Learn practical strategies to
- Overcome obstacles to career progression
- Leave a positive legacy as a leader
- Juggle personal & professional responsibilities
- Seize the right opportunities for you
- Elevate your influential communication skills
- Develop your strategic leadership vision
Who will attend?
- Current, future & aspiring women leaders from all roles & sectors across Tasmania
- HR, Diversity, Learning & Development, Inclusion & Cultural Change professionals
- Male Champions of Change & those looking to better understand the challenges women face
Join us for lunch on day one and sample some of Tasmania’s most delicious artisan products during our Essence of Tasmania Artisan Market, featuring home-grown, female-led brands such as:
Attend to learn:
- Stand out for promotions
- Foster a more cohesive work/life balance
- Expand your influential leadership skills
- Leave a positive legacy as a leader
Parliament of Tasmania
Sarah Courtney was elected to the Parliament of Tasmania in March 2014, representing the seat of Bass. After the 2018 election the Premier appointed Sarah to Cabinet where she serves as Minister for Health and Minister for Women.
Sarah has also served as Minister for Resources, Minister for Building and Construction, Minister for Primary Industries and Water and Minister for Racing.
Prior to her involvement in Parliamentary service, Sarah worked for almost a decade in the finance industry, including with ING Investment Management, JB Were, ABN AMRO and Regal Funds Management.
Sarah’s decision to nominate to represent her community was driven by a strong desire to use her skills to deliver a positive future for all Tasmanians.
In her inaugural speech Sarah said:
“I want to utilise my talents, experience and energy and help Tasmania realise its full potential… My vision for Tasmania is one that capitalises on the opportunity that surrounds us with a government that assists and supports those who innovate and invest… I want Tasmania to be a place that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to be the best they can, always striving for improvement and not settling for mediocrity”.
Sarah is committed to working genuinely and cooperatively with constituents to achieve real and meaningful difference in their lives. Sarah firmly believes that better outcomes can be achieved for the whole community when stakeholders collaborate.
Macquarie Point Development Corporation
Mary Massina was appointed to head up Macquarie Point in January 2017 after a successful stint introducing a single statewide planning scheme in Tasmania – a national first. Prior to this Mary was the Executive Director of the Tasmanian Division of the Property Council of Australia, where she ran a number of successful campaigns around headworks charges, land tax and infrastructure funding.
With a deep understanding of state and federal politics, and an ability to develop and deliver practical policy, Mary work has driven reforms which have lead the nation.
Mary has successfully managed change within large and small teams, has provided strategic advice to governments and politicians, and has gained the personal and professional respect of her colleagues at both the local and national levels for getting things done. A powerful public speaker and widely-respected media commentator, Mary sits on many boards and task groups.
Bank of Us
Tash is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Bank of us. She’s a values-based leader who’s worked in the banking industry for the past 20 years. Tash rejoined the customer owned banking sector in 2015, after working as CRO for a listed ADI for several years. She has recently joined the Board of Huon Regional Care as a non-Executive Director.
Tash was a Police Officer at Tasmania Police for 10 years and has extensive experience in the Forensic and Criminal Investigation fields. She was the first full-time female fire investigator for Tasmania Police, attending and investigating 225 fires during her policing career.
In her spare time Tash studies Remedial Massage, is a Level 2 certified Reiki practitioner and recently started a blog focusing on wellness, travel, food and all things Tasmanian and beyond.
University of Tasmania
Margaret is Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania (formerly Law Dean), Deputy Director, Centre for Law and Genetics and Pro Vice Chancellor, Culture and Wellbeing. She has longstanding experience in health law and ethics, publishing extensively in the field, and has been engaged by Commonwealth and State governments and agencies as consultant and member for various national committees including currently as member of the Australian Research Integrity Committee. She has held quasi-judicial roles including as member of the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and Patron of Tasmanian Women Lawyers.
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