SDN employees selected as part of McKinsey Young Leaders Forum
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SDN employees selected as part of McKinsey Young Leaders Forum

by Freya Lucas

September 07, 2022

Three employees from SDN Children’s Services are amongst the 91 recipients selected for the McKinsey Young Leaders Forum in  2022.


Bethany Yu Centre Director and Educational Leader at SDN Owl’s House Kingsford @ UNSW will join Megan Zahra, Operations Manager, and Smrit Narang, Marketing Manager at the October Forum, which brings together recipients from across Australian cities, regional and rural areas, across many sectors, including international development, social services, health, education, law, advocacy and politics, environment and animal welfare and arts, culture and recreation.


The participants will attend a three-day virtual event to explore their personal leadership and the foundations of leading high-performing teams. This opportunity allows them to create an external support network for ongoing peer coaching and support. 


The Young Leaders Forum is designed to benefit high-potential future leaders with approximately 7-12 years of work experience. Participants are typically making the transition into people leader roles and ‘stepping up’ to take on greater degrees of responsibility for driving business unit strategy and execution. 


Ms Yu worked for seven years as an early childhood teacher in China before moving to Australia, an experience which led her to develop a philosophy which centres on promoting harmony through a lens of diversity. 


She holds a Bachelor of Education (birth – five years) and a Masters in Educational Leadership, where her research topics included but were not limited to the quality learning environment, reflective practice and professional learning. 


In 2022 there were multiple applications and recipients across single organisations, including eight team members from World Vision, six from OzHarvest, five from Disability Services Australia, and four from The Smith Family and Save the Children.


More information, and a full list of recipients, is available here.

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