Resilience: forging ahead in life and work
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What does resilience look like to you? How does it contribute to personal growth and professional achievement? Are women more resilient than men and do they have to be? How has resilience enabled others to overcome challenges in life and work?
Moderated by Sally Capp (BCom/LLB (Hons) 1991) Victorian
Executive Director, The Property Council of Australia and Faculty
Advisory Board member, four Faculty Alumni of Distinction Award
recipients will share their insights and experiences in a panel
discussion around the theme of 'Resilience: forging ahead in life and work'.
As women who have built incredible career paths for themselves and hold
some of the most senior positions in an organisation, our panel will
discuss the role of resilience in creating those careers, overcoming
challenges, balancing family and work life, taking risks, making big
decisions and what they've learnt about themselves along the way.
We encourage women of all ages and stages of their career to take some time
out of your day, invest in yourself and your alumni community, and
expand your professional network over lunch at this annual event for
women who graduated from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Come and hear from:
- Yasmin Allen (BCom 1985), Non-Executive director, ASX Limited
- Wesa Chau (BE(SoftEng)(Hons) 2004/ BCom 2004), Director of Cultural Intelligence and co-founder of Poliversity
- Paula Dwyer (BCom 1982), Chairman, Tabcorp Holdings and Healthscope Limited
- Sally Macdonald (BCom 1990), CEO, Antipodean Group
The lunch includes a two course meal and beverages.
Sally Capp - Moderator
Sally Capp is the Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.
Sally has extensive experience in CEO and executive leadership roles in the government and private sectors, including the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, KPMG, the Committee for Melbourne and the ANZ.
She was the first woman to hold the post of the Victorian Government’s Agent General in London, where she represented the interests of the state in Europe and Israel from 2009 to 2012.
Sally was the first female director of the Collingwood Football Club and has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies and not-for-profits organisations. Currently, Sally is on the boards of: Rowing Australia, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Yasmin is a non-executive director at ASX Limited where she is a member of the ASX Clearing & Settlement boards and serves on its Audit committee. She is a director of Cochlear Limited (and Chairman of its Audit Committee) and Santos Limited (and a member of Santos’ Remuneration Committee and Environment, Health and Sustainability Committee). Yasmin is also a Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and a member of the board of The George Institute for Global Health, a research and commercialisation group in the medical sector. Her previous directorships include IAG Limited, EFIC (Australia’s Export Bank) and she was Chairman of Macquarie Group’s Global Infrastructure Funds.
Prior to her directorships, Yasmin had an extensive career in investment banking, including as Vice President of Deutsche Bank, Director of ANZ Investment Bank in Sydney and Director with HSBC in London.
Yasmin has a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and in 2015 was awarded the Melbourne University Alumni of Distinction. Yasmin is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member (and former council member) of Chief Executive Women.
Wesa is Director of Cultural Intelligence, a specialist consulting firm specialising in research, training and program development and stakeholder management on cultural diversity. She is also co-founder of Poliversity, a partisan independent body that promotes culturally diverse leadership, representation and recognition.
She has more than a decade of experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Some of her previous professional roles include, senior manager, project officer and management consultant in industries ranging from healthcare, IT, aged care, disability and international education.
Wesa was an ALP candidate in the 2013 Australian Federal Election in the seat of Higgins. She was named 2010 Young Victorian of the Year, Rising Star award for young alumni University of Melbourne 2012 and inductee to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2012. In 2016 joined the inaugural Pathways to Politics program for women at the University of Melbourne.
Paula Dwyer is the Chairman of Tabcorp Holdings Limited, Chairman of Healthscope Limited, director of the ANZ Banking Group and Lion Pty Limited. Ms Dwyer is a member of the International Advisory Board of Kirin Holdings of Japan.
Ms Dwyer is a Chartered Accountant with strong financial and commercial experience. Her executive career was in investment management and investment banking. Ms Dwyer’s past appointments include serving as Deputy Chairman of Leighton Holdings Limited and as a Director of Suncorp Group Limited, Astro Japan Property Group Limited, Fosters Limited, Healthscope Limited, Promina Group Limited, David Jones Limited and RACV Ltd, as a Member of the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority and of the Victorian Gaming Commission, as a Deputy Director of Emergency Services Superannuation, VicSuper and Government Superannuation Office and as the Deputy Chairman of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute.
Ms Dwyer is a former member of the Takeover Panel and the ASIC External Advisory Board. Ms Dwyer holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne (1982), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Sally Macdonald is an Australian retailer, branding and turnaround leader with previous work experience as the CEO of BIG W (2016) and as the CEO of Oroton and Ralph Lauren Australia (2006-2013).
Sally holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School (1996), and a Bachelor of Commerce (1990) from the University of Melbourne. Prior to her CEO roles Sally was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne and New York City, and also worked in a division of The Gap, Inc in San Francisco. In 2013, Sally was awarded the Alumni of Distinction award for international Business.
She is based in Sydney and is the Founder/Director of a private retail and consumer goods investment company. Sally is married with 3 teenage children and in her spare time likes to hike, cycle, ski and travel with family.