Women in leadership: Australia's future workforce

Women in leadership: Australia's future workforce

Jun 17
How will workforce megatrends impact diversity and women and leadership? This event looks at the future workforce, female entrepreneurship, the importance of STEM capabilities, flexibility and how Australia is positioned for the industries and jobs of the future.


Professor Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor and President , Deakin University
Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist of Australia
Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO
Cyan Ta'eed, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Envato

Event overview

Australia's workforce is on the cusp of transformation.

New jobs and industries are rapidly emerging, and 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations will require STEM skills and knowledge. This event examines workforce megatrends and their implications for diversity, opportunity and women in leadership.

Join CEDA for this event as the panellists examine:

  • Technology and change in Australia's labour market;
  • The long-term implications for diversity and opportunity;
  • Solutions to the chronic under- representation of women in STEM, research and the new economy; and
  • Female entrepreneurship and the next generations of innovative women leaders. 

Meet the panel

Professor Jane den Hollander AO
Vice-Chancellor and President , Deakin University

Professor Jane den Hollander has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University since July, 2010.  Professor den Hollander is a Director of UniSuper Limited and Trustee, Chair of Skilling the Bay (a Victorian Government initiative), a member of the Premier's Jobs and Investment Panel and a member of the VERNet Board (Victorian Education and Research Network). Prior to joining Deakin, Professor den Hollander was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Curtin University in Western Australia.

Dr Alan Finkel AO
Chief Scientist of Australia

Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist in January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist. Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the Chancellor of Monash University and President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).  

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive, CSIRO

Dr Larry Marshall is Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency and innovation catalyst. CSIRO solves Australia’s greatest challenges, turning excellent science into profound impact in partnership with industry, government, universities and the community.

Cyan Ta'eed
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Envato

Cyan Ta'eed is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Envato. Founded in 2006.  Envato is a creative eco-system, encompassing the largest digital marketplace in the world. Cyan is 2015 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year and Envato was awarded Job Advisor's Coolest Company for Women 2015. Cyan is also the founder of New Day Box, an initiative that mobilises women to make boxes of skincare and cosmetics for women in domestic violence crisis accommodation. Last year New Day Box distributed over 2500 boxes to women around Victoria.

Meet the moderator

Joanne Dooley
Sales and Service Director, SEEK Employment

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