For 25 years Sonya McGuire has brought these qualities to her own enterprise, as founder and CEO of the Australian College of Information Technology and Institute of Film and Television (ACIT & IFTV), based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
To succeed as an educator, a woman needs to build networks, foster working partnership and understand governance and legal issues to protect and support her business and the thousands of international students that rely on her representation and fairness. ACIT and IFTV have educated generations of students from more than 20 countries and assisted with industry placement and career guidance. Sonya speaks globally about education systems, technology, information protection and cyber security.
To succeed as an advocate for students, a woman needs to enjoy the achievements of others as much as her own. Graduates from ACIT and IFTV are now respected leaders in the fields of IT, telecommunications and digital industries worldwide. Sonya is proud of this track record of student achievement.
To succeed in living a well-rounded life, a woman has to recognize when it is time to give back to her community and world. Travelling globally as a member of trade delegations and as an exporter of Australian education, Sonya has the opportunity to see first-hand and relate to others the fundamental need of women, especially in disadvantaged areas, for self-empowerment.