Women in Leadership: courage and change

Women in Leadership: courage and change

QLD
Jul 29
CEDA's Women in Leadership series is acknowledged for providing fresh thinking and insight on a complex and pressing economic development issue. In 2015 the series continues, presenting leaders of courage and leaders of change.

Speakers

Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, State Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Diane Smith-Gander AO, Chairman, Transfield Services and President, Chief Executive Women

Event overview

Globally and locally gender diversity, inclusion and equality continue to be critically pursued. In Australia women’s participation is increasingly recognised as a powerful way to improve economic and development outcomes. So who is showing leadership and driving the change?

President of Chief Executive Women and Transfield Services Chairman, Diane Smith-Gander, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, and State Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, the Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP,are strong leaders, strong agents of change and persistent advocates of gender equity. To progress CEDA's Women in Leadership work, they will share insights on the structural, cultural and personal challenges for women in leadership and in the workforce.

Join your colleagues, guests and CEDA’s senior cross sector, cross profession audience to hear these successful leaders views on policies and what proactive measures and courageous actions define leadership and deliver change.

Meet the speakers

Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Senator Cash works to ensure Federal policy and programs are undertaken with consideration of the consequences for women and equality. She advises the Prime Minister on matters of gender, leadership and the economic empowerment of women. Previously, as a senior lawyer, she practiced in employment and industrial relations, executive employment and unfair dismissal.

The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP
State Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Minister Fentiman is committed to social justice and is passionate about fighting discrimination and unfairness at work and in the community. An experienced lawyer, she has held various legal roles and been a board member of the Logan Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre and Secretary of the Centre Against Sexual Violence in Logan.

Diane Smith-Gander AO
Chairman, Transfield Services and President, Chief Executive Women

Diane Smith-Gander is one of only 10 women who chair an ASX200 company. She is a downhill skier and vineyard operator. Diane has held senior executive roles at Westpac and served on the boards of NBNCo, CBH Group, Wesfarmers, and the Australian Sports Drug Agency.

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