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Event Date: 
15 June 2012
Hyatt Regency Perth

The Female Leadership Journey

Presenter:Dr Linley Lord
Ms Jan Stewart, CEO
Ms Kerry Sanderson, Former Agent General

In this interactive session, you will hear from a panel of influential business women who are passionate about the advancement of others like them. Be entertained and inspired by their individual stories and their leadership journeys. 

Our panel will also share their ideas on: 

+ the need for more women in leadership roles, including the current regulatory environment 
+ the importance of gender diversity in leadership 
+ how women can increase their professional standing and access talent programs 
+ the debate on merit versus quotas 


Jennifer Dalitz CPA left her executive role to create Sphinxx, a social enterprise that provides resources and professional development to support women on their leadership journey, as well as advice and education to ensure employers find and keep the best women on their teams. Jennifer has been recognised with an Edna Ryan Workplace Award for improving the working conditions of Australian women, and was a finalist in the 2010 NSW Telstra Business Awards. 


Kerry Sanderson AO is the former Agent General for Western Australia, a role in which she was active in promoting and representing the state in the UK and across Europe. She has held positions on the Board of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the Council of Curtin University, the Board of Agricultural Research Western Australia, the Rio Tinto Western Australia Future Fund, the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation and the Australian Logistics Council as well as being President of Ports Australia. 

Jan Stewart is a social worker by profession. She has held the position of CEO of Lotterywest since 1992, an organisation which works in partnership with Western Australian organisations to maximise the opportunities from all grant making. In 1999, Jan was elected to the inaugural position of President of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association and in the same year, appointed to the Executive Committee of the World Lottery Association. Jan was elected to the position of Vice President of the World Lottery Association in 2005 and Senior Vice President in 2007, a position she relinquished in 2009. 

Dr Linley Lord currently holds the position of Director of Teaching and Learning at the Maureen Bickley Centre for Women in Leadership, which was established in March 2008 within the Curtin Graduate School of Business to promote and enable the increased representation of women in leadership roles. Linley’s current research interests include women’s experience in leadership roles, new models of leadership, women on corporate and university boards and women in non-traditional areas of employment.



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