Women’s Leadership Forum

Organiser:  Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce

Date:  13th July

Time:  All day event. 

Venue:  To be confirmed. 

Details:  With so many women running their own businesses or in leadership positions, it’s now time for the Goldfields-Esperance region to celebrate, embrace and inspire women.  This year’s event will play host to a range of inspirational and motivational speakers who have exceptional achievements under their belt.  With approximately 300 attendees, this event is not to be missed.

The 2018 Womens’ Leadership Forum is a celebration of women. it aims to provide strategies for career development and is designed for anyone who wants to build a successful career with a happy work life balance.

The event shines a light on the important strategic position women play on the region’s economy and will act as a conduit for higher representation of female leadership across our community.  The incredible speakers will share their stories of how they pioneered in their field, overcame gender inequality and adversity and became inspiring mentors for women all over the world.

Delegates take away practical tips and strategies to advance their aspirations, boost their motivation and inspire them to take the next step.

This year's key note speaker is Dr Fiona Wood.  

2005 Australian of the Year Fiona Wood has been a burns surgeon and researcher for the past 25 years and is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA).  She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Co-founder of the skin cell laboratory in WA, Winthrop Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia, and Co-founder and Chair, of the Fiona Wood Foundation (formerly The McComb Foundation). 

In 2002, Dr Wood and her team worked to care for badly burned victims of the Bali bombings.  It was during this time that the “spray-on skin” cell technology Dr Wood pioneered for use in treating burns victims grabbed international headlines.  In recognition of her work with the Bali bombing victims, Fiona was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003.  That same year the Australian Medical Association bestowed upon Fiona the ‘Contribution to Medicine’ Award.  Fiona was named West Australian of the Year in 2004, as well as receiving nominations that same year as a National Living Treasure and Australian Citizen of the Year.  Fiona was again named West Australian of the Year in 2005 and received the honour of being named Australian of the Year for 2005.

Fiona, along with McComb Foundation co-founder Marie Stoner, won the Clunies Ross Award for their contribution to Medical  Science in Australia.  From 2005 to 2010, Fiona was voted Australia’s Most Trusted Person in the annual Reader’s Digest survey.  Her unwavering dedication to burns survivors, as well as her commitment to improving and continually evolving the treatment of burn injury, has earned her a reputation as one of the world’s leading burn experts.

Fiona is married to fellow surgeon Tony Kierath and is mother to four boys and two girls.

Other guest speakers for the day are Dixie Marshall, Ingrid Cumming and Judith Fordham.

Tickets will be available closer to the event day.  For more information, contact 9021 2466.