International Women’s Month: How to Be the Change

Join us for an evening briefing exploring this year’s International Women’s Day theme #PressforProgress, with a panel of leaders from across the historically male-dominated fields of technology, the military, and finance discussing their experiences and practical tips on how to be an agent of change in your organisation.

The #metoo movement has been a watershed moment across the world and has had special resonance for women in workplaces who have encountered gender inequality across a range of areas including wage parity, workforce representation and office culture.

Join us on the 27th March to hear from our speakers on the steps they have taken to work against entrenched workplace attitudes towards gender, and discuss strategies for how you can be an agent for change, diversity and gender equality in your organisation.

Speakers include:
  • Diana Brightmore-Armour, CEO UK and Europe, ANZ
  • Glen Taylor, COO (EMEA), Telstra
  • Colonel Suzanne Graham, Army Advisor – United Kingdom, Defence Attache – Ireland, Australian High Commission
  • Superintendant Karen Findlay, Metropolitan Police and Harlequins Ladies’ Head Coach, Harlequin Football Club Ltd

Diana Brightmore-Armour, CEO UK and Europe, ANZ

Since joining ANZ in October 2013, Diana’s focus has been on uptiering the Bank’s relationship capabilities, driving ANZ to achieve Trusted Advisor status with its key clients. Prior to her role at ANZ, Diana was CEO of Corporate Banking at Lloyds Banking Group, a significant coverage business in Wholesale Banking and Markets, operating across the UK and in North America. She is a strong supporter of talent development and gender diversity, both within ANZ via the Bank’s ‘Plus One Pledge’ scheme and externally through her involvement with the 30% Club, City Women’s Network and First Women Awards.

ANZ provides relationship coverage and financial solutions to a client base of large, multinational corporations headquartered in the UK and Europe, with global operations in one or more of the 34 markets in which ANZ operates.

 

Glen Taylor, COO (EMEA), Telstra

Glen has over 20 years progressive industry experience, providing the leadership and direction needed to direct multiple business units in achieving performance goals and commercial objectives. Glen has a consistent track record in achieving success, providing insight and innovation to meet short and long term challenges. Glen has lived in London since 2015 after 2 years in Singapore and lives here with his partner, Nigel. He has a passion for building high performing teams of people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences in Australia, Asia and Europe over the last 22 years with Telstra.

 

Colonel Suzanne Graham, Army Advisor – United Kingdom, Defence Attache – Ireland, Australian High Commission

Colonel Sue Graham enlisted in the Australian Army in 1990. She was promoted into her current appointment as Colonel Logistics (G4) at Headquarters Forces Command in July 2016. A key focus in this role has been the coordination of an extensive program of equipment realignment in order to realise Army’s significant modernisation program.

Her operational service consists of peace-enforcing, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance deployments. She deployed to East Timor in 1999/2000, initially in a liaison role before transitioning to facilitate logistic supply to the south west sector of the country, receiving a Commander Australian Theatre commendation for this period of service. She later deployed to Indonesia as part of the ADF disaster relief contribution following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami/2005 Aceh Earthquake; and was seconded to the Queensland Government as a recovery planner during the response to the 2011 Brisbane floods and Cyclone Yasi.

 

Superintendent Karen Findlay, Metropolitan Police and Harlequins Ladies’ Head Coach, Harlequin Football Club Ltd

Karen Findlay is Harlequins Ladies’ joint Head Coach and coached the Club to League and Cup double success in the 2016/17 season.

 

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