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International Women's Day Webinar 2024

Icon of a calendar 12 Mar, 2024 | Small clock icon 1.00pm AEDT

Join us Tuesday 12 March to celebrate International Women's Day 2024.

Along with the Water Services Association of Australia, we are hosting a webinar for International Women's Day. 

We will hear from a panel of women in the water industry, reflecting on their experience and discussing opportunities for inspiring inclusion at both an individual and organisational level. 

Join us this International Women Day’s special webinar under the theme "Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress" inspired by the United Nations on the Status of Women. Our panel will delve into the crucial topic of enhancing inclusion for women in the water industry and share their own experiences on how to invest in women and accelerate progress towards equality.

Let's come together to ensure women and girls have the tools to thrive, lead, and make an impact in the water sector. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the change!

Meet our speakers 

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Chelsea Hayward, Water Engineer, Jacobs 
Chelsea is a Senior Process Engineer in Jacobs water team with over seven years experience addressing current and emerging water challenges. She has varied experience, encompassing planning, design and project management on water and wastewater projects, many of which have helped plan for a resilient water future in the face of climate change. Chelsea strives to use her technical capabilities for good.  She is driven to give back to her community, inspiring the next generation of diverse STEM professionals and bettering the lives of all through access to clean water and sanitation. Chelsea was AWA's 2023 Young Water Professional of the Year.
In 2023, she was awarded the Australian Young Water Professional of the Year Award.

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Tammy Falconer, Engineering & Asset Management Partner KPMG
Tammy Falconer is KPMG’s Water Sector Leader with over 15 years’ experience working within urban, regional and remote utilities and across a wide variety of areas including asset management, data management, information technology, metering, contract management and revenue assurance. Tammy’s passion is leveraging data to drive better asset management decisions for organisations and the communities and customers they serve. Within KPMG, Tammy advocates for the value of gender diversity. In 2023 her team, Engineering, Assets and Project Delivery, was recognised by the Asset Management Council with their Excellence in Diversity Award for uplifting the representation of women from 13 to 32 per cent over a 5 year period.

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Emma Olivier, Director Wannon Water and Founder Twenty Percent Disability Inclusion Advisory
With over 30 years consulting experience and having been born without a left hand, Emma understands from her own lived experience the challenges and opportunities of having a disability in corporate Australia.
She has worked in a number of utilities across the gas, electricity and water sector in a variety of roles for over 25 years both here and overseas. She holds a number of non executive roles including at Wannon Water.
Emma is active in the community at the local and state levels. She is Victoria's first one-armed surf lifesaver and volunteers with Starfish Nippers, the life-saving skills program for children with a disability.

Rachael Miller - Water Quality

Rachael Miller, Head of Water Quality Operations Group, Water Corporation
Rachael Miller has 28 years of experience in the Australian Water Industry across regulation, research, consultancy and utility. She has been the Head of Business, Water Quality at the Water Corporation since 2015, with Water Corporation being in a unique position of having the largest operating area in the world servicing 250 drinking water localities and 110 wastewater schemes. 

Her current challenge is the transition of 141 Aboriginal Community water schemes to Water Corporation, to improve water services. 
Rachael is passionate about water quality and science, building business-critical capability through a focus on critical technical knowledge and expertise and connecting people to collaboratively solve problems and drive improvements. 

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Facilitated by:
Eve Rodrigues, Manager Customer and Community WSAA
Eve has worked in the water industry for more than 25 years in treatment, asset management, research, trade waste, regulation, customer and urban water policy in Australia and overseas for the Asian Development Bank.
Now at the Water Services Association of Australia, Eve is focused on supporting water utilities to build a water sector that is inclusive for its customers, community and employees. The best part of her job is working with passionate and interesting people that she is constantly learning from.


Event Details

Date Tuesday 12th March 2024
Time 1:00pm AEDT
Webinar Link Register below - webinar link will be sent via email the day prior 


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