Throughout her university course and as a Case Worker for a child protection agency, Emma asked lots of questions about system change and system improvements in social work.
“The pursuit of those answers is what led me to applying for a policy role in the NSW Government Graduate Program. I like that working in policy means that your ideas can have a wide impact and benefit large numbers of people,” Emma says.
Emma has completed placements at the Department of Education and Ministry of Health, and has recently joined the Public Service Commission (PSC).
“In my final placement, I am working in the Diversity and Inclusion team at the Public Service Commission implementing the Premier’s Priority to increase the number of women in Senior Leadership roles to 50% by 2025.
Emma has already seen tangible benefits for both her professional and personal development.
“The Graduate Program has benefited me greatly both professionally and personally. I have been able to channel my passion for social work, whilst developing new skills and my confidence at the same time,” she says.
Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew, and learning more about the role women have played in history.