Leadership Conversations Event

on Friday, 24 May 2013. Posted in Leadership Conversations, Empowerment

Leadership Conversation with a Panel of Illawarra Political Leaders

ACLW hosted 3 public Leadership Conversations at the City Beach Function Centre in Wollongong, NSW.  Each Conversation involved a Panel of leaders from different sectors in the Illawarra in front of a live audience. Conversations with Diann Rodgers-Healey to explore leadership in action through the personal journeys of leaders, and their insights on leadership in their field were followed by a Q&A session from the audience.

The net income raised from the 3 Conversations which totalled $1000 was donated to Janelle Brown for the Koori Women's Group which she has founded in the Illawarra, NSW.

The 3 Conversation events are outlined below. For further information download the Leadership Conversations flyer.


25 July 2013 -  Panel of Political Leaders: 

Stephen Jones, Member for Throsby;  Gareth Ward MP; Anna Watson MP; Sandra McCarthy, Fmr Mayor of Kiama


You Tube of the Political Panel Discussion



29 August 2013 -  Panel of Aboriginal Women Leaders: 

Veronica Bird, Executive Member NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network; Janelle Brown, Aboriginal Community Engagement, Communities for Children Barnardos; Sylvia Campbell, Drug & Alcohol Worker SESIAHS;  Jodi Edwards, Aboriginal Cultural Education & Language Consultant

You Tube of the Aboriginal Women Leaders Panel Discussion 




26 September 2013 - Panel of Community Leaders: 

Carol Berry, CEO Illawarra Women's Health Centre; Sally Stevenson, Chairperson indigo foundation;  Warren Turner, SES Rescue Officer, Illawarra South Coast Kiama Unit,  Lisa Back, Social Worker 




Photos of Leadership Conversations with Political Leaders 

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Photos of Leadership Conversations with Aboriginal Women Leaders

Aboriginal women leaders1  IvanMorris  DiannRH Tahlia King singing "Rolling in the Deep"  Aunty Sylvia Campbell  Janelle Brown Veronica Bird Jodi Edwards and veronica Bird Leadership Conversations with Aboriginal Women Leaders


Media coverage: 


ABC Illawarra Interview with Melinda James 15 July 13




Sponsors for the Leadership Conversations Event:


Kiama Forward Computers, 68 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 


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Shellharbour Medical Centre, 2-6 College Avenue Oak Flats NSW



Illawarra Women's Health Centre, 2-14 Belfast Avenue Warilla NSW 


Catholic Education Office Wollongong

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Cornerstones Jewellery

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Mercure Resort Gerringong By the Sea

1 Fern Street, Gerringong, NSW 2534 Australia | +61 (0)2 4234 1359

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Sebel Harbourside Kiama

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Event Cinemas www.eventcinemas.com.au 

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Tonitto Cakes 169 Wentworth St, Port Kembla



Supported by:


ABC Illawarra

ABC Illawarra



RDA Illawarra



The Illawarra Connection

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