International Women’s Day is an important time to come together and acknowledge our achievements, as well as highlight the important work still to be done to create a better world for women. To celebrate International Women's Day, CommBank's Women in Focus are hosting events in capital cities and regional centres around Australia.
At each event, we'lll come together to fundraise and support community initiatives that empower women through education, business incubators and financial literacy programs. We’ll be joined by inspiring speakers who are thought leaders in their fields, all working to build better communities.
United together, we believe we have the power to lift each other up, and make a lasting impact on improving the quality of life of women and their families.
Speakers: Dr Kirstin Ferguson (Professional Company Director) & Julie McKay (Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PwC Australia)
Kirstin is one of Australia’s leading company directors with experience on ASX100, ASX200 boards, private company, government-owned corporations and not-for-profit boards. Her current board appointments include the ABC and Layne Beachley’s Aim for the Stars Foundation. Kirstin also sits on the Advisory Board of the female tech start-up incubator, SheStarts. In 2017, she created the global #CelebratingWomen movement, which was widely recognised for making women role models more visible.
Before joining PwC as a Partner, Julie McKay was the Executive Director of UN Women Australia for nearly 10 years working to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment globally. In recent years, she has also served as the Gender Advisor to the Chief of the Australian Defence Force, working to support the cultural change program within the ADF. Julie has held numerous board positions in the not-for-profit sector, is Chair of the Women’s College Council of the University of Sydney and convenes the QLD Male Champions of Change.