Catching Up With 2022 SWOTY Winner Yanti Peng

UNiDAYS’ is so proud to have such a diverse community full of amazing individuals who work to make our society better every day! We wanted to celebrate you, our fab members, by highlighting our 2022 Student Woman Of The Year winner. We hope getting to know her will empower you in your own journey too! 🙏

All About Yanti Peng

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1. How did winning Student Woman Of The Year 2022 impact you?

Leading a project can be challenging with so many variables in flux but, because of these challenges, I feel more motivated to continue my work. Especially as the initiatives I support invest so much of their time and money into these important projects, I feel more passionate towards the need for change.

The award has also changed my mentality to aim high - trust your intuition, do your research and keep questioning the status quo.

2. What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

Recognition of the hard work the women before us have put in. Celebrating the women present paving the way. Acknowledging the ongoing work and challenges women in the future will continue to fight.

Every day I extend my gratitude to my female-identifying sisters around the world fighting for the space we deserve.

3. Tell us more about ‘Uplift’

Uplift’s vision is to create a safe space where under-resourced young people can build a sense of connection and self-confidence. We run creative skill programs for them to learn new skills that they might not have had an opportunity to experiment with before. Since 2018, we have had the privilege of working with over 20 amazing young people, through organisations like Project Youth and the Salvation Army.

4. What's next for you in 2023?

2023 sees a lot of inner work for me and building stronger connections with my communities.

Happy International Women’s Day to all of our female-identifying members! Don’t leave empowering yourself just to one day though, show yourself love daily and support your community whenever you can + however much you can 💝

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