Women’s Leadership Lunch with Carol Schwartz, Amy Mullins, and Cathy Truong

The Harvard Club of Victoria is delighted to invite you to its Women’s Leadership Lunch on Thursday, February 19th.

Join other Harvard alums for a Q & A with Carol Schwartz AM – founding Chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) and member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Amy Mullins – Leader of the Women for Media Initiative at the WLIA; and Cathy Truong – Director of WLIA, over sandwiches in the Trawalla Group Boardroom.

When: Thursday, 19 February 2015
Time: 12.30pm sharp to 2.00pm
Where: The Trawalla Group Boardroom, Level 4, 167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Bookings: Members and their guests $30 (please note that you must be logged into the website to purchase this ticket which can be done via the sign in button on the top right hand side of the website), Non-Members $45. Click here to buy tickets!!!
Enquiries: Mandy at mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au or 0414 582 860

Carol Schwartz AM, Founding Chair WLIA
Carol Schwartz is one of Australia's most dynamic business leaders with a career now spanning over two decades. Having been nominated an "eminent business leader" by the Australian government, Carol has conducted significant inquiries on behalf of government and chaired major government boards, as well as chairing and participating in high level private company and listed company boards.

Carol's current roles include, Chair, Creative Partnerships Australia; Chair, Our Community; Chair, Women’s Leadership Institute Australia; director, Stockland; and director, Bank of Melbourne, amongst many others.

Amy Mullins, Director WLIA
Amy Mullins joined WLIA as Director of Communications and Strategy in August 2013. She leads and manages WLIA's programs, including the Women for Media initiative.

Prior to her role at Women's Leadership Institute Australia, Amy was a Senior Community Manager at one of Australia’s top advertising agencies Clemenger BBDO, working on social media executions and campaigns for clients such as NAB, Origin Energy and Carlton & United Breweries. Previously, Amy was a social media and communications consultant for various government campaigns.

Alongside her professional career, Amy has become a well-known and respected political commentator, writing for ABC’s The Drum and The Guardian Australia, providing comment to Crikey and appearing on SBS World News Australia (TV) and ABC Radio National. Her blog was selected and archived by the National Library of Australia.

Since 2010, Amy has become a leader in debates around issues of gender, public policy and progressive politics online and on Twitter. In 2012, Amy contributed to a chapter on Australian female political bloggers and gender relations in social media in 'The Rise of the Fifth Estate: Social Media And Blogging In Australian Politics', by Greg Jericho, Scribe Publications. Amy is committed to addressing the imbalance of women in leadership positions.

Cathy Truong, Non Executive Director WLIA
Cathy Truong is the Executive Officer of Trawalla Foundation. She has worked in the third sector for the past ten years, with a focus on effective philanthropic practices and capacity building for non-profit organisations. 

Most recently, Cathy worked with the Social Impact and Leadership & Learning teams at Social Ventures Australia. She was responsible for the project management of numerous projects for SVA, ranging from the social enterprise reporting framework through to the introduction of the new online financial training tool designed to support non-profit CEOs and executives.

Cathy's experience in the non-profit sector also includes roles as the Capacity Builder Manager for the Foundation for Young Australians and as an Executive Director of Our Community. Prior to this, she held senior positions in the corporate sector including Co-Founder & Product Director for Wishlist.com.au and as Senior Consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting (Telecommunications & Information) in the Melbourne, New York and Hong Kong offices.

Cathy has always remained active on numerous non-profit boards, with her current roles including Director and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Governance Committee, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust and Investment Committee member for the Social Ventures Australia, Social Impact Fund.