With just three sleeps until our first Collectivity Talks at MPavilion, we’re excited to introduce the speakers on our Leadership & Women panel:

Dale Fisher

Building iconic health services is Dale’s career ambition. Prior to joining the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as CEO, she led The Royal Women’s Hospital during its redevelopment; come December, she’ll head up Silver Chain Group. Dale became a Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University in 2016, and is an advocate for women’s health rights; she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Role in 2011, and named one the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2013. Dale sits on the boards of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the Committee for Melbourne and St Michael’s Grammar School.

Prue Gilbert

Prue is a lawyer, human rights advocate and mother empowering working parents across Australia. She co-founded Grace Papers to challenge traditional stereotypes and empower working parents and their employers – winning an Australian Human Rights Business Award for this work in 2014. Prue is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, volunteers for the legal steering committee of NOW Australia, and has been an influencer in driving gender equality through her role as an Advisory Board Member for the AFL Players Association for the Women’s League.

Div Pillay

Div is a champion of diversity and inclusion. CEO and co-founder of MindTribes and Culturally Diverse Workforces, she works with executives, employees and customers to ensure brands extract the business benefits of diversity; effecting change with corporates such as Amex, ANZ, Lion, NAB and Telstra. MindTribes donates 10 percent of its revenue to Plan International, and Div sits on the board of the hospitality social enterprise, STREAT. She was one of this year’s Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence.

Lidia Thorpe

A Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, Lidia is the Greens Member for the Legislative Assembly for Northcote. A lifelong public education advocate, she received the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership Award in 2008, and was thereafter appointed to the Bairnsdale Regional Health Board and Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust. Lidia is the Chairperson of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee, founding member of the First Nations Sports Foundation, and an inaugural member of the First Nations Renewable Energy Alliance. Lidia currently serves as honorary CEO of the Victorian Traditional Owner Land Justice Group.

Don’t miss these expert and erudite women discuss issues around leadership. We look forward to welcoming you to MPavilion (Queen Victoria Gardens opposite Arts Centre Melbourne) this Thursday at 6.15pm, free.