Celebrating International Women's Day

20 March 2013

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year and LV invited people to a morning tea to recognise the role of women in leadership.

The five speakers were Lynne Landy, founder of Greatconnections, Emma King, CEO of Early Learning Association Australia, Linda Mellors, Executive Director, Mercy Public Hospitals Inc, Kathryn Watt from Vanguard Investments and Janice van Reyk, Professional Director. Among the topics shared was how each of them have become successful leaders whilst juggling family commitments, the difference they make within a mainly female workforce as well as the ‘blokeness’ of the industries in which some had decided to pursue their careers and the challenges that this provided.

It was a great event and sparked many attendees' interest to the extent that LV plans to hold a series of events to explore the space of women’s leadership development. Keep an eye on the website for more details.