Text on a bright green background reads: "Speed networking, platforming young voices. A chance for young people with disability and employers to connect and network. Tuesday 10 September, 3pm – 4.30pm AEST." Below are the logos for the DREAM Employment Network and CYDA. To the right is a photograph of hands at computers and mobile devices around a wood table, taken from above, overlaid with a graphic of people in circles, networked together with connecting lines.

Speed Networking – for young people and employers

About this networking session:

Speed Networking is an opportunity for DREAM Network members (young people with disability and employers) to come together and connect! In this unique networking event, CYDA will host a selected panel of young people with disability, who will each have a short, 5-minute conversation with the facilitator about their skills and experience. Both young people with disability and employers will share their professional contact details to connect and discuss future opportunities.

Young people with disability selected to speak at this event will be paid $75 for their time, experience and preparation. (Let us know in the registration form if you would like to speak at this event, and we will let you know if you have been selected with time to prepare.) 

Facilitated by:

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Jess Rosenthal​

Jess is based in Naarm (Melbourne) and has been with CYDA since June 2022. In this time, Jess has moved from an administration role to project support, honing their skills at the National Youth Disability Summit, and now working on the DREAM Employment Network and other projects.

Lucy Solonsch​

Lucy (she/they) is a passionate advocate for human rights and systems change with experience working in LGBTQIA+ and mental health spaces. She is on the board for the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance and chairs the South Australian LGBTQIA+ Ministerial Advisory Council. Lucy is particularly interested in ensuring that people with lived experience participate in and lead decision making that impacts their lives.

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This is a FREE event for young people with disability and employers who are members of the DREAM Employment Network. The Network is free to join, and you can sign up when you register for the workshop 👇