04 April 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne, 3000

Event Details

In 2019, Australian women on average still earn 14.1%, or $240 less a week than males according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

As women become more highly skilled and enter executive, managerial, or entrepreneurial roles, balancing the playing field between both genders in the workforce is more critical than ever.

Empowering women with the confidence and skills to take proactive measures to advance their careers and businesses, is one of the most effective ways to help improve women’s conditions.

At our panel, Empowering Women in the Workforce, our expert panelists will explore:

  • How to communicate your skills and tell your story
  • What you need to know about networking, and how you can do it more effectively
  • CV/cover letter tools
  • What strategy you need to job search
  • Tips for interviews



Carolyn Stebbing

Founder of Little Village Creative

Carolyn is the founder of Little Village Creative based in Melbourne. Starting her career in the filing room of one of Auckland's most prestigious ad agencies aged 19, she has since gone on to work with some of Australasia's most well-known advertisers including CBA, Virgin, Xero, Unilever, Nestlé, Aussie Home Loans and Johnson & Johnson. She established her agency four years ago without an investor or co-founder and continues to run it as sole director, overseeing all new business development, client relationships and creative output. Outside of LVC, she lives for travel, meeting new people, cooking and pub trivia.

Corina Hawkins

Talent Acquisition Partner | EVP Specialist | Diversity advocate at REA Group

Corina is currently working at REA Group, and has over 15 years of recruitment experience across both the UK and Australia. She has recruited across a breadth of professions and most recently has been recruiting in the design, product and media space. She is excited that her role gives her the opportunity to influence teams to recruit diverse talent and challenge their traditional thinking. As a queer female in the workforce Corina is very passionate about creating and nurturing a culture of belonging as she believes everyone deserves to bring their whole selves to work every day. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, writing (still trying to finish the edit on a novel she has written), reading and heading to the beach.

Sharbani Dhar

Program Lead Designer at AusPost

Sharbani Dhar is the Lead Designer for My Post Consumer Program at Australia Post. She is responsible for leading strategic design solutions for the consumer-facing applications for the MyPost platform. She is a strong advocate of, and actively implements collaborative work methodologies to guide UX adoption in a highly agile production environment.
An ex-architect, she transitioned to UX in the earlier stages of her career and now has close to 10 years of experience leading UX and Service design transformations at various organisations. When she is not contemplating trials and tribulations of design, she can be found taking lessons on the philosophy of life and beyond - from her four-year-old toddler.

Jamie Speight

Founder of Advisory Space

Jamie Speight is the Founder of Advisory Space, which purpose is to help people realise their true career potential. As a career mentor with over 15 years of experience, Jamie's recruitment and operational excellence at Telstra and Michael Page International has allowed him to focus on his mentoring, coaching, training, recruitment, and marketing skills.

Dates and fees


04 April 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,

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