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2014 Events
2014 Education

Here is a note from our CEO, Amanda Dobbie
Hello Members,
 An exciting new education program is now available to WiBF members and will be launched in Sydney in May and July in Melbourne.

"Leading in an Age of Diversity” facilitated by Dr Jennifer Whelan is designed to assist organisations in translating the case for greater gender diversity into tangible and sustainable results. Please keep an eye on our website for details and enrolment information.

The second part of the Wealth Management Series featuring Marianne Perkovic, Executive General Manager Commonwealth Bank of Australia, was held on the 20th March 2014. Marianne was interviewed by Sally Patten who discussed how she successfully transformed, rebuilt and restructured the CBA advice businesses in response to changing legislation, reform and environmental shifts.

 Her advice to the audience was inspirational and genuine. Key pieces were of driving a Value Driven Business, where advice is assessable and affordable. Great advice will make a difference to the clients’ financial well being and give them choices. Focusing her diverse teams attention on this and their technical skills assisted in navigating challenging and difficult circumstances. Also a leaders’ ability to prioritise effectively ensures quality work is produced.

 She spoke of the need to have support of a manager and team in order to achieve the business goals. Within a large corporate like CBA, without their engagement and buy in then it would be extremely difficult to have delivered what she has today. She also covered the importance of having a clear and transparent vision which needs to be consistently communicated and reiterated.

 The objective of the Wealth events for Women in Banking and Finance is to provide a forum to share ideas and learn from and meet our peers. Our next event in this series follows on the 23rd July, the topic of Financial Wellness, presented by Alisdair Barr.

We have 3 Business series lunches coming up through May to June.

 On 9th May, in partnership with Citi we have Johann Chua, Guy Debelle and Paul Brennan discussing China’s economic outlook and the implications for Australia.

On 24th June, in partnership with ANZ we have David Gonski as a keynote speaker

On July 28th Kelly Bayer Rosmarin will be speaking on a panel-Competing in the digital world
Regards Amanda Dobbie


The Australian Ballet:

Wednesday 30 April 2014

The Australian Ballet Women in Banking and Finance are delighted to invite you to the Final Dress Rehearsal of The Australian Ballet's Ballet Imperial. Following the performance we will move to a private dinner in the Northern Foyer of the Sydney Opera House. We do hope you will join us for this very special event. Read more...

Business Series Lunch: China's economic outlook & the implications for Australia WiBF and Citi invite you to join us to hear a keynote address by Johanna Chua, Citi Research Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific Economic and Market Analysis. Johanna will moderate panel discussion with guests Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Paul Brennan, Head of Australia / New Zealand Economic Research on China's economic outlook and the implications for Australia. Read more...

Leading in An Age of Diversity:

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Leading in An Age of Diversity In partnership with Women in Banking and Finance, Psynapse is excited to offer a cutting edge and practical program designed to help leaders capitalise on the benefits of leading diverse, inclusive teams. Significant work has successfully mounted a compelling business case for greater organisational diversity. Yet leaders face the on-going challenge of how to translate those insights into tangible, sustainable value. So what knowledge and skills do men and women in corporate life need in order to develop the competencies required to lead in an age of diversity? Read more...

Business Series Lunch Sydney with David Gonski AC Women in Banking and Finance are proud to invite you to a Business Series Lunch with David Gonski. Read more...

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