Mimi Zou has been included in  ‘Young Women to Watch in International Affairs' for 2020. The aim of the list is to shine a spotlight on young Australian women making a name for themselves in government, academia, think-tanks, the private sector and civil society across the broad horizon of international affairs - whether it be in foreign policy, national security, international aid and development, a particular bi-lateral relationship, cyber, defence, strategic issues or international trade. 

There were hundreds of nominations this year and, following a difficult and competitive shortlisting process, the list was announced in early March to mark International Women's Day.