Congratulations Allira Hudson-Gofers

At Shelston IP we are proud to announce that Senior Associate, Allira Hudson-Gofers has been selected as a mentee in the 2017 EY Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program.


The EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program

In partnership with EY, the Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program is designed to harness the untapped leadership potential of elite women athletes who have transitioned or are in the process of transitioning from a career in sport. Selected mentees are matched with prominent female leaders from the membership of the International Women’s Forum (IWF).

As an elite athlete, Allira Hudson-Gofers has represented Australia in the sports of handball and beach handball. She competed in the Handball World Championships in 2007, 2009 and 2011, and in the Beach Handball World Championships in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Allira also contributes to sport by coordinating New South Wales beach handball activities, managing the administration of the emerging Australian junior beach handball program, and assisting with junior training camps.

Allira was one of 25 mentees competitively selected for the 2017 class and assigned a mentor who is an accomplished and recognized leader in her field. These elite athletes were selected based on a proven track record of athletic and academic achievement and their desire to be impactful leaders.

Along with her extensive sporting career, Allira has a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering with First Class Honours, a Master of Biomedical Engineering, a Master of Industrial Property and has recently completed a Master of Business Administration (Technology).

In her Senior Associate role at Shelston IP, Allira specialises in the provision of commercially relevant intellectual property advice. Her expertise includes drafting patent specifications, preparing design applications, local and international prosecution, and providing validity and infringement advice in engineering and related technology areas.

The International Women’s Forum and its membership of 6,500+ of the world’s most preeminent women leaders across 35 nations and six continents serves as an unmatched resource of mentors. IWF’s mission is to build better global leadership across careers, cultures and continents by uniting women of significant and diverse achievement through training, mentoring and networking opportunities. The IWF member leaders who are volunteering as mentors are well positioned to provide valuable insights and lessons to the athletes as they advance in their leadership journeys.

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