Women in Leadership Journey 5 continues in Perth

ContactsJoanna Holcombe, Industry Engagement Coordinator
Published15 September 2023

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre was part of Curtin University’s team in delivering the Women in Leadership Journey 5 (WILJ5) in August this year.

Supported by Aus4Skills and the Vietnam Australia Centre, Curtin University’s WILJ5 team delivered sessions in Perth, Canberra, and Sydney to 20 senior public service leaders from Vietnam to enhance their leadership development.

For their contributions to the WILJ5 program, team members from the Centre shared their expertise across a number of different sessions including women’s access to leadership, the power of data to strengthen diversity in society and organisations and creating impact from research.

Presenters from the Centre included Professor Mike Dockery, Professor Alan Duncan, Joanna Holcombe, Dr Daniel Kiely, and Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan.

The Centre’s Dr Lili Loan Vu did double duty, acting both as a participant mentor to the Vietnamese delegates, as well as being a subject matter expert.

We’d like to thank the industry participants who gave their time and expertise so generously to join panel discussions, including Ashley McGrath, Executive Officer, CEOs for Gender Equity; Cassandra Winzar, Chief Economist, Committee for Economic Development of Australia; Bronwyn Bell, Sustainability Manager, Albemarle Corporation; Dr Elaine Dowd, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Communities; Kendall Galbraith, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Regional Remote Women’s Network of WA; and Annabel Mazzella, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, Small Business Development Corporation.

We’d also like to thank the WA Department of Treasury and especially WA Assistant Under Treasurer Amanda Jalleh, and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, including Mary Wooldridge, Jaclyn Donahue, and Celeste Koens, for their generosity in hosting sessions for the WILJ5 participants.

As a centre, we are proud to be a part of the Curtin University’s WILJ5 team to contribute our research insights to help promote gender equity and the progression of women into leadership positions in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region.