International Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day Celebration
Thursday 5 March 2020
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Registrations begin at 5:30 PM
MinterEllison, Governor Macquarie Tower
Level 40, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Professional & Associate $49
Affiliate $69
Non Member $99


Celebrate the important role women have played in building a strong public sector


ABOUT THIS EVENT 

IPAA’s annual International Women’s Day celebration highlights the ever-increasing importance of the role women play in senior positions.  Each year the event brings together high-profile speakers from the public sector, corporate, and political worlds to share their views on the importance of women in senior leadership. 

The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is #EachforEqual. At the event, leaders from the NSW, Victorian and Commonwealth public sectors will explore how to create a gender equal world and how we can collectively accelerate gender parity. 

In response to customer feedback, our 2020 event will be a facilitated panel conversation exploring the careers and insights of all three speakers. There will also be an option to sit during these formalities.
 
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

92% of respondents to our event survey rated the 2019 International Women’s Day celebration as good to excellent. 

"It is a key event in the annual calendar and one I always enjoy. It was great to meet so many young women, the graduate cohort particularly, and to appreciate the diversity in that cohort." - Anonymous


Our inspirational speakers will reflect on the opportunities and challenges that exist within the public sector and share their insights for other women aspiring to leadership roles.  

The event is a chance to join senior leaders – both women and men – from across the NSW public and private sectors for an evening of canapés and conversation.  
 
All IPAA events include purposeful networking which allows you to:
  • Build relationships with the speaker/s and fellow guests
  • Develop your capabilities 
  • Establish connections across the NSW public sector.

SPONSORSHIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This event is presented with the support of MinterEllison.

SPEAKERS

Professor Gill Callister
Professor (Practice), Associate Dean
ANZSOG and former Secretary, Victorian Department of Education and Training


Gill Callister, Professor (Practice), Associate Dean at ANZSOG and 2019 Public Service Medal recipient, has dedicated her career to improving public policy and service delivery.

From 2015-2018, Gill served as Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET). Prior to joining DET, she was the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Human Services (2009 -2014), where she led policy, legislative and service delivery reform. This followed a range of senior roles in the Victorian Public Service and a ten-year stint in the community sector working with children, young people and families.

Gill is the most recent past President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) (Victoria). Her leadership in public policy was recognised in 2013 when she was named in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, and received a Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship to attend Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. 

In October 2014, Gill was awarded the IPAA National Fellowship award and a Monash University Fellowship and in 2017 was named as one of the top 50 women in the Victorian public service.

Gill holds Bachelor degrees in Social Work (with Honours) and Arts.

 
Adj. Professor Carmel McGregor PSM
Adjunct Professor and Academic Fellow
The University of Canberra and former Deputy Secretary Defence People, Department of Defence


Adj. Professor Carmel McGregor PSM is a former Deputy Secretary People in the Department of Defence. She joined the Department in March 2012 and led the cultural reforms including a review of pathways for women in Defence. 

Carmel’s previous position was that of Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner, and during this period of time served on the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration. 

She was also vic chair of the Public Governance Committee of the OECD from 2008-2013. Carmel is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) and the ACT Deputy President.  She is also a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Training and Development. 

She is a non-executive director of the AHRI Board, and the National Committee for UN Women Australia. 

In 2013 she was awarded the inaugural Public Policy Category winner in the Australian Financial Review/Westpac Women of Influence Awards, and also received recognition of exceptional service finalist in the Federal Government Leader Awards by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Narelle Underwood
Surveyor General of NSW


Narelle Underwood is the Surveyor-General of NSW, a major role within State Government responsible for the leadership and regulation of the land and mining surveying profession and plays a key advocacy role in the geospatial industry. 

Narelle is the president of the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (BOSSI), Chair of the Geographical Names Board (GNB), the Surveying and Mapping Industry Council (SMIC) and the NSW Surveying Taskforce. 

In December 2018 Narelle was announced as one of 60 Superstars of STEM, a program run by Science and Technology Australia to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.

In 2018 Narelle was listed in the inaugural NSW Top 50 Public Sector Women and was recently awarded the Emerging Leader in Government at the national Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.

Contact

Please contact our office on 02 8066 1900 or email events@nsw.ipaa.org.au for any questions and/or clarifications.
When
5/03/2020 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Where
MinterEllison, Governor Macquarie Tower Level 40, 1 Farrer Place Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
 

Terms and Conditions
Payments

Payment must be made either in full online at the time of confirming purchase or 14 days from the date of the invoice.
Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. 

Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the course start date — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 7–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–6 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty, provided that nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days before course/event start date; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 


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