Women in Leadership: motivate and mobilise

Women in Leadership: motivate and mobilise

Mar 5
CEDA’s 2018 Women in Leadership series introduces remarkable leaders. These agents of change are from different backgrounds, have different expertise and demonstrate incredible commitment to delivering improved circumstances. 


Lydia Khalil, Counter-Terrorism Analyst and Author

Event overview

The 2018 Women in Leadership series introduces new stories and strategies to motivate and mobilise for change. To open the series in Queensland, CEDA welcomes counterterrorism analyst, author and equity and rights advisor Lydia Khalil.

Born in Cairo, Lydia has worked in the White House, as a counterterrorism analyst for the New York Police Department, and on constitutional reform in Iraq. Regardless of your sector, her analysis of how traditional power structures are challenged by technological change and of well informed, well connected community provides great insight to inform our pursuit of change.

Gather your colleagues and guests to reconnect and to hear personal stories and proven strategies to motivate and mobilise for gender equity, diversity and change.

Meet the keynote speaker

Lydia Khalil
Counter-Terrorism Analyst and Author

Lydia holds a Master of International Security and Middle Eastern Studies from Georgetown University and a degree in Political Science.  Her expert commentary on social change, security, international relations and the Middle East is sought nationally and internationally.

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