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International Women’s Day

  • LCI Melbourne 150 Oxford Street Collingwood, VIC, 3066 Australia (map)

This event has been postponed.

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to meet with Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and Carol Kiernan of the Honour A Woman campaign, established to encourage more nominations of women for Australian honours. Co-founded by Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Carol Kiernan and Ruth McGowan OAM, 'Honour a woman' seeks gender parity in nominations, 50:50 by 2020.

The evening will be a facilitated workshop to help our members nominate more women from the creative sector into the Order of Australia.

During the workshop, we will:
– discuss what the Award of Australia medals are
– dispel the exclusive nature of the awards
– talk about the gender disparity in the awards
– talk about the nomination process
– get people working on nominations
– have one completed nomination on the night and develop a list of women who they could nominate in the future.

Wine and cheese supplied.

Important: Please bring your laptop to the workshop and read this document in advance to help us ensure we get some nominations for deserving women completed on the night, in between drinking wine and nibbling on some cheese.

Founding members of the #honourawoman campaign, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and Carol Kiernan.

Elizabeth Hartnell-Young
Elizabeth is an activist, researcher, writer and presenter with experience in schools and higher education. She is currently an honorary fellow in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Her interest in physical and virtual spaces has led her to research the use of technologies and new learning spaces during periods of rapid development in these fields in England and Australia.

A keen learner who has completed several massive open online course, she also supports professional learning for educators. At the Australian Council for Educational Research, she led the registration, development and online provision of postgraduate courses, while she previously managed a large portfolio of projects relating to teaching and learning as Director of Research and Evaluation in the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Carol Kiernan
Carol established the Australian Government's national approach to missing persons; was one of five members of the Implementation Team which formed the Australian Crime Commission, now known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission; and developed a strategic intelligence capability for the Australian Federal Police. Her extensive experience in intelligence and communications has been gained while working in Australia, England, Hungary, Serbia, U.S.A and the Philippines.

Host: Annette Wagner
The evening will be facilitated by Annette Wagner, a consulting Creative and Communications Strategist, and CX researcher. She works with companies to empathetically explore customer insights, behaviours and profiles, designing informed and effective creative strategies, communications and experiences. As a member of the Creative Women’s Circle, Annette represents women in creative industries, meeting and sharing information, inspiration and ideas. She recently moderated events for NGV Design Week 2018, ‘Socially Aware by Design: building successful values-led small businesses’ and Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018, ‘From the Ground Up’ program.

Annette aims to be curious, empathetic, share insights and generate conversation around humanising work to design a better future with positive change.

Full members: $45 + Eventbrite booking fee
Digital members & non-members: $65+ Eventbrite booking fee

Please note your current membership will be checked to ensure eligibility for this event. In case you have missed renewing we will get in touch with details of how to update your membership.

Earlier Event: February 20
Members Morning Tea – Regional Victoria
Later Event: March 13
Members Morning tea – Melbourne