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Women in Digital is officially BACK with our next in-person event and it’s a goodie!

In March, we hosted a panel of four inspiring tech entrepreneurs at our 2021 International Women’s Day Breakfast at GOMA with 96 attendees (click here for the video recap). This time, we are going even bigger!

Join us in May to hear from a brand new panel of extraordinary C-Suite women in digital, each with their own unique and remarkable stories to share their journeys as industry leaders. From early beginnings in IT and consulting through to roles where the buck stops with them – these ladies have taken leaps and bounds in their own careers and we’re going to hear what that was really like for them behind the scenes.

You’ll hear stories from FOUR incredibly accomplished women who have owned executive positions with some of Australia’s top companies including Auto & General, SAP, Toyota, SAP, Gartner, Tabcorp, Griffith University, Virgin Australia, Queensland Rail and RACQ, just to name a few.

These powerhouse women will share their very different executive journeys, discussing:

  • How they got to where they are today
  • Insights into life in technology c-suites
  • How they each carved their pathways to leadership
  • How they juggle their busy personal and professional lives
  • What they wish they knew beforehand
  • Tips on building and maintaining resilience
  • How we can encourage more women to pursue leadership pathways
  • And as usual, questions from the audience!

We welcome all champions of diversity, manbassadors included!

Event format: 

11:45am Doors open

12:00pm Networking

12:25pm Guests to be seated

12:30pm Event commences

12:40pm Lunch is served, panel commences

1:40pm Audience Q&A

1:50pm Event formalities finish and networking

2:00pm Event close

Event details:

  • When: Doors open at 11:45am AEST for a 12:00pm AEST start, 7th of May 2021
  • Where: The Emporium – Frangipani Ballroom (Brisbane)
  • Cost: $125/pp or $115/pp VIP invite | Table of 10 available for $1,125
  • Inclusions: Sit down lunch and dessert, wine on arrival, cash bar and C-Suite panel event

Our Speakers:

Mandy Ross – Chief Digital Officer (Griffith University)

Mandy Ross is an award-winning executive-level technologist, strategist, board director and above all else, a progressive business leader with a passion for innovation and accelerating ICT performance. But central to her success is her focus on integrity, inclusion and empowerment in the workplace, evident in Griffith University’s Diversity Employer of the Year award at the third annual Women in Digital Awards. Mandy’s executive career spans multiple leading companies including Wotif Group, Tabcorp and Tatts Group. She is also a Board Director for GIVIT.org.au.

Loren Fisher – Chief Information Officer (Youi Insurance)

Continuing our incredible line up of women executives is Loren Fisher! Loren is a Senior Digital and ICT leader with over 20 years of experience across a diverse range of industries and organisations. A confident communicator backed by extensive technical expertise, Loren is known for her natural ability to bridge the gap between business and technology, integrating her love of innovation and digital transformation. No doubt you have heard of some of the companies Loren’s worked for – SAP, Toyota, Rio Tinto, Gartner and currently, Youi Insurance.

Angela Ryan – Chief Information Officer (Auto & General)

An accountant by trade, Angela Ryan moved into IT several years ago and has never looked back! Combining her passions for technology and retail, Angela has built her career working for some of the biggest names in the industry including Forever New Clothing, Super Retail Group, Super A-Mart, Colorado Group and now Auto & General as it’s CIO. If that’s not already impressive, she is also an Activator for SheEO – a global community of generous women building a $1B perpetual fund to support women entrepreneurs.

Bernadette Stone – Chief Technology Officer (RACQ)

Bernadette Stone in the quintessential woman in digital. With over 20 years’ experience in IT and senior management positions in Enterprise Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bernadette has demonstrated her passion to drive change in fast-paced environments. Companies on her extensive resume include Brisbane City Council, Accenture, Rio Tinto, Queensland Rail, Aurizon and Virgin Australia. Clearly, she has built an impressive career in male-dominated industries and are excited to have her on this panel.

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