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Wednesday 31 August - Thursday 1 September 2022
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Susie O’Neill AM
Dual Olympic champion
Australian swimming hero & breakfast radio host
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Turia Pitt
Engineer, Athlete
Motivational Speaker & Author
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BRIG Suzanne Melotte, CSC
Director General Logistics Systems, Logistics Systems Branch, Joint Logistics Command
Joint Capabilities Group
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Aunty Lorraine Hatton OAM
Proud Quandamooka woman, first Aboriginal woman Warrant Officer in the Australian Army, Second Indigenous Elder of the Army
People Capability Branch, Australian Army
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Corry Roberts
Vice President, Land
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WO2 Cheryl Peebles
TQMS Quartermaster Platoon, 9th Force Support Battalion
Australian Army
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MAJGEN Michelle McGuinness CSC
Deputy Director for Commonwealth Integration
U.S. Department of Defense
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Rebecca Livesey
Leadership Speaker, Podcast Host & Executive Manager Transformation
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Marie Jackson
Assistant Secretary Regional Services
Security and Estate Group
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Anush Avakian
Assistant Secretary, Non Materiel Procurement Branch - Commercial Division
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
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Natasha Heughan
Director, International Business Operations
Lockheed Martin
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SQNLDR Shamsa Lea
RAAF Veteran, NFP Board Director, Co-Founder of #PropelHerAUS, People and Culture Leader of the Year 2021 & Senior Manager, Workforce Transformation
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Amy List
Director, Sustainment Operations
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MAJ Annie North
Logistics Officer, Work-life Researcher (UNSW), Mum and ‘military-wife’
Army Headquarters
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Philippa Williams
Marine Technician Submariner – Submarine Forces Safety Cell
Royal Australian Navy
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Jen Wittwer
Author and defence gender expert
UN Women International Consultant
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CAPT Holly Hafner
Company 2IC, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Kapooka
Australian Army
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Dr Ellen Joan Nelson
Former NZ Army Leader, academic, mum and speaker
Flexible work and leadership expert
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Eleanor Groat
Developer of Leaders and Teams
Your Best Asset
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WGCDR Jaimie Abbott
Award winning public speaker and MC
Jaimie Abbott Communications
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