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Member Only Events: A VIRTUAL way to meet, network, share and learn
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Date Wednesday, 02 September 2020
Time 02 Sep 17:00 - 02 Sep 18:00
Venue GoToMeeting Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 02 September 2020

WOBChat is an interactive fortnightly online session designed to fill the current void. We’ll provide a facilitated, friendly environment for members to meet, network, share and learn - online.



It will be a relaxed and informal session with an agile agenda around the following:

  • meet others in the network (with attendee details provided post WOBChat for you to follow up);
  • ask questions;
  • practice your pitch (& get feedback);
  • get comfortable with your virtual presentation;
  • topical issues driven by attendees around governance, the impacts of COVID-19 and board journeys;
  • meet special guests;
  • build your confidence; and
  • meet new members in other states. 
WOBChat is provided FREE OF CHARGE to Full, Corporate, Global Members and Champions.
 

Special Guest: Libby Lyons - Director, Workplace Gender Equity Agency

 

Libby Lyons was appointed Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in October 2015. She oversees the statutory reporting process that gathers gender equality data from more than 10,000 employers, covering more than 4 million employees. Soon after taking up her appointment at the Agency, Libby initiated the development of a strategic plan focused on maximising the Agency’s world-leading dataset and expanding the reach and impact of gender reporting nationally and internationally.

As part of this strategic vision, Libby has travelled to Singapore, Chile, Argentina, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan to speak with government and private enterprise on the business case for gender equality and the Agency’s dataset. She also presented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York in 2018 and 2019.

In leading the Agency, Libby is focused on working closely with employers to achieve gender equality and takes part in regular roundtable and speaking events with business leaders and their peers to share their experiences, challenges and successes in creating workplaces where the skills and ambitions of employees are equally recognised and rewarded regardless of gender.

Libby was listed in Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People Working in Gender Policy for both 2018 and 2019 and was featured in 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and is a proud Ambassador for Honour a Woman, a volunteer organisation working to achieve gender balance in the Australian honours system.

Prior to joining the Agency, Libby had a distinguished career in corporate affairs and government relations, including heading up BHP’s Olympic Dam corporate affairs division, as well as senior roles at Atlas Iron, CITIC Pacific Mining, Alcoa of Australia, the Western Power Corporation and Telstra.

Libby has a strong personal commitment to public service, having started her career as a primary school teacher. She also sat on the boards of non-profit organisations SIDS and Kids WA, and was Executive Chairman for Kalparrin, a charity that supports the families of children with special needs and disabilities.

 

 

Logistics

  • Dial-in-details to be provided upon registration.
  • WOBChat will be run through GoToMeeting, which can be accessed through your PC/ Mac or phone.