We are very pleased to reveal two additional speakers for our State Leadership Conference, Leading Women, have been added to the list.
Starting out her career as a Psychiatric Nurse, and progressing through to executive management, Marie-Louise has worked in Australia and overseas. She is passionate about supporting women to achieve their career aspirations and has actively mentored both men and women undertaking higher education in all positions she has held. She has over 30 years as an executive manager in Australia and overseas, and calls on her experiences to give other insight into developing their confidence to achieve. She now holds one of the most unusual positions for a woman: Chief Executive Officer of Freemasons WA – one of the oldest world-wide all-male organisations.
Her commercial negotiation and business skills are well recognised and she has received a number of industry awards, as well as being featured in WA Who’s Who. Marie-Louise currently sits on and chairs a number of Boards, including: the Property Council WA Division; NMBWA, Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority; MCA and the Retirement Living Council.
Alex is a passionate environmental advocate working to move communities towards a more just and sustainable world. She works with the City of Perth’s Sustainable City Development unit developing environmental policy and running community awareness programs.
While studying, Alex co-created ARTillery, a human rights arts festival for young Australians. Alex’s enthusiasm for volunteering continued after uni, when she took on a coordinating role with climate change advocacy organisation 350.org Australia. She was one of the Foundation for Young Australians’ 2012 Young and Extraordinaries and was selected as an Australian delegate to the 2013 Global Power Shift climate conference. Alex is enthusiastic about sharing stories and ideas around her two passions of protecting the earth and protecting the earth’s people.
There are now over 60 women booked to attend this amazing event. Be quick as tickets are running out.