Alumni Evenings will be comprised of five events for 2023, featuring members of our faculty sharing insights on contemporary topics. This will be followed by networking drinks, canapes and the opportunity to take professional headshots for those joining the event in person.
Melbourne Business School was delighted to have hosted the second Alumni Evenings event with Professor Andrew John and Fatima Yousufi, on Thursday 25 May.
During the evening, Professor Andrew John was joined by Fatima Yousufi for a conversation about leadership in the face of adversity and how to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Fatima Yousufi is a trailblazer and a true inspiration. As a 21-year-old soccer player, she has not only honed her skills on the field, but she has also used her platform to advocate for women’s rights.
In August 2021, when Kabul fell to the Taliban, the players on the Afghan Women’s Soccer Team managed to escape Afghanistan under extraordinary circumstances and were ultimately welcomed in Australia. The team now plays soccer in Melbourne as the Melbourne Victory Football Club Afghan Women’s Team.
Who can attend these events?
Events such as Alumni Evenings are designed for Melbourne Business School alumni who studied at the campus on 200 Leicester Street, Carlton.
FBE students (who studied on 198 Berkeley St) and non-MBS guests are welcome to come along virtually for free.
Our next Alumni Evenings event will be on Thursday 20 July with our guest speaker, Professor Jen Overbeck. You will receive an email from us when you can register for these events.
About our Speaker
Andrew John joined Melbourne Business School in 2009 and is currently Professor of Economics.
Andrew is currently Associate Dean, Faculty (Melbourne Business School), and Head of Department of Business Administration (Faculty of Business of Economics, University of Melbourne) - positions that he also held from 2016-2019.
Andrew teaches Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Business Economics in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Senior Executive MBA programs; he also teaches for MBS Executive Education.View Profile
Fatima Yousufi has been the captain and goalkeeper for the Afghanistan women’s soccer team since 2017.
Fatima is a trailblazer and a true inspiration. As a 21-year-old soccer player, she has not only honed her skills on the field, but she has also used her platform to advocate for women’s rights.