Women in A/AA Canberra Summit 2022

Thu 18 Aug 2022 (9:00am - 5:30pm)
National Museum of Australia
Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601
Member $525.00 Early Bird $480 (Closes 18 Jul 2022)
Table of 8 Member (8 tickets) $3,850.00 Early Bird $3650 (Closes 18 Jul 2022)
Non Member $625.00 Early Bird $575 (Closes 18 Jul 2022)
Table of 8 Non Member (8 tickets) $4,750.00 Early Bird $4550 (Closes 18 Jul 2022)
Students $250.00 Early Bird $185 (Closes 18 Jul 2022)

Women in A/AA Canberra Summit 2022

Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia Canberra Summit

This year’s Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summits will reflect on the International Women’s Day theme #BreaktheBias.

#BreaktheBias raises valuable discussions across Australia and around the world. ‘Breaking the bias’ represents a huge spectrum of issues and challenges faced by individuals and organisations in the Australian Aviation, Aerospace, and Space sectors

This Summit, Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia will bring together leaders and change-makers across the sectors to discuss the topics raised across the country. 

Join us for a full day of invaluable insight and engaging discussions from some of Australia’s pioneering speakers and leaders at the National Museum.


/ Linda Spurr | Director & Executive Consultant at Linda Spurr Consulting

/ Anntonette (Anny) Dailey | Executive Director, Operations & Communications at Australian Space Agency

Anntonette is an Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency and commenced in the Agency soon after it was established in July 2018. Anny is responsible for the operations of the Agency and ensuring it meets it government requirements as well establishing its governance arrangement. In addition to managing the parliamentary interaction, finances, human resources and event management, Anny is also responsible for inspirational element of the Civil Space Strategy and leads the Australian Space Discovery Centre for the Agency and has a personal goal to meet the key values of the Agency – namely to inspire Australians and ‘do cool stuff’.

In 2019, Anntonette was identified in the Financial Review’s as one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women.

As a chartered professional engineer, Anny graduated with honours at the University of Technology Sydney and took on a career in sustainability. Working across multiple Government agencies as well as not for profit and consultancy – Anny brings more than 14 years as a senior executive capability to the Agency.

/ Yvette (Vee) Payne | Quality Control Analyst at Sikorsky Australia

Born into Aviation, flying her first aircraft at eight years old and in spite of much rebellion during her teenage years, Yvette inevitably followed in her fathers and grandfathers’ footsteps and is now a third generation Mechanical Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME).

She has worked with several large Defence contractors and has performed maintenance on Chinook, Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters, with some of her career highlights including flying a Blackhawk and being the first Mechanical AME in Australia to commence deep level maintenance on a Romeo Seahawk.

Currently working for Sikorsky Australia, Yvette’s role has been multifaceted since joining the organisation in 2015 and has included anything from maintenance to interviewing, teaching and more. Yvette has gained tertiary qualifications in Organisation Safety & Human Factors during this time and is working toward a Masters in the same discipline. Now in a Quality Analyst role, Yvette is able to use her passion for human factors, aviation and safety to support the growth of and implement change in the organisation and, she hopes, the greater aviation community.

Yvette is known as Vee by her friends and family, and outside of aviation, she loves spending time with her Navy fiancé, her 21-month-old son and their pooches. Beach trips happen on the regular, as does snowboarding in the winter and whenever possible- traveling to far off places.

More speakers to be announced soon.



Speaker presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions and workshops will engage participants in discourse on gender, safety and operations, the importance of diversity and inclusion on the management and growth of individuals and organisations, maximising innovation in breaking down biases, barriers to the pipeline, encouraging the next generation and retaining talent in the sectors, women in business, champions of change, and balancing multiple roles in an industry still tackling bias in equitable shared family responsibility.

COVIDSafe Events 

Thank you for your consideration and understand of the points below, to ensure all guests comfort; 

If you feel unwell do not attend the event and advise A/AA as soon as possible 

Be aware of social distancing 

Sanitise regularly 

Check in with the venue QR code as required

Mask according to Government regulations and/or venue policy 

Full refunds will be made if you are unable to attend the event due to illness.

To see the FULL PROGRAM from the highly acclaimed WA/AA Brisbane Summit - 16 June at Brisbane Powerhouse, CLICK HERE.


Aviation/Aerospace Australia

1300 889 459
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