The UNSW Business School is committed to gender equity and inclusion by embracing the principles of UNSW's first Gender Equity Strategy to enshrine inclusive practices and enable students and staff of all genders to feel valued, respected and able to be their authentic selves.

To this end, each year UNSW Business School appoints x5-7 Women in Business Ambassadors (WIBA) to support and uplift female-identifying students across the undergraduate disciplines where females are typically underrepresented:

This is an exciting leadership development opportunity for 2nd or 3rd-year female-identifying undergraduate students who are studying either Risk and Actuarial Studies, Information Systems, Banking and Finance, or Economics and have a passion for the promotion of young female participation and educational development in these areas.

UNSW Business School believes it crucial for the student voice and experience to be incorporated into the work the UNSW Business School Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) team carries out throughout the year and the WIBA play a leadership role within our student engagement, representation, and advocacy as part of the UNSW Business Schools 2021+ strategy.

The UNSW Business School EDI is honoured to introduce you to one of our 2024 Women in Business Ambassadors: Angelica Grace Sutantyo, UNSW Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/ Commerce (Finance).

Dream career or industry to work at: I want to work as a Risk Analyst, Actuary, Data analyst, or entre the consulting industry.


Why did you choose to a Business Degree? And what led you to study at UNSW?

UNSW Business School is the best business school in Australia in terms of its achievements in driving education and undergraduate employability forward. In 2024 UNSW was awarded AFR Most Employable University' during the Top100 Future Leaders Awards ceremony, for the 5th year in a row, and its students were recognised as being the most sought-after hires by employers. Moreover, I am interested in study Actuarial studies which lies under the UNSW Business School, which is also recognised locally and internationally in the financial services industry and in professional associations.

How has your experience helped you make a positive impact in your degree, career and/or community?

Since my first year at UNSW, I have been actively involved in various societies and have held several casual positions, including roles such as a UNSW Student Ambassador and an Academic Tutor at the UNSW Business School. These experiences have significantly improved both my soft and hard skills, particularly in communication, networking, and public speaking. I am confident that these skills will be invaluable in my future career.

How has UNSW prepared you to lead in the workplace and community once you graduate?

UNSW has equipped me with essential leadership skills through practical experiences, such as my roles as a Student Ambassador and an Academic Tutor, where I developed strong communication, team management, and problem-solving skills. These experiences have prepared me to effectively lead and contribute to both professional environments and community settings.

How is UNSW Business School helping to improve female representation in business? And who would you like to help improve this?

UNSW Business School is actively enhancing female representation in business through initiatives such as mentorship programs, leadership workshops, and networking events specifically targeted at empowering women. I am eager to contribute to these efforts by participating in and leading workshops that aim to develop skills and build confidence among female students, preparing them for leadership roles in business

What inspires you to champion gender equality and female representation?

My inspiration to champion gender equality and female representation stems from my experiences in Actuarial Studies at UNSW, where I have noticed a significant underrepresentation of women. This disparity motivates me to empower more women to pursue this field, aiming to create a more diverse and inclusive environment that encourages female students to embark on and excel in actuarial careers.

Why did you apply to be a Women in Business Ambassador and what do you hope to achieve?

I applied to be a Women in Business Ambassador to actively contribute to closing the gender gap in business fields, especially in areas like actuarial studies, where women are noticeably underrepresented. My goal is to inspire and support female-identifying students through mentorship, networking opportunities, and by leading initiatives that highlight the successes and challenges of women in business, fostering an environment where more women are encouraged to pursue and excel in their business careers.


UNSW Business School is committed to identifying and addressing the inequities and challenges facing women in higher education and research. We have implemented several strategies to ensure equity in student recruitment, retention, development opportunities and the promotion of women in both academic and professional staff roles.

Find out more about this and other Women in Business initiatives here