Women and leadership series: Rabia Siddique

Women and leadership series: Rabia Siddique

SA
May 5
Join CEDA as the inspiring Rabia Siddique shares her story of resilience, courage and determination. She believes that in business ethical leadership is critical and that the number and level of women in leadership must rise.

Speakers

Rabia Siddique, Humanitarian, lawyer, author

Event overview

Join CEDA for the first event of the South Australian 2015 Women in Leadership series.

CEDA is pleased to welcome the inspiring Rabia Siddique who will share her story of resilience, courage and determination. She believes that in business ethical leadership is critical and that the number and level of women in leadership must rise.

As a criminal and human rights lawyer Rabia prosecuted terrorists and advised on war crimes prosecutions. Her memoir Equal Justice is a story of conviction and a drive for change.

While in the British Army in 2005 Rabia and a colleague assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiors from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. Her male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery; unacknowledged, Rabia brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of Defence and won.

Rabia argues the qualities women do and can bring to leadership roles in business, in community, and in all sectors are essential for the futures we face.Gather your colleagues and clients for the first event in the 2015 SA Women and Leadership series.

Meet the speaker

Rabia Siddique
Humanitarian, lawyer, author

Rabia is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, a professional speaker, trainer, MC, facilitator and published author. In 2006 Rabia was awarded a Queen’s commendation for her human rights work in Iraq and in 2009 was the Runner Up for Australian Woman of the Year UK. More recently Rabia was named as one of the 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Award Finalists and one of the 100 most influential women in Australia in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's women of influence awards.

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