PLATINUM+ GROUP MENTORING
Introducing our mentors for the 2021 Platinum+ leadership program.
In these group mentoring sessions you will have the opportunity to connect with expert mentors and an advisory board of like-minded women to solve a professional challenge.
The next round of Platinum+ mentoring will be in October, 2021. Platinum+ members will be invited to register when places become available.
- Stop, collaborate and listen. We encourage all mentees to contribute to the discussion and learn from other Platinum+ members who take part in the session.
- We know your time is valuable. These sessions have been designed to be an impactful and speedy 90 minute commitment.
- Once you register, mark your diary and ensure you can attend the session. Last minute cancellations are extremely disruptive.
- After the session you will be invited to connect with other Platinum+ members who attended your session.
- Sessions are held on Microsoft Teams.
MEET THE MENTORS
Rosie became an outspoken crusader against family violence following the murder of her son, Luke, in February 2014. Through her personal tragedy she stepped into a leadership role to advocate for all victims impacted by family violence and to challenge the victim-blaming narrative. She was named Australian of the Year in January 2015. She is a Board Director for the Royal Women’s Hospital, Patron of the Australian Childhood Foundation and Doncare Community Services, and Co-Chair of the White Ribbon Advisory Council.
Kylie headed up the Cabinet Secretariat in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2010-2012, and then worked on Defence policy in PM&C, culminating as the head of the National Security Division. Kylie was formerly the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defence and is currently Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER).
Prue’s reporting and commentary has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy and the BBC. Prue also co-founded New Narratives, a non-profit supporting independent journalism and media innovation in Africa. Prue was a founding executive of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism.
Sharn Coombes is a criminal barrister, former Crown Prosecutor of Victoria, and two-time runner-up of the television program ‘Australian Survivor’. Sharn was one of the youngest barristers to be admitted in QLD at the age of 22, and then in Victoria at 23. Sharn has practiced criminal law for the past 21 years, including an appointment to the office of Crown Prosecutor for the State of Victoria in 2015.
Kellie is the former Editor-in-chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia. Today she consults to FinTech, digital start-ups and fashion brands locally and internationally. She is a Melbourne Fashion Festival Board Director and a Trustee of the Museum for Applied Arts and Sciences and St George Foundation.
Rachel is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Nine Entertainment Co. She has worked with the Nine group for close to 15 years, having been a key external legal adviser as a partner at Gilbert + Tobin before joining Nine in January 2015. Over her 30 year legal career, Rachel has worked in the courts as a researcher, for government bodies, in private practice and in-house, so has experienced a wide range of industries and workplaces. In addition to her legal career, Rachel has been a director of a number of not for profit organisations, including Giant Steps Australia and the City Recital Hall in Sydney.
Helen is the Founder and Managing Director of Future Women. She has thirty years working across every media platform. She was deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Night Editor of The Australianand editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly. She holds a number of board roles for not-for-profits.
Ms Jodie McEwan is an Executive Level officer in the Australian Federal Police with a career focused on project and stakeholder management. In addition to her managerial positions, Jodie has broad experience undertaking roles in administration, training and international relations both in Australia and overseas. Jodie is currently the Coordinator of the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and is also a Director on the Board of the Eastlake Football Club in Canberra.
Over almost 30 years in the Australian Public Service, Leonie has managed small and large teams in both program and policy areas. Leonie was a First Assistant Secretary in Department of Finance from 2015-2018 working in both Budget and Ministerial and Parliamentary Services areas of the Department. During this time she also held an appointment as the interim CEO charged with establishing the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority. She is currently Head of Cabinet Division in Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Niti is a senior in-house lawyer working in Melbourne. But more than being a lawyer, Niti is also a woman, a mother and a human being. As she has grown into her career and life has thrown challenges at her, including the juggle of motherhood, Niti has become an advocate for authenticity and vulnerability, mental health issues and DEI at her workplace, on LinkedIn and more broadly.
Alicia is a former Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year for Victoria and AIM 30 under 30 emerging leader. After successfully building her company, Alicia became a leading authority and popular speaker on inclusive strategies toward equality, including Generational Dynamics in organisations. She has appeared in The Age and on ABC Radio. She is currently Head of Mentoring at Future Women.
Monica is the Head of WeWork Labs for Australia, Southeast Asia, and South Korea, supporting startups and small business members to scale and prosper through accessing WeWork’s business acceleration services. With over 10 years of experience in both the private and public sector, as well as being a startup founder herself, she is uniquely positioned to articulate the interdependency of startups and the broader business community and to create innovative opportunities that are mutually beneficial. Monica is also a member of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Women’s Advisory Roundtable.
Georgina has spent the last 13 years working in a variety of risk and compliance, people leader, and management roles. In her latest role at Telstra as the Chief Compliance Officer she was responsible for building an enterprise-wide compliance community, and driving cultural and process changes to uplift performance across the organisation. She is currently completing an MBA.
Lizzie is one of the most senior female media executives in Australia. She has more than twenty years across content, marketing and commercial partnerships. She is currently Managing Director – Group Marketing and Local Markets at Nine. She is also a member of the Future Women board and is regularly named one of the most powerful women in media.