Women in leadership: intention to action

Women in leadership: intention to action

VIC
Feb 14
CEDA’s Women in Leadership series in Victoria welcomes VicHealth Leading Thinker and Harvard University Professor Iris Bohnet, one of the most influential people in gender policy around the world.

Speakers

Professor Iris Bohnet, VicHealth Leading Thinker and Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth
Serryn Hayes, Executive Manager, People and Culture, VMIA
Jovita Gartlan, RTS Senior Vice President, McKinsey & Company

Event overview

How can we make it easier to move from intention to action on gender equality?

Professor Iris Bohnet is a VicHealth Leading Thinker, under an initiative that aims to make behavioural insights practical and accessible for organisations. She is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world.

Join Iris and leaders from across sectors as we explore what works to transform the underlying drivers of gender equality, and learn more about the tools, programs and initiatives that will effect change in your organisation.

Event presentations

Professor Iris Bohnet, Harvard University MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Professor Iris Bohnet
VicHealth Leading Thinker and Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

Professor Iris Bohnet is a VicHealth Leading Thinker, in an initiative to connect international thought leaders with senior policymakers and key local experts. She is a Professor of Public Policy and Academic Dean at Harvard Kennedy School, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Her most recent research examines behavioral design to de-bias how we live, learn and work.

Meet the speakers

Jerril Rechter
Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth

Jerril has extensive experience in leadership across the areas of government and not-for-profit sectors and is a World Health Organization Advisor and is Chair of the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations.  Her current Ministerial appointments include Chair of Victoria’s Justice Health Ministerial Advisory Council and membership of the Liquor Control Advisory Council. VicHealth recently created a resource for organisations encountering resistance to gender equality policies, guided by a QUT evidence review commissioned by VicHealth in 2017.

Serryn Hayes
Executive Manager, People and Culture, VMIA

Serryn is an experienced organisational development leader with almost 20 years of business and HR experience. She is a member of VMIA’s executive leadership team which comprises of 60 per cent women, has introduced paid parity within VMIA, and continues to drive diversity and inclusion, driving gender equality at all levels. Prior to VMIA, Serryn spent seven years working in various management roles in workers compensation claims at Allianz Australia.

Meet the moderator

Jovita Gartlan
RTS Senior Vice President, McKinsey & Company

Jovita, a part of McKinsey’s RTS Practice, has over 14 years of experience in professional services. Her key focus, historically, has been M&A engagements across the M&A life cycle, from strategy to due diligence, as well as longer-term hands-on support for integration, separation, and IPO readiness. She has followed market cycles in many industries—most recently, energy, financial services, and healthcare.

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