Women in Leadership Panel

Event Details

  • DateTue 13 September 2016
  • Time5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • VenueAustralian Institute of Management WA
  • Location76 Birkdale Street Floreat WA 6014
  • TypeNetworking
  • Ticket$68 - $98 per person
  • Table$n/a per table (seats n/a)
  • ContactAIM WA
    (08) 9383 8000
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Members and guests of the Australian Institute of Management WA and members of the Australian Industry & Defence Network WA are invited to hear from three successful female leaders with experience in the Defence Sector. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has focused on increasing the participation of women in its workforce and integrating women into non-traditional military roles. The Navy, for example, has committed to a female participation target of 25% by 2023. The Women in Australian Defence Force Report 2014-2015 shows that the overall proportion of female ADF officers nationally rose to 18.8%. After concerted efforts to improve women’s prospects in leadership roles, the proportion of female officers in the senior leadership group rose from 10.7% in 2013-2014 to 10.9% (1 woman). The total number of women in the permanent ADF, located in WA, was 16% as at 30 June 2015. Despite significant commitment at a senior level to achieve gender equality, progress has been slower than anticipated, which is similar in experience to a number of other non-Defence related sectors. Join our diverse panel from defence sector industries as they share: *An overview of their own career path and the leadership challenges and opportunities they have faced * Panel: Nicole Curtin Acting Assistant Secretary, Culture & People Development, Department of Defence Since 2015. Laura Anderson Board Member, Joint Education and Training Advisory Board, Department of Defence Laura is a member of the Victorian Defence Industry Advisory council and is on the Board of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Captain Angela Bond Former Commander HMAS Stirling, Royal Australian Navy Recently transferred to the Naval Reserves, Angela has served the Royal Australian Navy in a career spanning 36 years.