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Webinar: International Women's Day — Choose to Challenge


Wednesday, 3 March 2021
2:30pm to 4:00pm


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Choosing challenge to spark change: Leaders in defence and engineering share their success strategies

In the lead up to International Women’s Day (IWD), join us for a special event where you will hear from leaders who have chosen to challenge – with significant success.


  • Major General Susan Coyle CSC DSM, Head Information Warfare, Joint Capabilities Group, Australian Defence Force
  • Louise Adams, Chief Executive, Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon
  • Chair: Megan Motto FGIA, CEO, Governance Institute of Australia.

The official IWD 2021 theme is #ChooseToChallenge, focusing on the need to challenge stereotypes, bias and gender inequity. 

Hear how these transformational leaders use challenges to lead change. We would like to thank Diligent for sponsoring this event.

You will hear from these leaders how to:

  • lead through challenging times
  • implement strategies that enable cultural shifts, organisational resilience and growth in a challenging business environment
  • be an engaged leader, empowering your organisation to also challenge for change.

Who should attend? 

  • Board members
  • CEOs
  • Executives
  • Anyone with governance and risk management responsibilities from all sectors and industries.

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More about our speakers

Major General Susan Coyle CSC DSM, Head Information Warfare, Joint Capabilities Group, Australian Defence Force

Major Susan Coyle

Major General Coyle has worked at the tactical, operational and strategic level in a variety of command and staff appointments, commanding at every rank, including Commander Joint Task Force 633 (2020), Commander 6th Brigade (June 2017 – 2019), inaugural Commander Task Group Afghanistan (2015), and Commanding Officer 17th Signal Regiment (2009–10).She commenced as Head Information Warfare in January this year. 

Louise Adams, Chief Executive, Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon


Louise is responsible for leading approximately 4000 people, together with the financial and operational performance, to meet Aurecon’s strategic and operational business goals.

Louise became the first female Executive Director on Aurecon’s Global Board in 2013 and is Aurecon’s global spokesperson for Women in Leadership. In previous roles, Louise has led major civil and multidisciplinary projects in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Iran, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Guyana, North America, Pakistan, Libya, Qatar, and the UAE.

Chair: Megan Motto FGIA, Chief Executive, Governance Institute of Australia 

Megan Motto headshot

Megan drives the direction of the Institute that advocates for 40,000 governance and risk management professionals from the listed, unlisted and not-for profit sectors.

Prior to her Governance Institute role, Megan was CEO of Consult Australia. Megan is also currently a Director of Standards Australia and a National Director for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).