Women in Business Speakers

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When selecting a keynote speaker for a corporate event there are a lot of factors to consider. The keynote speaker is selected to make a big impression on the audience and set the tone for the entire event. So, what factors should be considered when it comes to selecting the perfect keynote speaker? And why is diversity one of the most important elements to consider?

Jacinta Tynan

Jacinta Tynan is a renowned TV journalist and news presenter, columnist, five times published author and speaker. Jacinta is regarded as a commentator for her generation with her popular and candid columns and regular TV, radio and podcast appearances. She has been a regular columnist with Sunday Life Magazine and Body+Soul and contributes to various publications on motherhood, life and the meaning of life.

Kathy Kelly

In September 2013 my husband Ralph and I, co-founded ‘The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation’ (TKYF) a charity that was formed following the murder of our 18-year- old son, on his first night out in Kings Cross on a Saturday in July 2012. Making that awful decision to switch off Thomas’ life support, to donating his organs – the media called us the ‘epitome of courage upon courage’.

Dazed and raw from losing our first child, we were then confronted by a lack of justice in our courtrooms. We were told, “never to expect justice” along with 25 other families in the room that night who also had experienced

murder. From the Supreme Court to the Court of Criminal Appeal to finally the High Court – we knew that amendments had to be made for victims. Advocating to three Attorney General’s over 3 years, amendments and
new laws were introduced.

Kirryn Zerna

How do you unlock that spark of connection that fuels the world's best leaders, teams, and brands? Kirryn Zerna is an award-winning keynote speaker, a LinkedIn Top Voice in Communications, Non-Executive Director, and author. Drawing on 20 years as an experienced communication professional, with postgraduate degrees from Australia's leading universities, Kirryn has made a name for herself advising organisations and leaders from a diverse range of industries on the latest branding, communication, and connection trends.

Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams has become a certified favourite amongst audiences of CEOs looking for innovative ways to lead their organisations in current times. In her successful career as a speaker and consultant, the MD of Firehouse (incorporating her creation 'Disruptive HR') has started to knock down the HR profession's old, crumbly walls and replace them with new, pragmatic models well-backed by evidence.

Melanie Tran

Melanie Tran, distinguished as the Recalibrate Gender Equity Award 2022 winner and one of the Top 100 Women of Influence 2019 by the Australian Financial Review, merges technology, design, health, and social change in her role as Design Manager at Nous Group. Her international accolades include the Laureate International Universities Global Here for Good Award 2018, for leveraging education for social impact. Currently pursuing a PhD at Torrens University Australia and serving on the International Youth Foundation board, Melanie excels in user experience design and technology-driven solutions. A global voice in social entrepreneurship and innovation, she's a celebrated speaker at prestigious events, including TEDx and Google's Asia Pacific UX Design Summit.

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