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New ‘HER’izons Women in Leadership

23 Oct 2019 at 6:00 pm ACST

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NT Chapter in conjunction with the National Women in Construction Association (NAWIC) is hosting a Women in Leadership cocktail function.

Keynote speakers

Elizabeth Watson-Brown LFRAIA

Elizabeth directed Elizabeth Watson Brown Architects, a practice highly regarded for exemplary place responsive and socially responsible design, for 21 years until joining Architectus and is now a Design Strategy Leader of Architectus Australia.

Elizabeth is an active participant in architectural and urban design discourse. Elizabeth is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Queensland, a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, has been Queensland State Awards Director and National Awards Juror, and has held many other design advisory and jury roles.

The work of Elizabeth Watson Brown has been published widely, has received many significant architecture awards, and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Elizabeth has a deep understanding of the role of architecture and urban design in the relationship between human amenity, landscape and climate in our subtropical and tropical urban realms.

Professor Ruth Wallace

Professor Ruth Wallace is the Dean of College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, and Director of the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. Her research interests relate to the links between identity, marginalised learners and the development of effective learning and workforce development pathways. This work is situated in regional and remote areas of Northern Australia and Indonesia, with a specific focus in research approaches to improve service delivery and adaptation, undertaken with Aboriginal people in remote and regional areas.

Ruth currently leads the Regional, Economic & Workforce Development research team which focuses on collaborative approaches to workforce development and engagement with community, governments and industry that are sustainable and scalable. Ruth is the social science technical advisor for the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, with a focus on building resilience through community engagement and collaborative knowledge and management systems for biosecurity surveillance.

Alison Price

Prior to being elected to the NAWIC Board last year, Alison held the position of NAWIC Queensland Chapter President for three years. During her time as President of the Queensland Chapter, Alison helped set up the ‘Women on Tools’ Committee and finalised the establishment of the Northern Territory as a standalone chapter of NAWIC.

Alongside her work with NAWIC, Alison also sits on the Board of the Waste Recycling Industry Queensland (WRIQ) and is the founder and Managing Director of her own mobile recycling, soil amelioration and remediation business, SoilCyclers. Alison promotes flexible work practices for all her team, both onsite and in the office, and actively offers opportunities for entry-level applicants from any background to build careers in the construction industry.

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Theme: beach casual (no thongs or skimpy swimwear).

There will be a door prize for the best dressed.

Event partner

This event is proudly supported by Lysaght.

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23 Oct 2019
6:00 pm ACST
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