Vasquez has been awarded the UN Women Australia MBA scholarship, which funds the study of the University of Sydney Business School’s part-time MBA. The scholarship aims to promote gender equality at the most senior levels of the nation’s public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and is worth over $60,000.
Right after high school, Vasquez entered the nursing profession, specialising in midwifery and then child and family health as she gradually worked her way up from enrolled nurse to chief executive officer.
Her current role is Executive General Manager of Operations at Growing Potential, where she manages six childcare centres and an early intervention and disability support service for children 0-14 years across Western Sydney. Vasquez also volunteers on the Board at Leichardt Women’s Community Health Centre, which provides a unique model of community-based healthcare to women and children across the inner west and southwest suburbs of Sydney.
A constant in her shifting roles is a passion for helping the most vulnerable and at-risk in the community, inspired by her childhood and later experiences.