Annual Mentoring Retreat

 

WEN Retreat 2021 (Virtual)

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, is hosting the 2021 Women in Economics Retreat as a series of virtual webinars from 15-19 November 2021.

The ‘Virtual Retreat’ provides an opportunity for around 30-40 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership and career decision making. Participants will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector.

Mentors for 2021 are Professor Louisa Coglan, QUT; Katrina Di Marco, First Assistant Secretary, Treasury; Kate Glazebrook, Chair and Co-founder, Applied; Michelle Lewis, Senior Manager, RBA; Patricia Pascuzzo, Founder and Executive Director of the Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes and Professor Anu Rammohan, UWA.   External speakers are Nicky Baker, Leadership, Health Education & Training Institute; and Gagan Mudhar, Inkling. The Virtual Retreat is facilitated by Catie Bradbear and Natalie Baker, Productivity Commission 

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WEN Retreat 2020 (Virtual)

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted the 2020 Women in Economics Retreat as a series of virtual webinars from 16-20 November 2020.

Mentors were Natasha Cassidy, RBA; Professor Lata Gangadharan, Monash University; Luise McCulloch, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; Cherelle Murphy, ANZ; Su-Lin Ong, RBC Capital Markets; Professor Stefanie Schurer, University of Sydney; Sophie Hampel, Inking; and external presenter JJ Ferrari.  The event was facilitated by Catie Bradbear, Productivity Commission.

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WEN Retreat 2019

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted the 2019 Women in Economics Retreat at Cleveland Winery, Victoria on 17-18 October.

This year's mentors were Sarah Close, PwC; Michelle Dowdell Treasury’s Head of Melbourne Office and a Principal Adviser in Retirement Income Policy Division; Professor Lisa Farrell, RMIT; Catherine McGrath (Communication Skills Training); Helen Silver AO, Allianz; Penny Smith, RBA; Linda Ward, Parliamentary Budget Office.  The Retreat was facilitated by Danielle Wood, CEO Grattan Institute.

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WEN Retreat 2018

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted the 2018 Women in Economics Retreat at Peppers Resort in Bowral, NSW on 9-10 July 2018.

The senior mentors participating were Alison Booth, ANU; Jenny Gordon, formerly Productivity Commission; Lynne Cockerell, Reserve Bank of Australia; Lynne Pezzullo, Deloitte Access Economics and Meghan Quinn, Treasury and Wendy Fergie of Alexandra Grant Financial. The Retreat was facilitated by Danielle Wood, Grattan Institute.

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WEN Retreat 2017

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted the 2017 Women in Economics Retreat at Peppers Resort in Bowral, NSW on 17 and 18 July.

Sessions focused on developing the confidence to lead, career management and work/life balance. The retreat provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss issues as a group as well as participate in small group mentoring sessions with senior women from the same sector. Participants were asked to come to the retreat with a career objective or challenge that they could work through with their mentor.

The senior mentors participating were Lisa Cameron, Monash; Alexandra Heath, RBA; Jenny Wilkinson, Treasury; Denise Doiron, UNSW; Nicki Hutley, Urbis and Felicity Emmett, ANZ. The Retreat facilitator is Danielle Wood, Grattan Institute. A workshop on leadership and self-confidence was facilitated by Jennifer Witheriff of GJR Consulting.  More information on the Leadership Team is below.

 

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