Join us for this virtual Global Connections event – organised by UQ alumni in Latin America for UQ alumni in Latin America!

Tuesday 14 September, 6pm Lima (PET) 7pm Asunción (PYT) 8pm Santiago (CLT)
Wednesday 15 September, 9am Brisbane (AEST)

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Event summary
In this webinar, our guest speakers will discuss the importance of entrepreneurship and its power to create change in our communities. Participants will hear from UQ Senior Lecturer, Dr Lance Newey, and UQ alumni entrepreneurs, Nicolas Morales (Master of Business, 2014), Celeste Morinigo (Master of Environmental Management, 2018) and Alister Enciso (Master of Integrated Water Management, 2018), as they share their experiences with creating change through entrepreneurship.
In this presentation, UQ Business School’s resident social entrepreneur, Dr Lance Newey, will share his ‘moments of truth’ in his journey as an aspiring changemaker. The traditional model of the changemaker is hopes everyone will follow their vision. Dr Newey shares big lessons that have dispelled the traditional model for him. Dr Newey’s story highlights that changing the world is about changing yourself.

What is entrepreneurship? How can it help? Why is it important?
Our speakers will answer these questions and many more. We invite you to submit your own questions during the registration process. You may also ask questions during the webinar, using the chat function.
Event speakers
Dr Lance Newey, Senior Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship
Dr Newey specializes in helping communities base their development on a wellbeing approach, which requires linking economic activity to maximizing outcomes on eight wellbeing components:  economic, environmental, social, cultural, physical, psychological, spiritual and material. Together with Latin American students, Dr Newey has been working with this model in Latin America with his ‘Entrepreneurship for Community Wellbeing’ program. Taught to small business owners, this program has now been delivered to communities in Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico. More recently, working with Leaders in the City of Anchorage, Alaska, Dr Newey has been developing the ‘Wellbeing Leadership’ program. This program focuses on helping communities overcome polarisation and use a wellbeing approach to lead change towards more resilient and sustainable cities and communities.
Nicolás Morales, Co-Founder and CEO of
Nicolas (Master of Business, 2014) is a social entreprenuer and former board member of Sistema B Chile. In 2017 was elected as an Ambassador of Hay mujeres ONG, and recognized by the Australian Embassy in the Alumni Awards for his work in entrepreneurship. Nicolas has also been recognized as one of the Entrepreneurs of the decade en Chile (Diario Financiero). In 2015, he was a TEDx Speaker and was selected by the US Embassy as IVLO (International Visitor Leadership Program). Nicolas studied Civil Industrial Engineering at he PUCV, Global MBA from Universidad de Chile and Master of Business from The University of Queensland .
Alister Enciso, Co-Founder of Orgánica Bioemprendimientos - Paraguay
Alister (Master of Integrated Water Management, 2018) is an environmental engineer, a sustainability entrepreneurship advocate and member of the Asociacion de Emprendedores del Paraguay. In 2019, co-founded Organica Bioemprendimientos as a social and environmental enterprise that offers an integrated management alternative to the organic waste problem through the involvement of the community as the core of the solution. This year Alister was elected among the brightest emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the Western Hemisphere for the 2022 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellowship Program by the U.S. Department of State.

Local contacts

Rodrigo Zarate is from Santiago, Chile.
Email Rodrigo

Ines Valenzuela is from Lima, Peru.
Email Ines

Mary Robinson is from Santiago, Chile.
Email Mary

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