Women in Manufacturing Summit 2023

The Women in Manufacturing Summit 2023 is your chance to hear from inspirational & industry-leading women working at the forefront of the industry.

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Gain firsthand insights into game-changing new innovations & what they mean for your organisation and your career. Develop strategies to grow your leadership skills so you can cultivate and mentor resilient future leaders in your organisation. Find solutions to some of the key challenges facing women in the industry, including discrimination, harassment, safety, and mental health & wellbeing.

This unique, one-of-a-kind program is tailormade for women in manufacturing who want to bolster their knowledge, hone their skills, advance their careers, and guide their organisation into the future.

Speakers include:

  • Rebecca Ransford, Head of Global Operations & Supply Chain, SunRice
  • Jens Goennemann, Managing Director, Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre
  • Mohana Ghate, People & Culture Business Partner, Diageo
  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Founding Director, UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology
  • Belinda Layson, Beverage Operations Manager ANZ, PepsiCo
  • Kerryn Caulfield, Executive Director, Composites Australia
  • Julie Jones, General Counsel and Joint Company Secretary, Gold Road Resources
  • Fiona MacLeod, General Manager Strategic Retail, Visy Retail Services
  • Jacqui Walters, National Rail Manufacturing Advocate, Department of Industry, Science and Resources
  • Kariza Martin, Manufacturing and Process Engineer, Boeing
  • Vanessa Skipworth, General Manager, Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing & Energy Council
  • Stephanie El Akkaoui, Manufacturing & Processing Leader, Bega Cheese
  • Kristi Riordan, Co-Founder, Harvest B
  • Jens Goennemann, Managing Director, Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre
  • Dr Yanling Lu, Head of CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls), GlyTherix
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