Conference spotlight on five decades of women’s careers

Five inspiring women representing five decades of women’s careers will share how they successfully built their careers and approached the issues of their time at a conference on 5 November being co-sponsored by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast.

The conference, 5 decades of women’s careers – what has changed? considers the legislative changes over the decades and how this legislation fits with a fast changing society and modernising economy.

scbc_img_luncheonRDA Sunshine Coast CEO Estella Rodighiero said while women made up more than 50 percent of the workforce, they still faced inequalities.

“As part of our Regional Roadmap 2015-16 Update we have identified the advancement of leadership roles and capacity building across the Sunshine Coast as a high priority, with a particular emphasis on women in leadership,” she said.

“We are therefore proud to sponsor this conference which encourages discussion around gender inequality in the workplace and provides an opportunity to foster economic development leadership initiatives for our region.”

The Conference forms part of an overall Symposium presented by Sunshine Coast Business Council with venue partner TAFE Queensland East Coast and event sponsors RDA Sunshine Coast and McCullough Robertson.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon Catherine Branson QC, former Judge, Regional Commissioner – Human Rights Commission
  • Leisa Hart, YMCA NSW Chief Executive Officer
  • Maria Woods, Sunshine Coast Grammar School Principal
  • Dr Kirsten Baulch, Medimobile Founder
  • Courtney Aspland, TAFE East Coast Queensland Manager, Marketing and Sales
  • Kristan Conlon, McCullough Robertson Partner.

Symposium 2015: Human rights equals prosperity

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Venue: TAFE East Coast, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek


11.30-2.00pm: Business lunch Unconscious bias in the workplace and the importance of strong leadershipwith The Hon Catherine Branson QC.

2.15-5.30pm: Conference 5 decades of women’s careers – what has changed?

5.30-6.30pm: Public lecture Questions for Australia in the modern refugee debate, with The Hon Catherine Branson QC.

You can register for individual events or all three Symposium segments.

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