VICTORIA - Women in Credit Luncheon
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AICM are committed to recognising and progressing women in the credit industry and strive to provide more opportunities to enhance careers. The Women In Credit initiative was established by the AICM in 2015 to provide informative and career development opportunities to women at all levels and ages.
POSITON: Executive Director COMPANY: Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AWCCI)
Yolanda was part of the delegation to represent Australia at the first APEC Women's Economic Summit, chaired by former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton: in September 2011 a historical Declaration was signed by all APEC economies.
In 2012 Yolanda, the only Australian to present at APEC in Russia, internationally launched the AWCCI national research report on female entrepreneurs. She also represented Australia as a ‘Young Leader’ at the 2009 International Women’s Forum World Conference.
Yolanda has owned several small businesses and sits on the Federal Ministerial Advisory Council; she was also appointed to the Federal Government Small Business Advisory Committee in 2012 and was appointed to the Consumer and Small Business Committee of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in 2014.
Yolanda works diligently to promote the importance and value-add of women-owned firms to the economy and supports the development and growth of women through research, education and advocacy.
AWCCI is a not-for-profit apolitical member based organisation that influences policy and programs to make women more independent and their business profitable.
“Women are the source for growth that power our economy,” says Vega. “Women are the biggest consumers in the world – they make 85% of consumer decisions and inject more than $160 billion dollars into the Australian economy annually.
“If women stop spending, the economy will come to a halt. It therefore makes economic sense to ensure female entrepreneurs are able to innovate, participate and create jobs. It is vital that we remove the barriers women face and enable them to access contracts, capital and childcare,” says Vega.
Yolanda’s work has been incorporated in several books including; A Passionate Life, by Ita Buttrose; 7 Myths About Women and Work, byCatherine Fox; and A Wealth of Experience, byPaula Wang, to name a few.
Yolanda is currently researching International Sex Discrimination policies for her PhD.
For further information, interviews or to book Yolanda for an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPANY: Victorian Women's Football League
Growing up on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Aasta O’Connor began kicking a footy because the boys next door did. “We became pretty obsessed and would be out there for hours. After a while these friendly kicks became very, very competitive bouts!” So their parents started up the “mighty” NorthShore Jets. “I was lucky enough to play all my junior footy with the Jets. At the time I was the only female in the comp; these days the Jets alone have 3 youth girl sides.”
The athletic ruck, who enjoys the tactical side of the game, is one of the most recognisable & talented women playing & promoting football, now living in Victoria and working at AFL headquarters, Aasta plays with the Darebin Falcons (Vic) & the Western Bulldogs (AFL). Surprisingly, she says she’s uncoordinated at other sports. “Basketball, cricket, soccer - I’m just no good at them! My Falcons teammates regularly remind me of this”
Aasta believes the game of AFL can be a vehicle for change in today’s society. “The women’s game highlights the dynamism & physicality of sport and helps breakdown gender stereotypes for both male and females. I think it’s important that we continue to embrace the wider Australian public, and show people that we are simply females who play football, just like our male counterparts. My message to those who haven’t seen female footy before is this: it’s not about gender, it’s not about men vs women. It’s simply about playing a good, hard, tough brand of footy. I think all footy lovers can relate to this. In saying that, I really believe as elite female footballers we have a duty to the young girls out there to be those important role models and show them that gender is no barrier”
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- 04 May 2017
- 8 Whiteman St, SouthbankVIC
- The Crown Melbourne
- Yolanda Vega & Aasta O'Connor
- 12pm - 3pm
$105 (inc GST)
$138 (inc. GST)
- CCE Points