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AUSAE - International Women's Day breakfast


Friday, 6 March 2020
7:45am to 9:30am

Fullerton Hotel
1 Martin Place

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$100.00 Member
$100.00 Subscriber
$100.00 Non-member

Delivering an equal, enabled and powerful world #EachforEqual

Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD2020) and hear from three exceptional women — undisputed leaders in their fields — on their unique path to leadership. Learn from their experience and insights to inform your career journey and find out how governance can create an equal and enabled world.

Enjoy a fireside chat with Megan Motto and our panel of three leaders. Together, we’ll address:

  • milestones and continuing challenges for women in the Australian workforce and leadership in 2020
  • strategies to break glass ceilings and create modern, inclusive, empowered, flexible workplaces
  • how governance with intent can deliver a powerful, equal and enabled workforce.


Dr Mary Langcake
Dr Mary Langcake
Director of Trauma, St George Hospital
Dr Mary Langcake is the Director of Trauma at St George Hospital. She is a former Chair of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, NSW Regional Committee and has been deployed as a military trauma surgeon with the RAAF in Afghanistan. Dr Langcake spent six challenging weeks in Afghanistan in 2008 operating on soldiers and civilians a little less than 12 months after joining the RAAF Specialist Reserve. She advocates for support of medical professionals suffering from burnout and mental illness.

The Honourable Susan Crennan AC, QC
BA (Melb), LLB (Syd), P.Grad Dip (History)(Melb)
Susan Crennan was appointed to the High Court of Australia in November 2005. She had then served for almost two years as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. Before appointment Susan Crennan was a barrister for 24 years, 14 of them as one of her Majesty’s Counsel (Queen’s Counsel). During that time she became Chair (now President) of the Victorian Bar Council, President of the Australian Bar Association and served as a Commonwealth Commissioner for Human Rights. She has been a member and chair of several committees of the Victorian Bar and the University of Melbourne, including serving as Deputy‑Chancellor of the University. In 2008 she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia. 

Following retirement from the High Court in 2015, Mrs Crennan has been engaged in private dispute resolution, including arbitrations. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Megan Motto FGIA (Chair)
Chief Executive, Governance Institute of Australia
Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive at Governance Institute, Megan was the CEO of Consult Australia, the association for professional services firms within the built and natural environment. Megan is also currently a Director of Standards Australia and a National Director for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Three reasons you can’t afford to miss this event:

  1. Engage with the panel — ask them anything in the Q&A session
  2. Network with a powerful group of business leaders and senior and young professionals in governance and risk management
  3. Be inspired, reinforced and valued

Bread and Roses

2020 is the 110th anniversary of the rallying cry for Bread and Roses. This originated in the 1910 speech by factory inspector Helen Todd when she and four others drove through Illinois campaigning for the right to vote, right to work, to home, shelter and security, and equally the right to a good life, to music, to education.

The IWD 2020 focuses on exactly the same sentiments. Equality for an enabled world. And we believe that governance within intent can deliver this century old vision of an equal, enabled and powerful world.

Thank you to our event sponsor

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Table of 10 - $800 (incl gst)
For table of 10 bookings please contact Andrew Hollier, State Manager NSW & ACT on