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Women in A/AA National Summit

This year's sold out Summit was at Brisbane Powerhouse on 10 June and was opened by Raechel Paris | Executive General Manager, Governance at Brisbane Airport Corporation.

The Summit focused on workplace culture and, how we can encourage a more inclusive and diverse workforce. And discussed the barriers and opportunities for women in the industry, we asked the tough questions and addressed how we can close the gender gap. We looked at what will it take for us to encourage more women and women to challenge workplace culture to encourage more women to pursue a career in STEM?

Attendees got to have their say, as we had breakout sessions, mini workshops, group conversations, engaging panel discussions, and speakers from diverse industry backgrounds with Q&A after each! 

The learnings didn't end when the day finished – we focused on embedding the learnings beyond the summit day, to encourage attendees to take them back in to their workplace and encourage others to support the changes needed.

SUMMIT FACILITATORS 
/ Davida Forshaw | Executive Director at Piloting Mindset | Women in STEAM Ambassador | Technical Creative | International Airline Pilot 
/ Cameron Tribe | Executive Director at Piloting Mindset | VR/AR Development & Education | Advisor | Aviation

INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

Keynote
/ Raechel Paris | Executive General Manager, Governance at Brisbane Airport Corporation

Workplace culture in high performing teams 
/ Natalie Davies-White | Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Rescue co-pilot at LifeFlight

Importance of power, influence & language in business culture
/ Alise Hewson | Operations Manager at Nova Systems
/ Stephen Hudson | Chief Engineer at Boeing Defence Australia 
/ Rosie Wall | Head of Corporate Operations at Gilmour Space Technologies

Equality & wellbeing through behavioural design
/ Dr Juliette Tobias-Webb | Behavioural Scientist | Superstar of STEM |Senior Lecturer at Kaplan Business School | Homeward Bound HB6 Scientist | Adventurer

Culture & diversity within air combat group: then, now and into the future  
/ Flight Lieutenant Zalie Duffy | Weapons Systems Officer, 1 Squadron at Royal Australian Air Force 

Tools & techniques that challenge workplace culture
/ Jessica Ciccozzi | General Manager People & Capability at QinetiQ
/ Lee Mathieson | Senior Manager of Support and Services at Airbus in Australia Pacific 
/ Lieutenant Colonel Wendy Wheadon, RAEME  | Brigade Aviation Maintenance Officer at Australian Army

STEM in schools
/ Denise Dunn | Head of Department – Senior Schooling and Partnerships at Aviation High School 
/ Ruth Harrison | Owner at Rocekt Woman 
/ Michael Holstrom | CEO and co-founder at STEM Punks 

WITH SPEACIAL THANKS TO
/ Brisbane Airport Corporation as venue sponsors 
/ Women in A/AA Sponsors: Australian Army, Monash University, Royal Australian Airfoce and RMIT University 
/ A/AA Partners: Boeing, Thales and Swinburne University
 

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