Podcast: Susan Ferguson on Helping Solve Global Gender Issues

In this SWE Diverse episode, Heather Doty, FY21 President of SWE, speaks with Susan Ferguson, 2021 WE Local India keynote speaker and Country Representative for the United Nations (UN) Women Office in India.

Episode 123: Susan Ferguson on Helping Solve Global Gender Issues


In this SWE Diverse episode, Heather Doty, FY21 President of SWE, speaks with Susan Ferguson, 2021 WE Local India keynote speaker and Country Representative for the United Nations (UN) Women Office in India. Listen as Susan talks about her work with the United Nations, the issues being faced by women and girls across the globe, and why it’s crucial for us to diversify traditionally male-dominated industries such as engineering.

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Susan Ferguson

Country Representative at UN Women Office for India

Susan Ferguson headshotSusan Ferguson is currently the UN Women Representative in Papua New Guinea. She joined UN Women in 2017, after a long career in international development. She has lived and worked in South Africa, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, where she has lived for 12 years. Susan has experience working in grass roots development agencies; establishing and managing social services; and working within Local, State and Federal Government in Australia on social policy and social programmes. Her diverse career is spanned by the themes of gender equality and social justice. 

Susan is a development practitioner and is proud to have been part of UN Women, working to achieve the mandate of equality for women and girls in different countries. 

Susan, a national of Australia, has a Master’s degree of International and Community Development and has 4 girls. She wants them to grow up in a just world where their contributions are valued and respected.


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