Women in Leadership – Bendigo

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Facilitated by Professor Amalia Di Iorio, join Alana Johnson and a panel of community and industry leaders, to discuss gender equality, rural development and leadership.

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Wednesday 25 October 2017 06:30 pm until Wednesday 25 October 2017 08:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Stephanie Beer or Myl Duffy
Bendigo@latrobe.edu.au; 03 5444 7598
Presented by:
La Trobe University in partnership with Bendigo Bank, City of Greater Bendigo, and Be.Bendigo
Type of Event:
Alumni; Community Event; Public Lecture
$25 with all proceeds going to the Regional Women in Leadership Bursary

The third annual Women In Leadership event in Bendigo offers a forum designed to stimulate conversation around the topic of women in senior and leadership roles in business, government and community and explore types of leadership and different leadership journeys.

All monies from ticket sales goes to the Regional Women in Leadership Bursary. The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries to female La Trobe students in regional Victoria who are aspiring to leadership positions but are experiencing some disadvantage during the course of their studies. Last year’s event raised over $9,000 which was awarded to nine Bendigo students.

Our Moderator

Amalia Di Iorio is a 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.


Alana Johnson is a pioneer of the rural women’s movement, who has worked as a government advisor, clinical family therapist, writer, public speaker, social worker and lecturer. Alana is a fifth generation farmer with a national and international reputation as a change agent, and is a rural representative on the recently-formed Victorian Government’s Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality.

Cr Margaret O’Rourke is the Mayor of the City of Greater Bendigo. She is an accomplished business woman with extensive leadership and business experience. Cr O’Rourke has a strong focus on Greater Bendigo becoming a Smarter Community, and believes this work will enable residents both rural and urban to be better connected to new technology and systems enhancing the liveability of the region.

Katherine Hancy is the pharmacist in charge/business manager of Bendigo Day and Night Pharmacy, specialising in primary care, first aid, IVF, harm minimisation and medication management reviews.  Katherine is also a committee member of the La Trobe University Bendigo Alumni Chapter and served as chair from 2013 to 2015.


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