Authentic Leadership: International Women's Day Breakfast 2020

03/6/2020 07:00 am 03/6/2020 10:00 am Australia/Melbourne Authentic Leadership: International Women's Day Breakfast 2020

How can you take your leadership skills to the next level? Hear from a brilliant panel of women who have forged and demonstrated Authentic Leadership in their accomplished careers and pushed for a gender equal world.

On International Women's Day, Monash University is proud to once again host a breakfast event featuring an expert panel of three stand-out women of influence who’ve demonstrated Authentic Leadership across a diverse range of industries.

This International Women's Day Breakfast is presented by three Faculties from Monash University - Monash Law, Monash Business School and Monash Arts.

Our Panel

Peggy O'Neal AO
President, Richmond Football Club

Peggy has been president of the Richmond Football Club since October 2013. She is the first woman to be president of an AFL club and presided over the club during their 2017 and 2019 premierships.

Peggy has a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. She has specialised in superannuation and financial services law for more than 25 years and is presently a consultant to Lander ∧ Rogers, having previously been a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills from 1995-2009.

In June 2019, Peggy was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for her services to Australian Rules Football, financial services law and women in leadership roles.

Peggy was appointed to Victoria's Ministerial Council on Women's Equality, the Australian Institute of Sport Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Advisory Committee and in January 2020 became a director of VicHealth.In September 2014 Peggy was named as one of the Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence and as one of the Women's Weekly 50 Most Powerful Women in Australia.


Janette Kendall, FAICD
Non-Executive Director of Vicinity Centres (ASX: VCX), Costa Group (ASX: CGC), Australian Venue Co, KM Property Funds, and The Melbourne Theatre Company.

Janette is an experienced company director with more than 25 years of board experience across public, private and not-for-profit organisations spanning a diverse range of industries. She is currently on the board of Vicinity Centres, Costa Group, Australian Venue Co, KM Property Funds, and the Melbourne Theatre Company.  She is also a past NED of Nine Entertainment, Wellcom Worldwide, AURL (Foodworks), Monash Digital and the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.

Janette has a depth of experience in China both in Operations and Marketing including living and working in China. She is a seasoned marketing, digital and operations executive with over 30 years of experience developing and implementing business and brand strategies across multiple sectors including FMCG, Retail,  Marketing & Communications, media, hospitality, property, gaming and manufacturing.

Janette has a Bachelor of Business, Marketing, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of Chief Executive Women, a Mentor at MentorWalks.


Helen Sawczak
National CEO, Australia China Business Council

Helen started her career as a corporate lawyer at international law firms both in Australia and overseas after graduating from Monash University with degrees in Arts and Law. In Australia, Helen worked in the China practice of MinterEllison, and then moved to Moscow and Kazakhstan to work for Clifford Chance, acting for European and American clients participating in the privatisation of former Soviet state industries. After returning to Australia, Helen worked as in-house counsel with Alcoa and Telstra, and then moved into senior management roles at Australia Post and ANZ Bank. Helen studied Mandarin throughout her secondary and tertiary education, which included three long-term study trips to Nanjing University and Fudan University in Shanghai. More recently Helen undertook Chinese postgraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours.

Helen is an independent director of an ASX listed company and is also an Advisory Board Member of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre as well as the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Event Details

Date:
6 March 2020 at 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Venue:
RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
Cost:
$30 student ticket, $60 single ticket, $420 table of 8
Categories:
Law

Description

How can you take your leadership skills to the next level? Hear from a brilliant panel of women who have forged and demonstrated Authentic Leadership in their accomplished careers and pushed for a gender equal world.

On International Women's Day, Monash University is proud to once again host a breakfast event featuring an expert panel of three stand-out women of influence who’ve demonstrated Authentic Leadership across a diverse range of industries.

This International Women's Day Breakfast is presented by three Faculties from Monash University - Monash Law, Monash Business School and Monash Arts.

Our Panel

Peggy O'Neal AO
President, Richmond Football Club

Peggy has been president of the Richmond Football Club since October 2013. She is the first woman to be president of an AFL club and presided over the club during their 2017 and 2019 premierships.

Peggy has a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. She has specialised in superannuation and financial services law for more than 25 years and is presently a consultant to Lander ∧ Rogers, having previously been a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills from 1995-2009.

In June 2019, Peggy was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for her services to Australian Rules Football, financial services law and women in leadership roles.

Peggy was appointed to Victoria's Ministerial Council on Women's Equality, the Australian Institute of Sport Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Advisory Committee and in January 2020 became a director of VicHealth.In September 2014 Peggy was named as one of the Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence and as one of the Women's Weekly 50 Most Powerful Women in Australia.


Janette Kendall, FAICD
Non-Executive Director of Vicinity Centres (ASX: VCX), Costa Group (ASX: CGC), Australian Venue Co, KM Property Funds, and The Melbourne Theatre Company.

Janette is an experienced company director with more than 25 years of board experience across public, private and not-for-profit organisations spanning a diverse range of industries. She is currently on the board of Vicinity Centres, Costa Group, Australian Venue Co, KM Property Funds, and the Melbourne Theatre Company.  She is also a past NED of Nine Entertainment, Wellcom Worldwide, AURL (Foodworks), Monash Digital and the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.

Janette has a depth of experience in China both in Operations and Marketing including living and working in China. She is a seasoned marketing, digital and operations executive with over 30 years of experience developing and implementing business and brand strategies across multiple sectors including FMCG, Retail,  Marketing & Communications, media, hospitality, property, gaming and manufacturing.

Janette has a Bachelor of Business, Marketing, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of Chief Executive Women, a Mentor at MentorWalks.


Helen Sawczak
National CEO, Australia China Business Council

Helen started her career as a corporate lawyer at international law firms both in Australia and overseas after graduating from Monash University with degrees in Arts and Law. In Australia, Helen worked in the China practice of MinterEllison, and then moved to Moscow and Kazakhstan to work for Clifford Chance, acting for European and American clients participating in the privatisation of former Soviet state industries. After returning to Australia, Helen worked as in-house counsel with Alcoa and Telstra, and then moved into senior management roles at Australia Post and ANZ Bank. Helen studied Mandarin throughout her secondary and tertiary education, which included three long-term study trips to Nanjing University and Fudan University in Shanghai. More recently Helen undertook Chinese postgraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours.

Helen is an independent director of an ASX listed company and is also an Advisory Board Member of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre as well as the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Melbourne.


Name
Elly Mitchell
E-Mail
elly.mitchell@monash.edu
Phone
03 9905 5631