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International Women's Day

WiRV Professional Development Seminar and Networking Session

Proudly co-sponsored by Newcrest Mining Limited and Wilson Security


Come and join us for a day of professional development and networking at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre for International Women's Day.  


 Check out the photos from last year's event!

What: An excellent professional development and networking event.  Hear from amazing industry speakers and meet other like-minded women and men in the resources industry.  Includes a light lunch and dinner with tea and coffee throughout the day and alcoholic beverages for the evening networking session.

When: 12pm - 5.00pm (Professional Development) 5.00pm - 6.30pm (Networking Dinner) , Friday 11 March 2015

Where: Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Cost: $44 per person incl. GST - including networking session
          $22 students incl. GST - including networking session (only five available)
          $16.50 for dinner/drinks only incl. GST (does not include development seminar)

WiRV believes in equal opportunities and if you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact WiRV at to discuss our potential sponsorship of your attendance.

WiRV encourages both men and women to attend WiRV events - so please invite your male colleagues!

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Our Speakers!



Carolyn Stenhouse - Carolyn Stenhouse Impact Consultancy

Join Carolyn Stenhouse 'The Sparky Scot.' Internationally renowned transformational coach and motivational speaker, Carolyn will entertain and challenge us to truly know ourselves, while honing our ability to read others, for personal and business success.

A 'Cany Scot' Carolyn is a plain talker. She combines all the qualities of academic rigor with years of experience at the top of industry, bringing that rare ability to make people laugh while getting serious. Carolyn is a major thought leader and sparky disruptive thinker.

Able to light up a room, Carolyn impresses with the ability to say the hard to hear in ways that people want to hear. She makes great connections with people, who are drawn to her warmth, sharp mind and positivity. People leave inspired and changed.

A leading expert in behavioural science, Carolyn's studies in psychology, coaching and neuroplasty support her work as a highly acclaimed executive coach and motivational speaker.

Used extensively be Government and industry on conflict resolution and sensitive commissions, Carolyn is the one you want to take you or your people from good to great.

Topic: How to Get from Good to Great

Exceptional success demands exceptional people. Most of us use only a fraction of our real capacity, in fact research increasingly shows that you're only in control of what you do about 5% of the time!

For most people, that's enough. Exceptional people do more, they want more and they way they get that is to know themselves. This is not an easy discipline to master.

Learn how, by enjoying a rare opportunity to hear from international coach and motivational speaker, Carolyn Stenhouse, helping those of us that want to get to great. 


Amanda Blesing - The Ambition Revolution

Amanda Blesing is one of Australia's newest thinkers and speakers on ambition - how to spark it, tackle it, tame it and then channel it into producing a healthier, more inspired and highly productive "you." As the creator of The Ambition Revolution program, Amanda is an engaging speaker who gets right to the heart of the issue with statistics, stories and insights as to what the problem is and what you can do about it.

For the past 20 years, Amanda has walked her own talk as she worked her own way through the ranks of the association world with her last role as Chief Executive Officer of SOCAP (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals) Australia - and all this in addition to working part time as a yoga teacher, inspiring 1000s to achieve a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

Topic: Knowing Your Worth and Other Negotiation Tactics

As a professional, it is vital to go beyond building capabilities and technical knowledge to truly value yourself and your contribution. Most senior level executives are very good at using the language of value, display high levels of confidence and truly know their worth. In this fun and insightful session, Amanda will examine:

  • What science tells us about confidence and success
  • The main differences between male and female brain biology including how we negotiate differently
  • Socialisation and biases that sometimes get in the way
  • What we can do about it

Louise Correcha - Red English

Not many kids would be excited to receive a thesaurus for their ninth birthday. But Louise was not like many other kids. After all, although still pretty proud of the scholarships she was awarded to study in the Czech Republic at 16 years old and at Moscow State University during her undergraduate degree, as well as her decision to live and work in Colombia to perfect her Spanish, Louise still regards her title as Grade 3 spelling champion as one of her greatest linguistic achievements to date.

Nowadays, as director, coach and writer at Red English, and proofreader and editor at AMC Consultants, Louise is dedicated to empowering her clients to reach their goals through communicating with clarity, confidence and purpose. Her specialties include sentence structure, grammar, the psychology of learning a foreign language and effective technical and business writing.

With a unique combination of business knowledge, attention to detail, and real-world experience, Louise is known for her positive and professional attitude as well as her depth of knowledge. After all, when it comes to languages, she does not just walk the walk, she talks the talk - literally.

A natural linguist, translator, writer and teacher, Louise thrives on being immersed in a group of people speaking a foreign language and using her skills to analyse and teach herself that language.

Driven by enthusiasm and a passion for the nuances and beauty of language, Louise is described by colleagues, clients and students as intelligent, professional, and fun to work with. With an easy-going, gregarious personality, Louise is a natural at communicating complex concepts in a clear, easy-to-understand manner - and helping others do the same.

Topic: Empowerment Through Effective Writing

We all know that the ability to write well is a powerful tool, but many of us struggle with it. We wonder how it is that some people can seemingly write so effortlessly but when we try and write something, we just cannot seem to translate what is in our heads into words on paper (or the screen).

The truth is that while there are those who can just naturally write well, this is not the whole story. Great writers have empowered themselves with the knowledge of just what it is that constitutes great writing. As they write, they consciously aim to avoid ambiguity, vagueness and other potential barriers to effective communication with their audience. Also, if there is something they are not sure of (such as whether to use who or whom), they stop and look for the answer, thereby constantly increasing their knowledge and confidence in writing.

The truth is, great writers are just like experts in any field who make what they do look effortless. It doesn't just happen. More often than not, they've put in the hard yards behind the scenes to make it happen.

We can all make a conscious decision to empower ourselves with the knowledge to write more effectively and confidently, starting today.


Katie-Jeyn Romeyn - Coach on Collins

A leader in closing the pay equity gap and founder of Coach on Collins, Katie-Jeyn is usually sought out by CEOs and C-suite executives seeking organisational impact and high performance leadership and cultural change that is aligned with strategic company wide initiatives.

Before launching Coach on Collins, Katie-Jeyn was Executive General Manager People & Business Services with St Barbara Limited (an Australian based ASX listed gold producer and explorer) and has had a successful 15-year career in the resources industry with WMC Resources, Rio Tinto, BHP Billion and St Barbara.

She started as a mine site administrator and quickly progressed to executive leadership ranks and has dealt with leadership and C-level challenges first hand and is therefore able to effectively coach other CEOs, C-suite executives and senior leaders seeking accelerated development in their performance and organisational impact.

She also provides career coaching and mentoring for women who are aspiring to become C-suite executives.

Her work has been recognised in numerous professional and industry awards.

Topic: Disrupting the Pay Equity Gap

Drawing on her personal and professional journey, Katie-Jeyn has identified the key factors to creating successful change in your career. In this engaging presentation, you will hear relevant, real-life examples. Specifically you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the pay equity gap and why it is important to close it, and
  • Learn tips and techniques for how you can disrupt the gap