AMAZING WOMEN I INSPIRING STORIES
She SHARES is an event that turns the clock back with some of Australia’s most inspiring women, asking them what advice they would give their 15-year-old selves.
Join Layne Beachley AO, Founder and Director of the Layne Beachley Foundation as we celebrate our 15th birthday along with guest speakers Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Suzy Nicoletti, Managing Director, Twitter and Kristy Chong, Founder, Modibodi. Georgie Dent, Editor of Women’s Agenda will chair the evening.
This twilight event will happen in the new Westpac offices at the iconic Barangaroo foreshore and includes networking drinks, stories and insight from our guest speakers, canapes and a chance to make a difference.
Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Time: 6.00 - 8.30pm
Venue: The Arena, Westpac
Address: Level 1, Tower 2, International Towers Sydney, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Proceeds raised on the night will go towards the Foundation's Scholarship Program
Layne Beachely AO
Director and Founder, The Layne Beachley Foundation
Layne Beachley is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. Her dedication to success saw her as the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles between 1998 and 2003. Layne went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour in 2008. Layne now spends her time travelling nationally and internationally as a motivational Keynote speaker, sharing her stories about sustaining success, overcoming challenge and maintaining a winning mindset. As well as being a Founder and Director of her own Foundation, Layne is also the Chairperson of Surfing Australia and an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor began her career as curator/driver of the Scottish Arts Council’s Travelling Gallery. Taking exhibitions on board a converted bus to remote areas and inner city estates ignited her commitment to engaging new audiences with the work of living artists.
After four years at the Arts Council, in 1989 she was appointed director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham where she was responsible for a program focusing on issue based work by artists often from culturally diverse backgrounds. In 1999, she took up the directorship of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. To secure the future of the MCA, she negotiated a new funding model with government, sponsors and philanthropists.
Managing Director, Twitter Australia
Suzy is Twitter Australia’s Managing Director, responsible for local operations including its advertising business and operations. Previously, Suzy ran Twitter Australia’s online sales business for almost three years which experienced strong growth under her leadership. Australia is part of the fastest growing region in the world for the organisation.
A Silicon Valley native, Suzy has spent the last eight years in Australia. Prior to joining Twitter, Suzy had a distinguished eight and a half year career at Google. In her most recent role she was the Industry Manager for the Education team, responsible for sales strategy and commercialisation for Google’s product suite across Australia’s education institutions.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Modibodi
Kristy’s the creator of Modibodi™. She’s a mum, a fash-tech entrepreneur and a social advocate for women’s health issues and rights. With over 13 years in senior PR roles for organisations including McDonald’s Australia, sanofi-aventis and Edelman PR, Kristy’s worked with some of the biggest brands in the business.
After the birth of her second child, Kristy’s experience made her determined to start her own brand. One that would change our mindsets – and the planet! – by changing underwear for the better. This ambition saw her design, develop and scientifically prove her leak-proof undies and transform this into the Modibodi™ collection: a reusable, sustainable range of tops, singlets, period and sweat-proof undies as well as swimwear, created to liberate us all from endless amounts of landfill.
Editor, Women's Agenda
Georgina Dent is a journalist, editor, former lawyer, television commentator & advocate for women. The Sydney-based mother of three, is the contributing editor of Women's Agenda, Australia's leading publication for career-minded women and has a fortnightly column in The Sun Herald & The Age on Sunday.
Georgie has appeared on ABC’s Lateline, The Drum, Weekend Breakfast, Channel 9’s Today Show and Sky News. She is a popular keynote speaker who explores the subjects of women, work, mental health, politics and parenting with compassion, honesty and humour.
After leaving law to pursue a career in journalism Georgie joining BRW magazine as a reporter. While there she developed an interest in the advancement of women and it hasn’t waned. She was recognised for her advocacy in the inaugural Women’s Empowerment Journalism Awards in Singapore in 2014, where she was a finalist in the journalist of the year category. In 2015 she was also a finalist in the inaugural Our Watch Walkley Awards to recognise excellent reporting of domestic violence.