Women Speakers

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A rare female leader in the world of Mad Men, Kieran Flanagan teaches companies and leaders how to harness the commercial power of human nature. CEO’s, brands, employees, salespeople – we all wish we could unlock the secret to driving others to buy, engage and lead, but what if our core human nature is the key? Responsible for some of the biggest product launches in history, nobody understands what makes people 'buy' or 'buy in' better than Kieran Flanagan. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. A true Creative Leader in a world of Mad Men, Kieran was also one of the youngest Creative Directors to lead an award-winning advertising agency. And now, after years of consulting with the world’s leading businesses on how to engage consumers – Kieran is captivating audiences with her revolutionary message.

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Anne-Maree McInerney (formerly Huxley) is a modern-day alchemist drawing on a diverse background in business, marketing & PR, media, international events, sustainability and the NFP sector to inspire a new generation of leaders and change agents. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Anne-Maree inspires change and gives hope, seeding innovation and systems change – transforming our world by addressing some of the greatest economic, environmental and social challenges of our time.

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Dr Catriona Wallace is an entrepreneur in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning fields. Catriona also has a reputation globally as a leading writer, speaker and advisor on Responsible Technology, Ethics and the Future of Work. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Dr Wallace is the CEO of Ethical AI Advisory consulting practice and she is the Founder of Flamingo AI, a Machine-Learning company with headquarters in New York and Sydney.

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Deborah Knight is co-host of the Nine Network's breakfast program Today alongside Georgie Gardner. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. She also presents Nine News Sydney on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • The Today Show (TV Program)
  • Nine News Sydney
  • Weekend Today (TV Program)
  • Nine Network
  • Miracle Babies
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital

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Bianca was one of the youngest players ever to have debuted for the Australian Diamonds at the age of only 18. She made a name for herself on the court as one of the toughest defenders in the country and was soon recognised as one of the most respected leaders in women's sport. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Bianca is passionate about sharing all the valuable experiences and lessons she has learnt through being an elite athlete for the past 17 years, whether that be through netball coaching, speaking engagements, running leadership workshops, or media commitments.
  • Netball Victoria 'Legend of the Game'
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist 2014
  • Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist 2006
  • World Championship Gold Medal 2007
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Melbourne Renegades
  • Victoria University Sport
  • Ringwood Mazda

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Lisa Backhouse is one of Queenslands most experienced and respected news presenters with a television career spanning nearly twenty years. Lisa is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies, host and facilitator. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. With a variety of events to her credit, including the prestigious gala award dinner for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Major Events Conference for the Department of State Development. Lisa is in high demand as a public speaker, following an inspirational battle with breast cancer.

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Nicole Livingstone is one of Australia's most decorated Olympians and a highly regarded executive within the sporting industry. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. From a young age, Nicole quickly became a dominant force in backstroke in Australia, winning the 50m, 100m and 200m Australian long course titles at just 15-years-old.
  • Order of Australia Medal (1997)
  • AFLW
  • Swimming Australia
  • Australian Olympic Committee
  • Ovarian Cancer Australia

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Originally from Collie, a small town in Western Australia, Neroli set her sights on sports media from a young age. An avid sports and Fremantle Dockers fan, Neroli is now a Fox Sports News and Fox Footy Presenter in Melbourne. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. After a four-year stint with Channel 7 in Perth as a sports reporter and AFL producer/reporter on Today Tonight, Neroli joined Fox Sports News and Fox Footy, where she has earned industry respect with her quick wit and in-depth knowledge of the game.
  • Fox Sports Australia
  • Network Ten
  • Nine Network

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Lorna Jane is testament to the fact that following your dreams can lead to great things. Co-founder and creative director of her namesake brand, Lorna Jane never set out to establish a multi-million dollar fitness inspired clothing label with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. The humble beginnings of the Lorna Jane brand date back to 1989, when Lorna Jane Clarkson herself started the business in a small studio on the top floor of a fitness centre. Her business inspiration, to make activewear that made women look and feel great.