Erin is the Director of Asialink Diplomacy at the University of Melbourne, a centre for diplomacy innovation, Track II dialogues, and research on Australia’s engagement with Asia. She is Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education and is Co-founder of DICE (Digital, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial) Kids.
Prior to joining Asialink, Erin was an academic at Monash University where was a lecturer and researcher in entrepreneurship and South Asia studies. During her time at Monash, Erin was an Australian delegate to the G20 Youth Summit and Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance. Erin has also worked at United Nations ESCAP in New Delhi and at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
Erin is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships. Erin was a finalist in the not-for-profit category of the Women’s Agenda Emerging Leaders Awards, won the Australian Government’s Policy Hack, a Global Voices Scholar, and a visiting library scholar at NYU Abu Dhabi. Erin has published in China, India, and Australia.
Erin’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science, a Diploma in Management, a Diploma in Business Management (HR), and is currently completing her PhD at Monash University. Erin speaks colloquial Hindi and uses her spare time to train for her next Ironman.
Seismic shifts in our economy and our society are here.
Our globalised economy has seen technology disrupt jobs, industries and markets.
Our workforce is also increasingly polarised; with high-paid, technology-based and knowledge-driven jobs at one end of the spectrum and low-paid, unskilled increasingly casualised jobs at the other.
In both cases, many of the jobs that are around today won’t be here in 20 years’ time.
Last year, I wrote in the Interpreter about Modi’s panic button policy approach to increasing concerns about women’s safety in India.
Fast forward seven months and on New Year’s Eve, in the south Indian city of Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), women were harassed, groped, and assaulted en masse. News about the mass molestation rapidly spread across the world. Karnataka’s Home Minister G Parameshwara was quick to blame westernised clothing and behaviour of young people. ‘They try to copy westerners not only in mindset, but even the dressing ... some girls are harassed, these kind of things do happen,’ he said.
It was not an easy road, but in the words of Theodore Roosevelt, ‘nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…’
In March this year, I wrote in Women’s Agenda about my daily 30 minute practice of the ‘ideal unwind’. A routine I had created through the need to balance my extroverted personality and extreme career driven lifestyle.
ROUNDTABLE | The New Graduate: developing entrepreneurship
In our technologically disrupted world, there's an increasing focus on teaching competencies and skills that equip students for the modern workforce.
Erin Watson-Lynn discusses teaching entrepreneurship in our universities - how it's done and why we should do it.
The national equity centre had a new chairwoman appointed yesterday. Erin Watson-Lynn is young, female, a working academic who hasn’t yet handed in her PhD with a start-up and a not-for-profit under her belt. Hardly your standard appointment to such things. Seems she met Education Minister Simon Birmingham some time ago and must have made an impression.
With a PhD in the final stages, a fulltime academic job, a start-up and a not-for-profit to run, Erin Watson-Lynn has a lot on the plate. Now been appointed chair of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education based at Curtin University.
What if you could get entrepreneurialism in a box?
Well more than 600 kids across Australia got just that recently, thanks to Erin Watson-Lynn whose not-for-profit DICE Kids aims to promote entrepreneurship education amongst kids.
DICE Kids won the Federal Government’s recent PolicyHack with its Lemonade Day proposal, and later secured endorsements from both Lucy and Malcolm Turnbull. It offered ‘I’m a little Entrepreneur’ kits through Our Little Foxes, offering kids everything they needed to establish a Lemonade stand business in line with Nationwide Lemonade Day in August.
Ms Grant was joined on the panel by communications minister Mitch Fifield, academic Erin Watson-Lynn, Opposition health minister Catherine King and Spiked magazine editor Brendan O’Neill, to discuss offshore detention and free speech, among other things.
The academic and entrepreneur Erin Watson-Lynn from Monash University said Australia was “missing an enormous opportunity” and that the refugees now in detention should be viewed not as a problem but rather as a potential boon for the country.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has emphasised the importance of fostering entrepreneurialism in young Australians after visiting Australia’s first National Lemonade Day on the weekend.
Coinciding with World Entrepreneurs Day, hundreds of young entrepreneurs around the country took their first shot at getting a product to market in an initiative led by Policy Hack winner DICE Kids.
On the panel from Melbourne: Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield; Shadow Health Minister Catherine King; Comedian/writer Corinne Grant; Editor of Spiked Online Brendan O'Neill & academic Erin Watson-Lynn.
DICE Kids Patron, Lucy Turnbull said - “National Lemonade Day will encourage kids to achieve something on their own using their own resources and skills and hopefully the confidence they will get in doing so will give them an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset and attitude for the rest of their lives.”
Queensland children who want to “run their own business” can join in the inaugural Lemonade Day on August 21. This pilot program is the brainchild of Erin Watson-Lynn and Digital, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial (DICE) Kids.
I see entrepreneurship fatigue everywhere. Very recently, I sat down with a friend who said to me: “I need a break from the word entrepreneurship, I’m leaving the country.”
In a more serious case, a friend struggled to build the financial capacity of her social enterprise and experienced burnout and clinical depression
Last week came reports that a teenage girl in India who was raped by her father, had later been beaten by villagers. The villagers say the victim was the one punished, because she did not report that her father had assaulted her
At the start of this year, amid a raft of life changes and an increasingly demanding workload, I made a conscious decision to find a new way to unwind each day. One that didn't rely on socialising and the inevitable alcohol consumption that went along with it.
Our first conversation is with academic and social entrepreneur Erin-Watson Lynn. A Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate at Monash University, Erin has researched global labour market trends and entrepreneurship for the last 7 years and has published in Australia, India, China and the USA. In 2015, Erin was an Australian delegate to the G20 Youth Summit in Turkey.
Radio interview with SBS Hindi about Young Leaders 2016.
This Sunday, 13 young Australians will head to India’s capital city – New Delhi for a study tour organised by Generate Worldwide. Erin Watson, the CEO of Generate Worldwide who will be personally heading this study tour says that they have called this The Young Leaders Tour.
Erin Watson Lynn, Cathy Doyle, Darren Fewster and Andrew Charlton discuss the future of jobs for young people at The Australian Financial Review's Workforce and Productivity Summit
Lucy Turnbull AO, wife of the Prime Minister, has become patron of an organisation called DICE Kids, which aims to turn Australia’s kids into entrepreneurs.
As its inaugural project, DICE (Digital, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial) Kids is proposing a scheme in which around 180,000 Australian primary schoolers will be involved with the country’s first ever National Lemonade Day – a one-day event which is already a US tradition.
Lucy Turnbull AO has been appointed patron of an organisation that aims to foster entrepreneurialism among 180,000 Australian children with a National Lemonade Day.
Each of the primary schoolers will get a first taste of starting and operating their own business – a lemonade stand.
The idea and its not-for-profit parent – DICE Kids – were proposed at Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy’s Policy Hack in Sydney on October 17.
After winning last month’s inaugural Policy Hack with an idea centred on fostering an entrepreneurial spirit in schools, Erin Watson-Lynn made a simple pledge.
“We want to hold everyone accountable and make sure they keep their word,” Watson-Lynn said at the time.
“We want to make sure this happens.”
Now it’s becoming clear that the founder of Generate Worldwide has kept her word, with the not-for-profit organisation signing on its first high-profile and influential patron: Lucy Turnbull.
Gold Coast Bulletin
Lucy Turnbull will be the patron of an organisation aimed at fostering entrepreneurialism in school kids. - See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/business/business/national/2015/11/26/lucy-turnbull-backs-entrepreneurial-kids.html#sthash.fHlUwbNC.dpuf
The day of the ‘education guarantee’ is gone. Subsequently, young Australian’s must learn to innovate.
The interest of G20 leaders is primarily economic. However, as the current global economic and social climate changes, there is pressure on the institution to have an increasingly dynamic use of its power
On 25–28 of September, world leaders came together to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious set of priorities for making a better world that will guide global development over the next 15 years.
G20 engagement group representatives from Business (B20), Civil Society (C20), Labour (L20), Think Tanks (T20), Women (W20), and Youth (Y20) have contributed to the 18th issue of the G20 Monitor. The representatives address how their groups have contributed to the G20 process in 2015, their priorities for the G20, and what would constitute success in terms of possible outcomes from the Antalya Summit.