Leadership: Stories and strategies to empower women in the workplace

Co-hosted by Monique Zytnik (IABC EMENA) and Ross Monaghan (IABC APAC), this intimate panel discussion, featuring Tineka Everaardt, Maria Farmer, Natalie Collard and Sally Goldner, will inspire you with stories and strategies of women who have stepped up to show what is possible. We also hear insights from Karen Matthews, Catalina Gardescu, Robert Andersson and Christine Elmer.

Designed for communication professionals and entrepreneurs of all levels. This is a actually a leadership discussion for people of all genders about what could be holding you back, real battles you may face and tactics to help you step up.

Tineka Everaardt is an award-winning journalist, who has worked in the newsrooms of Channel 7 and Channel 9 as a senior producer and reporter. She was the Communications Manager at Priceline and a Senior Media Advisor for the Victorian State Opposition. Now she runs her own communications business, Everlist, offering media training, media releases, copywriting, and voice overs. She works closely with PR agencies who want a journalist’s perspective.

Maria Farmer is one of the most experienced and formidable women in Australian public relations. Her company specialises in brand building, crisis management, publicity and public relations, offering bespoke solutions. With a history representing some of the best known creatives, actors, fashion and lifestyle brands, restaurateurs and authors in this country, her clients include Baz Luhrmann.

Natalie Collard is the founder and CEO of Quartz Group offering human-centred executive coaching and leadership training. She is also the CEO for Food & Fibre – Great South Coast, on a mission to grow the south-west region of Victoria and its high-potential primary industries. Natalie’s previous roles include CEO of Australian Dairy Farmers and Chair of Women in Renewables.

Sally Goldner is a diversity educator, speaker, life coach, MC and consultant. Her previous and current roles include founding member of Transgender Victoria, co-facilitating Transfamily, 3 CR’s “Out of the Pan” and Bisexual Alliance Victoria Treasurer. She received an Order of Australia in 2019, the 2015 LGBTI Victorian of the Year and joined the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2016.

Thank you to IABC EMENA, IABC APAC for your support and Michael Kümritz our podcast editor.