Women, Management and Work Conference Celebrates 25 Years in 2013

Couple of businesswomenThis year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Women, Management and Work Conference, an event where leaders from industry, government, universities and unions share their expertise, knowledge and experience with women.

Presented by Macquarie University, the 2013 Management and Work Conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel on George Street, Sydney on July 18th and 19th.

Key speakers on the day will include: Ase Lunde, Managing Director, Lunde Risk Reduction AB, Sweden, Terry Davis, CEO of Coca-Cola Amatil, Wendy Mcarthy AO, Principal, McCarthy Mentoring, Sandra Triulzi, National Diversity Manager of Abigroup Limited, and Carol Austin, Investment Services Director, Contango Asset Management Limited and Director on the Board of Future Funds and HSBC Australia.

Also scheduled to speak at the conference is Helen Conway, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Ged Kearney, President of the ACTU, and Dr Yvette Blount, Research Co-ordinator, Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University.

On the evening of July 18th, conference drinks followed by a Gala Conference Dinner will be held at the Hilton Hotel. Lisa Wilkinson, Co-Host of The Today Show on the 9 Network will be the key-note speaker at the dinner.

This year’s conference will explore:
• Work: Current and future trends
• The way we were and are today
• Abigroup National Diversity Strategy going forward
• Risk management and resilience
• Women of influence; World Cafe’ – work life balance; a myth?
• Anywhere working; Options and opportunities
• We’ve all got what it takes but where is it?

One session will focus on encouraging more women to male dominated industries such as construction and engineering. Another session will analyse the change in the risk environment and the impact of this change on businesses and communities. Important critical issues such as how women balance home and work life will be addressed in a World Cafe’ session.

For more information on group or individual registration packages and fees along with further information on the assistance programs visit the website: http://mm.mq.edu.au/wmwc2013

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