University of Florida and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Based on her extensive experience, Kathleen knows the importance of preparing young people for the future world of work and how innovation and entrepreneurship can contribute.

Megan is the Project Manager for Queensland’s first ever internationally-focused innovation challenge for young people. The gen[in] student innovation challenge aims to build the entrepreneurial mindset and skills of international and globally-minded young people through ideation and collaboration. Having worked in a wide variety of roles and industries, Megan understands the need for Queensland’s youth to be able to harness the entrepreneurial mindset and associated skills to take of the future with confidence.

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