Women in Safety WA - High Tea Networking

Event Date: 
06 March 2015
Esplanade Hotel
Marine Terrace

IFAP and Kott Gunning Lawyers would like to invite you to attend a special High Tea function at the first Women in Safety WA event for 2015. This unique safety event is being held in support of International Women’s Day 2015 - Sunday 8 March, with this year’s theme being ‘Make It Happen’.

Join MC, Ali Bodycoat as she chats with two incredibly inspiring women who will aim to educate, engage and empower attendees through their stories and life experiences. A panel session will follow the presentations to allow you the opportunity to interact with these speakers and gain further insight into what makes them courageous, motivating and successful within their chosen career.

Guest Speakers
Erica Smyth, Non Executive Director & Chairman, Toro Energy
“Safety lessons I learnt the hard way”
Erica Smyth has almost 40 years experience in the mineral and petroleum industries, initially as an exploration geologist then as a project approvals manager with BHP before completing her executive career as a General Manager of Corporate Affairs with Woodside in 2004. She is now a professional company director and is the Chairman of Toro Energy Limited and Diabetes Research WA. Erica will offer some real life experiences of working in the resources industry for so long during a period of great change. From bush based minerals exploration with not even two way radio communications, to a real life emergency response in the gas business, she has some very funny, but also poignant stories.

Nicole Ashby, Founder, FIFO Families
“Creating improved outcomes for mental health & wellbeing”
When her husband took a fly in, fly out job on an offshore oil rig, having a month at home and a month away, Nicole faced enormous stress, isolation and desperation. In 2010, the mum of three founded FIFO Families, hoping that no other FIFO partner would ever feel alone. FIFO Families now supports and educates 14,000 workers, couples and families in Australia and New Zealand. It means workers are happy and their families at home are well supported, improving the retention of workers in these roles. FIFO Families has gained a credible reputation for creating positive change within the resources sector and offers inductions into the FIFO lifestyle, family support and access to resources in times of crisis. Mental health on the FIFO workforce is something that Nicole is passionate about and believes that FIFO Families holds some of the solutions.

Don’t miss your chance to network with other women, be inspired by peers and let our guest speakers motivate you to be the best you can be.
Date: Friday 6 March 2015
Venue: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: IFAP Member / Alumni: $77
Non-Member: $88
RSVP: Friday 27 February 2015
For event information please contact +61 8 9333 9982 or email

08 9333 9982
08 9335 3119
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