Spruson & Ferguson congratulates Xialene Chang, graduate of Girls Invent


Spruson & Ferguson is delighted to congratulate Xialene Chang on receiving full scholarship offerings for both Harvard and Stanford universities, following completion of her year 12 studies.

Xialene is one of the highly successful graduates of the Girls Invent program of which Spruson & Ferguson is a proud supporter. Dedicated to inspiring and motivating girls to become successful innovators, Girls Invent runs workshops encouraging girls to generate their own ideas for innovative products using an ideation framework. Girls then work through the process of turning ideas into reality: design, feasibility, market research, intellectual property, resourcing and possible routes to market. The program culminates in a gala Girls Invent pitch session.

In 2015, Xialene and her classmate, Aditi Venkatesh, pitched an idea of a dispenser for adhesive bandages developed through the Girls Invent program.  Their winning entry encouraged the girls to seek mentorship and funding, before attending the Yale Young Scholars global program in July 2016. Returning from Yale, the girls were invigorated to take their product to the market, interacting with experts in engineering, intellectual property, and commercialisation.

At Spruson & Ferguson, innovation is our passion.  Since 2016 we have supported Girls Invent through our pro bono program, providing IP materials for use in the program and other intellectual property support.

Girls Invent is keen to partner with corporates to extend its reach across Australia. Its Corporate Supporters Program offers in house workshops for families of employees, to enhance employee engagement and spread the Girls Invent message even further, while allowing companies to support its ongoing efforts to embed innovation in the Australian educational curricula of the future.

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Supporter of Girls Invent, or would like any further information on its offerings, please visit its website at www.girlsinvent.com.au or contact Allira Hudson-Gofers at Spruson & Ferguson.

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