Gain Leadership Skills: Leadership in Focus
Date Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Time 28 Nov 17:30 - 28 Nov 20:00
Venue Commonwealth Bank of Australia Level 19, Tower 1 727 Collins Street Docklands VIC 3000 Australia
Pricing Subscribed Member
$ 33 Per Subscriber Member
Corporate Member
$ 33 Per Corporate Member
Global Member
$ 33 Per Gobal Member
$ 33 Per Champion
$ 55 Per non Subscribed Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Join us for this special one-off event as members of the Vic syndicate from our 2017 Next Generation of Female Leaders' program share what they learnt from interviewing Australia's leading CEOs and company directors.
Next Gen is a high level learning and development program for women in management and senior roles. It increases the visibility of women within their organisations and industries and provides them with the confidence and capacity to successfully engage with senior leadership and boards. 
A key aspect of the program is 'Project Getting Ahead' which requires participants to work in syndicates to interview a minimum of two leaders from any sector and work this into their presentation at the end of the program. The insights gained are invaluable and make for a great and interactive event.

Format for Leadership in Focus

Members of the program alumni will lead us into the evening, sharing experiences, learnings and key takeaways from their exchange with leaders. 

The presentation will be followed by a guided panel discussion with directors that have been interviewed as part of the program to discuss leadership on a grander scale. The session will be facilitated by Claire Braund, Executive Director at Women on Boards and then discussion opened to the floor.

Come prepared with questions and comments for the panel and ready to engage with the WOB network to make some great personal and business connections.

Chatham House rule applies.


2017 Next Gen Participants - Vic

  • Zekija Glamocic - Risk Executive, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Kate McDonald - Team Executive - Transport Infrastructure, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Manami Ray - Executive Risk Adviser, Mercer
  • Catherine Sherwin - Acting Assistant Manager Statutory Planning, Whitehorse City Council
  • Emily Wooden 

Syndicate Advisor: Sheena Wilson

Sheena is a highly accomplished director, executive, management consultant and career coach, with multi-disciplinary experience on a global scale. She is currently a Non Executive Director and the Deputy Chair of Herron Todd White, Australia’s largest independent property valuation firm. Sheena also chairs the board’s People, Performance, Nominations & Governance Committee. 

Sheena returned to Australia in 2014, following 16 years in the USA, Europe and Asia including 12 years at The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) where she was a global Operating Committee member. She was BNY Mellon’s Head of HR, International for 4 years; CEO of BNY Mellon India for 3 years; and Global Head of Talent Strategy for 5 years. Sheena has worked on many cross-border M&A deals; is an international award-winning expert in Diversity and Inclusion; manages the Women on Boards Mentoring Program; and is passionate about assisting people making ‘encore’ career transitions later in life.

About the Next Generation of Female Leaders' Program 

Next Gen is WOB's flagship leadership program, providing high-level learning and development for women in key management roles. The program aims to increase the visibility of high potential women within their organisations and industries and provides them with the confidence and capacity to successfully engage with senior leadership and boards. During the course of the program the groups spoke to leaders from all different walks of life to learn about their experiences and gain some insights and understanding about their leadership journey.

With thanks to our Corporate Host