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GSA Speaker Series: Leave your Comfort Zone with Kaley Chu


October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building, Grattan St, Parkville Campus



Kaley Chu shares how she transformed from a shy international student to an author and TEDx speaker through 100 lunches with strangers.

Get out of your comfort zone and achieve more in life.
Inspirational talk, door prizes, light lunch, and networking opportunity

Kaley Chu, an alumna of Unimelb used to be shy and lack confidence in herself. After a self-described embarrassing incident at work, she decided that she had to do something about it. An idea to have lunch with 100 strangers was sparked and over a 1-year period, it changed her life.

Kaley went on to become an author, keynote speaker and the founder and organiser of the popular global movement, 100 Lunches with Strangers. In this talk, Kaley will challenge her audience to take the initiative, step out of their comfort zone, take action and make meaningful connections so that they can achieve real and long-lasting results.

This talk will expand your idea of what’s possible and inspire you to take action. She will cover:

• Her background – “shy international student to TEDx speaker”
• What led her to start the ‘100 lunches with a stranger’, initial challenges as well as the positive outcomes
• The benefit of achieving your goals and not limiting yourself
• The power and importance of networking
• How creating connections is powerful for your mental health
• Challenging and pushing yourself by trying different things and/or different environment

Kaley’s 45 min talk will be followed by a Q&A session and light lunch.

There will be LUCKY DOOR PRIZES for those who register and attend the talk. Lunch will be catered for attendees, and all are encouraged to stay and network after the program to immediately put their learnings to use.


PLEASE NOTE: this is an event for Graduate students of University of Melbourne only. When you login to Eventbrite to register, please use your UoM student email. Orders made that do not include a UoM student email and ID will be cancelled.

Venue accessibility: accessible entry is via the courtyards of 1888 Building (back of building) and a lift is located next to reception on the ground floor (near the West courtyard entry). There is an all-gender accessible bathroom on Level 1.

If you would like a map or further information, please email events@gsa.unimelb.edu.au