At the Central Coast WOBMeet networking event on October 5, classically-trained musician and conductor Elizabeth - who moved to the Central Coast in 2022 via Sydney, from New York - described how access to music education as a child has informed her whole life and led her to where she is now.
The former Chief Media & Digital Officer for Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts in New York and Executive Directors of Create NSW, talked about how music has grounded her, inspired her, and led her to extraordinary heights.
Talking in Robert Knox Hall (a former courthouse and one of the Central Coast’s oldest buildings) Elizabeth shared what a joy it was to be in a room with such a smart engaged group of women.
“It was particularly special for me as the President of the Conservatorium to have the WOB network enjoy the unique old facility which has taken such an effort to achieve,” said WOB’s Executive Director Claire Braund of Elizabeth, who for 12 years also worked as a senior media executive at Major League Baseball in the US, running award-winning original program production and distribution businesses.
“In choosing to use her intellect, energy and gifts for good - Elizabeth is able to focus on creating opportunities for the organisations and people she serves. We all have the opportunity to do this - albeit in different spheres and different ways with the gifts we all have.”
“She also stressed the importance of real clarity around mission, vision and purpose - personally and for all the organisations she has worked with and committees and boards she has served on.”
WOB members also networked in the Conservatorium’s renovated covered courtyard (the former police exercise yard, complete with converted cells!).