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International Women’s Day Event – TAS

1 March 2024 7:15am - 8:45am
RACV, Collins Room 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart TAS
Member $55
Non-Member $65
Subscriber $65

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Getting to the causes of inequality to #InspireInclusion

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion.” International Women’s Day 2024 

Everyone is invited to join us for our International Women’s Day Breakfast as we explore the deeper causes of inequality and how we can address them. 

With a focus on fostering equality, panel members will discuss women’s inclusion, successful initiatives and experiences as well as ways we can all drive positive change. 

When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion we build a foundation of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. 

Join fellow governance professionals, hear from influential guest speakers, engage in the conversation and feel empowered to #InspireInclusion.

What is in it for you?

  • Feel inspired and empowered by women who have excelled in their careers.
  • Learn about future opportunities for women in governance
  • Hear from our speakers about their professional accomplishments, lessons they learnt and their advice to women on their leadership journey and those supporting the journey.

Speakers highlights

Catherine Vickers, Clerk, Legislative Council Parliament of Tasmania

Catherine, an accomplished Australian legal professional, embarked on her parliamentary career in August 2017, climbing from Deputy Clerk LC to Clerk by July 2023. Prior, she held key roles in the Tasmanian Government and the Supreme Court of Tasmania. Admitted to the Supreme Court in 1995, Catherine's legal journey began with Temple Smith Barclay and Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. She graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, later earning a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice and another in Public Sector Management from Flinders University in 1994 and 2002, respectively. Alma Mater: St Mary's College Hobart. Catherine's story embodies legal excellence and parliamentary leadership in Australia.

Christine Finnegan, CEO Jack Jumpers

The Tasmania JackJumpers congratulate Christine Finnegan on being appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the club. Following an internal process within the LK Group, Finnegan has been promoted to the CEO position to provide ongoing stability ahead of the sale of the club.
Christine has vast experience over a 25 year career in the Australian Sports Industry having held senior positions at Tennis Australia, Melbourne Rebels, the AFLPA, Melbourne Storm and St. Kilda Football Club. Christine joined the JackJumpers on the Executive as Chief Commercial Officer in 2020 before taking on the interim Co-CEO role in March 2023.

Janelle Whittle, General Manager People and Culture at MyState Limited

Janelle has overall responsibility for MyState Limited Group’s human resources function, community portfolio including the MyState Bank Community Foundation, and Public Relations.

Janelle has over 20 years’ experience in human resource management across a number of industries including aquaculture, utilities and higher education. Her previous senior leadership positions in human resources include General Manager People and Culture at Aurora Energy, and Director Organisational Design and Change at the University of Tasmania.


Mandakini Khanna, Chief Risk Officer for MyState Limited 

Mandakini (Mandy), is an accomplished leader with experience in transformation, strategic planning /execution, governance, and risk management. Mandy has over 20 years of experience in Banking and Financial services across multiple geographies in Asia Pacific.

She was appointed Chief Risk Officer for MyState Limited, in December 2015. MyState is an ASX 300 listed diversified financial services group and is a leading provider of Banking, Trustee and Wealth Management services. Prior to this Mandy has held leadership and risk management roles in a large multinational financial services conglomerate. Mandy has strong business and commercial acumen and has contributed to the strategic growth of the business she has worked in.

Mandy is passionate about improving risk management practices and enhancing risk culture, by building capacity and capability in the management of both financial and non financial risks. She has successfully leveraged technology to enhance risk management practices for non financial risks, while ensuring financials risks are managed effectively.

Who should attend?  

  • Directors
  • Non-executive Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Governance and risk management professionals
  • Retired members
  • Government/Public sector professionals
  • Non-Government organisations

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