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Lunch with 100 Women of Influence's Rabia Siddique

12 November 2014

Rabia Siddique

Looking forward to this leadership luncheon with one of our 2014 100 Women of Influence (Diversity Category), Rabia Siddique, hosted by the Director of Westpac Women’s Markets, Larke Riemer.

After starting life as a criminal defence lawyer and youngest ever Federal prosecutor in Perth, Rabia moved to the UK in 1998. She commissioned as a Legal Officer in the British Army in 2001.

In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention, along with a male colleague, Rabia assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. Her male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery, while Rabia’s part in the incident was covered up by the British Army and Government. In a fight for justice she brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of Defence, and won.

In 2006 Rabia was awarded a Queen’s commendation for her human rights work in Iraq and in 2009 was the Runner Up for Australian Woman of the Year UK.

Rabia has written and published her memoir, ‘Equal Justice’, and an Australian/UK feature film is shortly to be made about her life.

Rabia is currently Legal Counsel to the Commissioner of the Western Australia Police and is rapidly gaining a reputation as an outstanding motivational and inspirational speaker, facilitator, resilience and leadership coach, and champion of women in leadership.

Rabia has triplets and is involved in a number of charitable and advocacy organisations.

The Ruby lunch is in Sydney on December 1, 2014.

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