Festival: "Young women: Take the lead!"

Presenter/s: Meegan Fitzharris; Michelle Dixon; Kate Lundy; Genevieve Jacobs; Fiona Jenkins; Trish Clancy; David Fricker; Yasmin Poole; Rosanne Brand; Caitrine Dunn; Morgan Marshall; Dr Marie-Louise Ayres; Ashleigh Streeter-Jones; Mark Kenny; Caitlin Figueiredo

Event type: Public forum

Event date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Event venue: Drama Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU

Ignite your journey with the festival "Young women: Take the lead!"

Empowerment should start early in a career. This symposium will provide a holistic approach to women's leadership, offering the inspiration to open new avenues and see other perspectives. This day is an opportunity for you to think, understand, engage and challenge pre-conceived notions surrounding women.

Young women should have the opportunity to receive practical guidance that can assist them.  That's why the aim of the conference is to provide a perspective on women's leadership in Australia through testimony and debate by experts of different backgrounds.

We want this event to also be an experience for the audience and raise awareness about the under-representation of women in the arts. Various performances by female artists will occur throughout the day, linking to the theme of gender equality.

Please register for the event here

Speakers include:

  • Melanie Kontze (Co-founder Silverstone Edge)
  • Meegan Fitzharris MLA (ACT Minister for Health & Wellbeing, Higher Education, Medical and Health Research, Transport and Vocaitonal Education and Skills)
  • Genevieve Jacobs (Group Editor, Region Media Group)
  • Michelle Dixon (CEO and Partner, Maddocks)
  • Trish Clancy (Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group)
  • Caitlin Figueiredo (Global Gender Equality Activist/ ACT Young Woman of the Year 2018/ Founder & CEO Jasiri Australia)
  • David Fricker (Director-General, National Archives of Australia and Vice-President of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Advisory Committee)
  • Yasmin Poole (Gender advocate/APEC Youth delegate)
  • Rosanne Brand (Partner, PwC Australia)
  • Caitrine Dunn (Partner, PwC Australia) 
  • Morgan Marshall (ACT Young Woman of the Year 2019)
  • The Hon. Kate Lundy (Former Senator for the ACT, and Former Minister for Multicultural Affairs)
  • Dr Marie-Louise Ayres (Director-General of the National Library Australia)
  • Ashleigh Streeter-Jones (Gender Advocate and ACT Woman of the Year 2018)
  • Mark Kenny (Senior Fellow at the ANU Australian Studies Institute, and Director of the National Press Club)
  • Fiona Jenkins (Associate Professor of Philosophy, ANU)
  • Yona Su (Musician)
  • Kimberley Slapp (Musician)

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This event co-curated by Zakaria Sougrati and Melanie Kontze is hosted by the ANU Gender Institute and generously funded by Maddocks, the Gender Institute and HerCanberra. 

Program

09.00 - 09.15 - Registration

09.15 - 09.40 - Welcome and Introduction

  • Acknowlledgement of Country by Makayla-May Brinckley, ANU
  • Gender Institute Welcome by Associate-Professor Fiona Jenkins
  • Introduction by Curator Melanie Kontze (Co-founder Silverstone Edge)

09.40 - 10.25 – Testimony: Genevieve Jacobs (Group Editor, Region Media Group)

10.25 - 11.10 – Testimony: Michelle Dixon (CEO and Partner, Maddocks)

11.10 - 11.20 – Morning Tea

11.20 - 12.10 – Roundtable: Leadership, Diversity, Inclusivity (Chaired by Melanie Kontze)

  • Michelle Dixon (CEO and Partner, Maddocks)
  • Trish Clancy (Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group)
  • Caitlin Figueiredo (Global Gender Equality Activist/ ACT Young Woman of the Year 2018/ Founder & CEO Jasiri Australia)
  • David Fricker (Director-General, National Archives of Australia and Vice-President of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Advisory Committee)

12.10 - 12:30 – Testimony by Yasmin Poole (Gender advocate/APEC Youth delegate)

12.30 - 13.40 - Lunch

13.40 - 14.00 – Artist performance (Maddy Weeks Comedian appearing in the The Canberra Comedy Festival/Melbourne Comedy Festival)

14.00 - 15.00 – Roundtable: Free Yourself Be Yourself (Chaired by Melanie Kontze)

  • Rosanne Brand (Partner, PwC Australia)
  • Caitrine Dunn (Partner, PwC Australia)
  • Morgan Marshall (ACT Young Woman of the Year 2019)
  • The Hon. Kate Lundy (Former Senator for the ACT, and Former Minister for Multicultural Affairs)

15.00 - 15.40 – Testimony: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres (Director-General of the National Library of Australia)

15.40 - 16.00 – Afternoon Tea

16.00 - 17.00 – Roundtable: Future of Women in Australian Politics (Chaired by Genevieve Jacobs)

  • The Hon. Kate Lundy (Former Senator for the ACT, and Former Minister for Multicultural Affairs)
  • Meegan Fitzharris MLA (ACT Minister for Health & Wellbeing, Higher Education, Medical and Health Research, Transport and Vocational Education and Skills)
  • Ashleigh Streeter-Jones (Gender Advocate and ACT WOman of the Year 2018)
  • Mark Kenny (Senior-Fellow at the ANU Australian Studies Institute, and Driector of the National Press Club)

17.00 - 17.30 - Finale

  • Concluding Remarks - Yasmin Poole
  • Vote of thanks - Associate Professor Fiona Jenkins
  • Artistic finale - Yona Su and Kimberley Slapp

Location and Parking on Campus

This event is hosted at the new ANU Kambri Cultural Precinct, as such we'd advise all participants who are unfamiliar to the location to arrive earlier than the indicated time as the precinct is still to be correctly indicated on google maps.

The Kambri Drama Theatre (See below map) is located on the ground floor of the Kambri Cultural Centre (Indicated on the map as 'Culture & Events'). It can be accessed from the West Loop road, that links to the Union Court carpark or behind the Harry Hartog Book sellers at ground level.

Please note that it is extremely difficult to find parking at ANU during the day - we advise using public transport, taxi, cycling or walking. If you have to drive, arrive early (before 8.40am) and allow plenty of time to find a paid parking spot. For more information on paid parking please follow this link: https://services.anu.edu.au/campus-environment/transport-parking/parking-options-on-acton-campus

For a video on how to access the Union Court Carpark at the Kambri Cultural precinct from Barry Drive please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/324154862

Accessible parking spaces are available in various areas around campus. Please follow this link: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/health-safety-wellbeing/diversity-inclusion/accessible-parking

This event co-curated by Zakaria Sougrati and Melanie Kontze is hosted by the ANU Gender Institute and generously funded by Maddocks, the Gender Institute and HerCanberra. 

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