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WHAT THE BREAKFAST WILL COVER:

At Inkling Women, we have worked with world-leading organisations like Google, PayPal, Atlassian, and Nissan. We have been told we have discovered the ‘secret sauce’ of increasing the percentage of women at leadership level and retaining high potential female talent. At our breakfast events we will share this secret sauce with you! 

In what we promise to be a highly energised and interactive session, you will learn:

  • Exactly what holds women back from putting their hands up to lead, and what is needed to convince managers to become inclusive people leaders
  • A proven 7-point plan for increasing the percentage of women at leadership level
  • Some tips and tricks to increase your own energy, effectiveness and enthusiasm at work

You will also get to hear from a carefully selected panel of leaders who are taking bold action both personally, and within their organisations, to increase the representation of women in leadership positions.

GUEST SPEAKERS 

SYDNEY - 31 AUGUST 2017

Matt Poblocki | PayPal | Director of Legal Affairs

Anna Ferguson | Bain & Company | Senior Manager, Human Resources

Melissa Gribble | National Australia Bank | Head of Frequent Issuer Coverage, Debt Markets

ADELAIDE - 1 SEPTEMBER 2017

Danielle Jiranek | Beyond Bank | General Manager, People and Culture

Vicki Carter | Pernod Ricard | Human Resources Regional Manager (Talent, EVP & Diversity)

Veronica Duncan | Rural Bank | General Manager, Operations

MELBOURNE - 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Jill Sears | Melbourne Water | Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Amanda Ewbank | Rural Bank | Head of People and Culture

Fiona Wynn | Australia Post | Head of Culture, Diversity and Innovation

 

 


BOOK YOUR SPOT

Includes continental and hot breakfast options, mimosa on arrival and 1.5 hour workshop.

NOTE: we highly encourage both men and women to attend this special event

The Background:

At the beginning of this year we held a sold out breakfast event in Adelaide for International Women's Day, and pledged to #BeBoldForChange with 100 other men and women. 

Given the huge success of this event, we decided to bring back our breakfast and workshop combo with the theme of: 'Drive gender balance at leadership level’. We believe that we all have a role to play in achieving this, whether you are a man or a woman, in a leadership role or not.  The event will focus on what you can do personally, and in your organisation, to rapidly lift the representation of women in leadership.

What are the five best things about having breakfast with Inkling Women?

  1. A balanced breakfast - it's the first meal of the day, and sets you up to feel fresh and energised and ready to tackle that pesky task list back at the office
  2. Sophie & Gem will be MC'ing - they're our fabulous and fearless CEO and Founder (well almost fearless, we all have lizard voices right!)
  3. Exciting content with great take away tips and tricks - you'll be able to implement them straight after you walk out of the room
  4. Networking - we love networking, and we'll teach you how to do it even better
  5. Prize draw - great events have always got a business card draw, don't forget to bring yours along!

GUEST SPEAKER INFO

Further speaker details to come

SYDNEY - 31 AUGUST 2017

Matt Poblocki | PayPal | Director of Legal Affairs

PayPal is committed to diversity and inclusion globally with ‘Inclusion’ being one of PayPal’s core culture principles.  PayPal’s leadership is 33% female (top 5% of jobs) compared to the average of 22% female leaders across other Silicon Valley tech companies.  In Australia 40% of PayPal’s leadership team is female.  To increase diversity at the executive level, PayPal is mandating a diverse interview slate for hiring and increasing employee referral bonuses for diverse talent referrals.  CEO Dan Schulman has committed to increase the diversity of board members with the most recent addition to the PayPal board being Belinda Johnson of Airbnb.

Anna Ferguson | Bain & Company | Senior Manager, Human Resources

Melissa Gribble | National Australia Bank | Head of Frequent Issuer Coverage, Debt Markets

As a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, NAB are proud of the level of gender equality they have throughout the company - from the local branches, right through to the executive teams and board members.

For NAB, hiring women has never been about 'making up the numbers'. It's been about finding the right people for the right roles, and making sure the women who work for them have the support and encouragement to reach their full potential. 


ADELAIDE - 1 SEPTEMBER 2017

Danielle Jiranek | Beyond Bank | General Manager, People and Culture

Danielle Jiranek has more than 25 years international experience as an Organisational Psychologist and executive in the area of People and Culture.  She has worked in this capacity in the USA, New Zealand and Australia.  Her career history includes senior positions in the multinational consulting firm Morgan and Banks and Director of Locher Human Resources. She held the position of GM People and Culture and Business Transformation with SA Water and in this capacity oversaw a major restructure and cultural transformation program.  Her current position as GM People and Culture with Beyond Bank has a focus on leadership effectiveness, cultural change and driving great customer outcomes through our people.   She is passionate about changing peoples lives and has a particularly strong commitment to enhancement of opportunities for women. In her spare time, she likes to ride, swim and she is currently walking the Heysen trail – so far she has walked from Cape Jervis to Burra!

Vicki Carter | Pernod Ricard | Human Resources Regional Manager (Talent, EVP & Diversity)

Vicki Carter has been with Pernod Ricard Winemakers for the past 14 years in various roles in Human Resources. She started as an administration assistant within the winery in the Barossa Valley and has moved with the company to New Zealand and Sydney, giving her the opportunity to partner with both the operational and commercial areas of the business. She is currently a diversity champion within Pernod Ricard Winemakers globally and ensures that diversity is front of mind across all levels of the organisations, including strategic decision making within the management team and engaging with employees across the business on diversity and inclusion initiatives. Vicki says, “It has been great to see a positive progression towards improving gender diversity in the drinks industry in recent years. Diversity is important for our commercial performance and also our personal wellbeing, and I’m very excited to be a part of this positive journey within our business”

Veronica Duncan | Rural Bank | General Manager, Operations

Veronica Duncan is a banking and finance professional with 16 years’ experience, with the last five in executive positions in agribusiness banking.  As the General Manager of Operations for Rural Bank, she has overall ownership of service delivery, change management, project governance, process re-engineering, and information systems strategy of the Bank.  With a background in law, she has also held a range of legal, customer-facing, people management and risk roles since joining the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group in 2004. These various roles have seen her originate, document, manage and work out a range of complex credits and gain a thorough understanding of the life-cycle of a banking customer. Before joining the Group, Veronica’s career spanned in-house legal and commercial roles with Tower Trust, National Australia Trustees and BT Financial Group.  Veronica holds a Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Economics, both from the Flinders University of South Australia.


MELBOURNE - 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Jill Sears | Melbourne Water | Diversity and Inclusion Manager

A diversity and inclusion professional with expertise in strategy development, program design, management and implementation, diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity, change management and general human resource consultancy gained within a range of sectors including resources, telecommunications, education, health and emergency services.

Amanda Ewbank | Rural Bank | Head of People and Culture

Amanda Ewbank is the Head of People and Culture at Rural Bank, the only Australian-owned and operated dedicated agribusiness bank in the country. Rural Bank is committed to supporting Australian famers to grow and succeed by providing exceptional financial services, knowledge and industry leadership to the agricultural sector.

Amanda joined the Rural Bank Executive team in the role of Head of People and Culture in August 2015. She is driven by a focus  on building people capability, defining and celebrating the culture at Rural Bank and the provision of strategic advice.  Amanda has a strong background in strategy development and execution in roles leading several large transformation programs at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank over the past twelve years. Amanda has held a raft of senior leadership positions with her experience extending across Information Management, Finance, Project Management and HR. Amanda is motivated by seeing engaged and connected people thrive, and is committed to the ongoing development of skills through unique and vibrant ways of learning.

Amanda is passionate about leadership – in the corporate world and in community life. She recently joined a group of Australian women trekking in to remote regions of Mexico with the Hunger Project to collaborate with indigenous communities to address community challenges – an experience she describes as inspiring and life changing.

Fiona Wynn | Australia Post | Head of Culture, Diversity and Innovation

Fiona is the Head of Diversity, Culture and Innovation at Australia Post. A registered psychologist and experienced change leader, Fiona is working towards driving a more inclusive culture at Australia Post, where people from diverse backgrounds know and feel that they belong. In attracting and retaining diverse people, the business benefits from enhanced creativity and a climate that fosters innovation; which in turn creates new value for customers and shareholder alike. Most recently, Fiona has built internal programs to enable internal entrepreneurship to solve customer and community problems.  

Fiona has had broad career experiences in London and Australia, having worked across industries from manufacturing to consulting, in roles including HR, organisational development and culture change. Fiona holds a Masters in Organisational Psychology from Monash University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking the LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business. 


"Gemma has been inspirational. I have held many positions over the years, however I have still learnt something key and relevant to me at every session with Gemma." Sheila Brown

"Gemma spoke inspirationally in building resilience in work and life. Her responses to off-the-cuff questions showed her great knowledge in building positive wellbeing.  Thank you!" Georgie Clark

"And wow us Soph did! To those who know her it will come as no surprise that Soph had PepsiCo staff literally jumping around the room because they were so energized and engaged! It was an amazing session with a massive impact that has left our team talking- and better yet thinking! Massive thanks for such a fabulous session!" Anon

"Gemma was an excellent presenter – very engaging with a message that really rang true. Thank you for arranging this wonderful event." Anon



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