Ovarian Cancer Australia Bake Sale

Photo by Ana Almonacid

UQWC Members left to right: Emma, Fanny, Emily, Mifanwy, Izzy. Photo by Ana Almonacid

The UQ Women’s Collective held a bake sale last Tuesday to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia, a worthy organisation that supports women diagnosed with the cancer, and their loved ones. We missed Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in February, but wanted to raise some money regardless.

Every day three women in this country are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. That means every year, almost 13,000 women are diagnosed.

We raised $190.60 on the day, but we’re adding an extra ten dollars to donate to OCA. Thanks to all the Collective members who baked something special. There were a lot of teal coloured cupcakes! Thank you also to all who bought something delicious.

You can out more about the wonderful work Ovarian Cancer Australia does here.

~ Emma

Shortchanged: Collective Bake Sale

This post will be featured in the upcoming second issue of Wom*news. Submissions for Issue 2 close on the 1st of November, so get cracking!

Did you know that there is a 3% graduate pay gap between men and women just one year after they graduate with the same qualification?

And what about the 18% pay gap years later?

“Shortchanged” was the theme of our collective’s bake sale. Our aims were to raise much needed money to put on events and to educate our fellow UQians about the graduate pay gap.

Collective members set up a stall just outside the lolly shop in the St. Lucia campus and sold all manner of delicious baked goods, which were also baked by members. Needless to say, all the gluten-free brownies and chocolate-and-cherry cupcakes were sold by the end of the bake sale; we’d also managed to drum up a lot of interest about the pay gap, the collective and wom*news.

The overcast weather certainly didn’t dampen our profits – we made a cool $132.50 overall!!

~ Emma Di