Learn practical strategies to:
- Overcome obstacles to career progression
- Seize the right career opportunities
- Juggle personal & professional responsibilities
- Balance business with educational priorities
- Build relationships to underpin your career
- Lead with influence & impact
Who will attend?
- Current, future and aspiring women leaders from all roles across Tertiary Education, including Universities, TAFE, & RTOs
- HR, Diversity, Learning & Development, Inclusion & Cultural Change professionals
- Male Champions of Change and those looking to better understand the challenges women face in the industry
Attend to learn:
- Optimise your career opportunities
- Elevate your leadership skills
- Build a strong professional network
- Juggle priorities like a pro
University of Southern Queensland
Professor Geraldine Mackenzie is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to joining the University in September 2017 she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Southern Cross University.
Professor Mackenzie returns to USQ having been Foundation Head of the University’s School of Law in 2007 and 2008, before she took up senior executive positions at Bond University: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Community Engagement), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), and Executive Dean, Faculty of Law. Prior to joining USQ in 2007 she held various senior roles at QUT, and served on QUT Council for nine years. She has had a strong commitment throughout her career to widening participation in higher education, particularly in Australia’s regional areas, flexible learning opportunities and encouraging a strong link between the University and business, government, industry and the community.
In addition to her extensive organisational leadership experience, Professor Mackenzie has an international reputation in her own academic background in law, with a PhD in sentencing law from the University of New South Wales. Her research interests are in law and public policy. A Barrister-at-Law and lawyer since 1985, she is a member of the Queensland Bar Association, American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
Professor Mackenzie has held a number of senior positions at State and Federal level including Deputy Chair, Universities Australia DVC (Research) Committee; Co-Chair, Universities Australia Executive Women; Chair, NSW DVC (Research) Committee; Chair, RUN Research group; Chair, Humanities and Creative Arts panel, Australian Research Council College of Experts; Chair, Queensland Selection Panel American/Australian Fulbright Commission, and was an executive member of the Council of Australian Law Deans.
La Trobe University
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause (PhD) is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Higher Education at La Trobe University. She is an experienced senior executive who is acknowledged nationally and internationally for her contributions to higher education research, policy and practice. Current national leadership roles include Deputy Chair of the Australian Higher Education Standards Panel and Chair of the Universities Australia DVC Academic Committee. She also holds several Board directorships.
University of Adelaide
Professor Quester joined the University of Adelaide as a lecturer in Marketing in 1991. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration from her native France, a Master of Arts (Marketing) from Ohio State University and a PhD in Marketing from Massey University (New Zealand). Pascale established the marketing discipline as one specialisation of the commerce degree and proceeded to develop a whole series of courses in this area, from undergraduate to postgraduate coursework. She also developed a vibrant Honours program in marketing and is an active supervisor at PhD level.
Professor Pascale Quester became the Inaugural Professor of Marketing at the University of Adelaide, appointed in 2002. She then took on the role of Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of the Professions. In 2007, she was appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, a role she held until her appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Academic) at the University in 2011. A champion of co-creation, she provided the academic leadership for the development of the sector leading Student Learning Hub at the University of Adelaide. In her current role, she has played a major role in the transformation to Learning and Teaching at the University of Adelaide, setting the strategy and overseeing the key strategic portfolios of Student experience, Global Learning and Indigenous Education as well as all operational aspects of student recruitment and services activities. She led the process of development and consultation around the strategic plan of the University of Adelaide in 2018.
An active researcher in the areas of consumer behaviour and marketing communications, she authored two leading textbooks (as well as one in French) and over 200 international journal publications. Pascale’s work has also been funded by a number of competitive funding bodies, including the GRWDC and the Australian Research Council. A strong advocate of global education, Pascale has been actively involved in developing links with overseas institutions in Asia and Europe and has held several visiting professorial appointments in overseas institutions including La Sorbonne, Paris II, ESSEC as well as the University of Nancy.
In 2007, she received the highest academic recognition by the French National Academic Committee to become Professor des Universities et Habilitée à Diriger la Recherche. In 2009, she was awarded the prestigious title of Distinguished Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy. In 2012, Professor Pascale Quester was awarded the Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit), one of France’s highest honours, in recognition of her contribution to higher education in both France and Australia. She won Telstra Woman Business of the year for South Australia in 2015 in the government and academia category. Pascale was appointed in 2016 to the Defence SA advisory board, a government body providing advice to the SA government in relation to establishing a defence business ecosystem. She is also a governor of the American Australian Chamber of Commerce, and a regular guest speaker at CEDA events.
Caralee McLiesh is currently the Managing Director TAFE NSW, Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider.
Previously, Caralee was Deputy Secretary for the Fiscal and Economic Group in NSW Treasury responsible for coordinating the state Budget and state accounts, and advising on financial and economic policy.
While at Treasury Caralee participated in reforms including National Health Reforms and the NDIS, and has led the development of the NSW social impact investment policy in partnership with agencies. Prior to joining Treasury Caralee worked for eight years at the World Bank and also held positions with the International Red Cross and Boston Consulting Group.
Caralee holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from the Australian National University and a PhD in Finance from the University of Melbourne. She has published several reports and books through the World Bank press as well as research papers in economic journals.
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The Dream Collective
The drive behind everything that we do is to see more women in leadership.
Determined to drive long-term and sustainable change in women’s representation in the corporate landscape, we work with leading corporations to deliver leadership programs to empower and equip high-calibre young professional women across Australia.
Since launching in 2012, The Dream Collective has helped advance the careers of thousands of emerging female talent.
Inspired by the MBA syllabus of the world’s leading business schools. This program shapes and equips high-potential young women in business with the skills, confidence, network and knowledge necessary to advance into leadership positions.
The Emerging Leader’s Program comprises of two modules:
- Think Tank Series – a monthly two-hour flipped learning model delivered by a subject matter expert.
- Dinner with a Mentor session a round table facilitated discussion on overcoming career challenges and achieving breakthroughs.
The Think Tank Series encourages collaboration through facilitated discussion, debate and skills training to deliver to members the skills and knowledge required to succeed in today’s ever evolving and highly competitive corporate landscape. Members are urged to set attainable goals as part of the program that is tracked on a monthly basis to help them achieve new career heights.