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Women in A/AA Canberra Summit 2024

Tue 27 Aug 2024 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
Member Ticket $525.00 Early Bird $480 (Closes 17 Jun 2024)
Member Table (8 tickets) $3,850.00 Early Bird $3650 (Closes 17 Jun 2024)
Non-member Ticket $625.00
Non-member Table (8 tickets) $4,750.00
Student ticket $150.00

Women in A/AA Canberra Summit 2024

Women in A/AA Canberra Summit 2024

Join Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia for a full-day Summit, Tuesday, 27th August at The Old Parliament House.

Women in A/AA has proudly delivered Summits across Australia for the last 10 years, bringing together leaders and change-makers across the aviation, aerospace, and space sectors to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the industry. We invite you to join us and bring your team to broaden your network, and take meaningful insights and key learnings back to your organisation.

This year we'll be looking at the conversations that can no longer be taboo in the workplace. We're giving space to some of the silent struggles that need to be articulated. How do we remove the barriers and the glass ceiling between women in middle management and C-Suite? Are organisations doing enough in engaging people around menopause, return to work, or parental leave?....Take part in workshops, debates, panels and more!

*Program is subject to change

EVENT MC

Jacqui Tyack, Communications Consultant at The Write Space Communications & Media

INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

Anny Dailey, Manager Government Relations at Virgin Australia, Co-Founder at Australian Space Diversity Alliance, Board member at Defence Council Victoria and Director at Aviation/Aerospace Australia

Catherine Lee, Director and Founder at The Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative

Mitch Porteous, Business Manager – Technology, Cyber Security & Data at HorizonOne Recruitment, Vice President at EveryMan Australia & National Committee Member at Australian Space Diversity Alliance

Dr. Joni Sytsma, Chief Technology Officer at iLAuNCH

More details to be released.

 

EVENT MC

Jacqui Tyack, Communications Consultant at The Write Space Communications & Media

Jacqui Tyack is a marketing executive and brings more that 25 years of experience leading this function for federal government agencies, and the private sector including startups through to multinational organisations.

She founded her own communications consultancy in 2022, The Write Space, where she now provides the space industry with strategic marketing and brand advice. In 2024 she co-founded the Australian Space Diversity Alliance to help transform and extend the participation of diverse and minoritised groups in the space industry.

Jacqui is currently working with space and defence organisations on media and stakeholder engagement.

Having the opportunity to work in well-established teams at Hewlett Packard and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Jacqui was able to take her skills to help start-up the new Australian Space Agency in Canberra in 2018. During her time at the Space Agency, Jacqui developed a new brand, led media and stakeholder management with ministers, heads of governments, and space agencies from around the world. A highlight of her time at the Agency was working on their first space mission with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency in 2020 that saw a space capsule return with asteroid samples back to Woomera in the SA desert.

As a first generation Australian, she is passionate about diversity and highlighting what a diverse workforce can mean for employers when they hire and retain people that reflect our great nation.
 

SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES

Anny Dailey, Manager Government Relations at Virgin Australia, Co-Founder at Australian Space Diversity Alliance, Board member at Defence Council Victoria and Director at Aviation/Aerospace Australia

Anntonette Dailey is a chartered engineer and brings more than 18 years senior executive capability, working across multiple Government agencies, not for profit and consultancies.

She has a recent ministerial appointment to the Defence Council of Victoria where she advises the Victorian Government on strategies to develop and sustain Victoria's defence and space industry capabilities.

Anny is currently working with a number of businesses to expand their footprint in the Australian space industry, mentoring start-ups and supporting the next generation of STEM leadership. She is also completing a Masters of National Security Policy where she was recently awarded an ANU-National Intelligence Community scholarship.

As a vocal proponent of diversity, Anny has been a natural advocate of supporting all forms of diversity, inclusion and equity. She has and proudly built teams with this as a central value.

Anntonette was previous the Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency, having commenced as part of the inaugural leadership team in 2018 with responsibilities similar to a chief operating officer. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Space Discovery Centre, publishing the first three whole of Government State of Space Reports, the financial controller and management of the governance, outreach and parliamentary activity.

Anny has always had a soft spot for the space sector, attending space camps at school, presenting to Parliament on the need for better space coordination. She is also a major supporter for developing the current and future STEM workforce. Her leadership and passion were recognised by AFR as one of Australia’s 100 most Influential Women and as young graduate of the year by the University of Technology, Sydney.

As a mother to Skye (7) and Flynn (2), Anny enjoys caravanning, renovating, rugby union and car racing.
 

Catherine Lee, Director and Founder at The Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative

Through her company, Lethbridge Piper, and Associates Catherine partners with client organisations to support and guide their Boards and Executive Leadership in setting and achieving strategic occupational health and safety objectives.

Catherine is a Registered Nurse, an Occupational Health Nurse, a Certified Occupational Health and Safety Professional, a Professional Coach, Certified Principle OHS Auditor, Licenced Private Investigator and Management Consultant. She is currently undertaking a Master of Arts Research at Griffith University in which she is studying the impacts of ADHD on safety critical roles within the civil aviation sector in Australia.

She is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Management Consultants, the Australian Institute of Health and Safety, the International Coaching Federation, and a Professional Member of ADDA, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

In 2020, Catherine founded the Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative, a pioneering social enterprise aimed at fostering awareness among employers regarding the advantages of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace.

Through comprehensive offerings such as training courses provided by the Neurodiverse Safe Work Academy, and the Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler and Coaching Programs, Catherine equips employers with the tools and strategies necessary to adapt their management frameworks. These resources facilitate the accommodation of the diverse cognitive, emotional, and risk-response needs of all employees, thereby promoting an inclusive and supportive work environment.

With its unique perspective on neurodiversity through a work health and safety lens, Catherine’s work is achieving international recognition and leading to positive change both for employers and neurodivergent workers.
 

Mitch Porteous, Business Manager – Technology, Cyber Security & Data at HorizonOne Recruitment, Vice President at EveryMan Australia & National Committee Member at Australian Space Diversity Alliance

Business Manager at HorizonOne Recruitment, Vice President at EveryMan Australia, and member of the National Committee of the Australian Space Diversity Alliance, Mitch has seen the challenges faced by a variety of excluded demographics. With extensive experience recruiting for technical and executive roles in the space sector, advanced manufacturing, cyber, and tech, he understands the barriers to inclusivity and knows what works and what doesn’t for inclusive hiring and promotion.

 

Dr. Joni Systma, Chief Technology Officer at iLAuNCH

Dr Joni Sytsma is an aerospace engineer hailing from the USA who, as a recent citizen of Australia, is committed to building innovative technologies within our country. Dr Sytsma has over 16 years’ experience in the research, development and commercialisation of extremely complex aerospace systems where combined interactions of hardware, software and physics are the defining value-add.

As the Chief Technology Officer (iLAuNCH), Dr Sytsma leads the program’s research portfolio in space, satellites, rockets, hypersonics and advanced manufacturing and materials.

Joni was most recently Chief Technology Officer at Department 13 in the counter unmanned aerial systems field. Joni began her career with a decade of developing cutting edge aerospace systems at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). In her time at AFRL, Dr Sytsma led research and development teams to design and optimise aerospace technologies and develop academic concepts into fully tested systems.

Dr Sytsma moved to Australia to join the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experiment (HIFiRE) program with Defence Science and Technology (DST) group. She then joined Gilmour Space Technologies as Head of GNC to work on software stack development, performance simulations and design optimisations.

 

More details to be released.

Organiser

Aviation/Aerospace Australia

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