Speakers

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The Hon. Anna Bligh

The Hon. Anna Bligh

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Anna joined YWCA NSW as CEO in January 2014 following a long and distinguished political career.

Anna was elected to the Parliament of Queensland in 1995, became the first female […]

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Gail Romero

Gail Romero

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Gail is a Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, Author, speaker, and philanthropist.    Gail will give the opening keynote address on Enabling Economic Empowerment and facilitate a panel discussion.

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Justina Mutale

Justina Mutale

Justina Mutale is Founder/CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread, a worldwide HIV/AIDS response campaign.  Justina will speak on Women as Emerging Markets.   (more…)

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Steve MacDonald

Steve MacDonald

Steve is co-founder and Investment Director of Infinitas Asset Management a Values-based investment advisory and portfolio management firm.  Steve will discuss Gender Lens investment – can money really change everything? […]

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Holly Grofski

Holly Grofski

Holly Grofski is currently the Director of wealth management firm Global Merces Group.   Holly will elaborate on Investment – a journey.  (more…)

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Jennifer Gilhool

Jennifer Gilhool

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Jennifer Gilhool is a lawyer and management executive who recently spent two years in China building an extraordinary team to manage international regulatory compliance for a Fortune 10 Company. […]

Libby Davis, White Ribbon
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Libby Davies

Libby Davies

Libby Davies is currently the CEO of White Ribbon Australia.   Libby will speak on Violence against Women.  (more…)

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Dr Vijaya Nagarajan

Dr Vijaya Nagarajan

Gender Expert, Private Sector Development Initiative, Asian Development Bank and Associate Professor, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University.  Vijaya will speak on Empowering Pacific women – the place of economics and […]

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Cynthia Balogh

Cynthia Balogh

Cynthia is the inaugural National Program Manager for the Women in Global Business Program – a joint initiative of the Australian Federal, State and Territory Governments.  Cynthia will speak […]

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Ross Honeywill

Ross Honeywill

Ross is the convenor of the Centre for Gender Equity and will speak on the Australian workplace re-masculinising.  An author and social scientist, Ross Honeywill is an internationally recognised […]

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Yolanda Vega

Yolanda Vega

Yolanda Vega is the CEO at the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AWCCI).  Yolanda will speak on Sex desegregated data and the procurement of contracts for women […]

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Susanne Moore

Susanne Moore

Susanne is the Founder and Executive Chair of the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (C4GEi™), Founder of the Gender Economics Movement, International Speaker, and Consultant on Gender Economics […]

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Tara Diamond

Tara Diamond

As AMMA’s Executive Director, Industry Services, Tara Diamond holds responsibility for a range of critical services and projects designed to meet the evolving workforce needs of AMMA members spanning the mining, oil and […]

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Rafal Wisla

Rafal Wisla

Rafal Wisla, Ph.D., is employed at the Department of Economics, Institute of Economics and Management, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland).

Chief, coordinator and participant of following research programmes: “Innovative Gender” as […]

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Africa Zanella

Africa Zanella

Africa Zanella graduated from the University of NSW with a Master of Commerce in Social Science – Economics and Psychology, and has work in both fields since then internationally […]

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Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson

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Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA – Youth Panel Moderator

Geoff Thompson is one of the leading legacy experts in sports development and politics with over 25 years experience in the bidding, […]

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Steve Shipley

Steve Shipley

Mr Shipley is a corporate consultant, well known for successfully structuring and delivering major transformation and change programs.  He will facilitate a Panel Discussion on Men with a Mission, […]

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David Tonuri

David Tonuri

David is the State General Manager NSW/ACT for Business Banking for the National Australia Bank.

In this role, David leads a team of some 700 bankers who support the bank’s relationships with […]

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Gerry Davis

Gerry Davis

Gerry Davis leads CTPartners regional Technology and CIO practices, and is a member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Practice. He has completed more than 350 C-level executive […]

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Louise Gooden

Louise Gooden

Louise Gooden is an accomplished entrepreneur, financial planner and published author. She has been responsible for providing high-level strategic and investment guidance to a wide group of clients while also managing […]

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Prof Louise Ryan

Prof Louise Ryan

After completing her undergraduate degree in statistics and mathematics at Macquarie University, Louise Ryan left Australia in 1979 to pursue her PhD in statistics at Harvard University in the […]

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Gary Morgan

Gary Morgan

Gary Morgan is an experienced director with extensive senior executive experience driving innovation, strategy, international collaboration, commercial licensing, development and growth in the ICT, health and innovation sectors.  During his […]

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Sue Tsigaros

Sue Tsigaros

Sue Tsigaros offers extensive experience, knowledge and skill, built over an academic, corporate and entrepreneurial career spanning more than 30 years.   Sue has a Masters in Applied Science (Psychology of […]