2018 Women in Leadership Series - Sydney

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What is holding women back in the workplace, and how can we achieve gender equality together?

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Thursday 21 June 2018 06:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Alumni and Advancement
alumnievents@latrobe.edu.au; 1300 737 133
Presented by:
Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor Amalia Di Lorio
Type of Event:
Free but registrations are essential

Join us in Sydney for our Women in Leadership panel discussion, featuring some of La Trobe’s most inspirational female alumni. Learn about the importance of self-belief for women at work, and the actions you can take in your own career.

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Amalia Di lorio: Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Partnerships)

Professor of Finance at La Trobe University with an active international research profile and numerous highly regarded publications. Amalia has a particular interest in women’s financial literacy and other factors that influence positive outcomes for women.

Find out more about Amalia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amaliad1/

Master of ceremonies

Tarla Lambert: Publisher & part-owner at Women’s Agenda

Tarla Lambert is the Publisher and part-owner of Women’s Agenda, a daily news publication for career-minded women. Women’s Agenda supports journalism by helping organisations reach professional women and female entrepreneurs.

Find out more about Tarla:https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarlalambertadvertising/

Members of the panel - La Trobe University alumnae

Catherine Rodwell: Director at Rodwell Communications

Catherine managed the communications and PR for Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week for five years. Since starting her own consultancy, Rodwell Communications, she has designed, developed, or implemented PR & communications campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands and companies including: Ermenegildo Zegna, L’Oreal QANTAS, and now Ferrari.

Catherine attributes her success to following her passions, creating opportunities and grabbing them as they present, and striving to achieve win-win outcomes in business and in life.

Find out more about Catherine: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-rodwell-77b85a16/

Emily Boulton Smith: APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist at Sydney Thunder WBBL

Emily is currently the WBBL Sydney Thunder Physiotherapist (Big Bash Cricket) and works out of Coogee Physiotherapy Clinic. She was the Physiotherapist for the Australian Womens Indoor Hockey Team at the 2015 World Cup in Germany, the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney Australia and the NSW U18 Girls State Hockey Team.

Find out more about Emily: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-boulton-smith-15aa126b/

Mahsa Delnawaz: Director Buy Smart

Mahsa Delnawaz serves as the Director of Buy Smarte which is a Market Leading omni-channel Factory Outlet in the consumer electronics and appliance industry servicing both commercial and retail sectors.

She is currently building and developing her own business where she has combined her skills gained from her past experience with her burning passion to make a difference in the world however small or large. She endeavours to be an inspired leader who makes a positive impact through collaboration with all the people involved in her business journey.

Find out more about Mahsa: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahsa-delnawaz-83044169/

Rebecca Martin: Founder and Co-CEO HEATHMARTIN

Rebecca’s roles as GM, Sales and Marketing for Ford Australia and CEO of a Joint Venture for a subsidiary of Macquarie Bank, gave her extensive corporate experience. Following her corporate career, she built an online business, part-owned a licensed venue -The Duck Inn - whilst starting HEATHMARTIN – of which she is the Founder and CEO.

She is also a Syndicate Chairman for the CEO Institute and holds an advisory Board position for an educational software company. She mentors for Young Professional Women Australia and provides pro-bono coaching to CareerTrackers (Indigenous Internship Program).

Find out more about Rebecca: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-martin-03176510/


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