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2022 International Women's Day Breakfast

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It's that time of the year again...

One of our favourite days of the year... 

It's Women in Digital's International Women's Day Breakfast!

That's right, it's time to step away from the computer screen and webinar link - we want to see you in person for some real-life human-to-human networking.

Join us at the gorgeous Calile Hotel in Brisbane to hear from one very accomplished Non-Executive Director and Innovation Leader, the Founder of Australia's top babysitting app, an AI/ML leader and role model for women and LGBTIQA+ in tech, and finally the CEO of a thriving EdTech startup making waves across the world. We are very excited to see these four incredible leaders in digital (plus one very passionate MC) hit the stage and share all their wisdom with us.

What a lineup!

We'll discuss how these women are forging incredible careers in digital and technology, what drives them to be leaders in their fields, what their personal and professional blend looks like, and what this years' International Womens' Day theme #BreakTheBias means to them. 

Be sure to book your tickets ASAP - these seats get snapped up fast...

Event format: 

7:00am Doors open & networking begins 

7:30am Event kick-off & breakfast is served

8:30am Event formalities finish, networking continues

9:00am Event close 

Event details:

Location: The Calile Hotel, 48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022 7:00am - 9:00am AEST

Pricing: General Admission $110 + GST | Table of 10 $990 + GST

Event Type: Women in Digital Networking Breakfast 

Inclusions: Sit down breakfast, mimosa on arrival, coffee/tea & panel discussion 

We welcome all champions of diversity, manbassadors included! 

    Speaker profiles: 

    Sarah Pearson - Professor, Board Director, Investor, Advisor & Innovation Leader
    Meet Sarah Pearson. Sarah is a professional Non-Executive Director, Investor and Advisor with extensive global executive leadership experience spanning FTSE 100 multinationals, international C-suite roles in the public and private sector, leading brands such as Cadbury, Venture Capital and various startups. With a passion for deep tech, her career has focused on innovation, science and strategy, based on operational and strategic experience driving change in multinationals, small companies, and creating lasting impact on economies.

    Rebecca Dredge - CEO & Founder, Kiddo App
    Rebecca Dredge is the supercharged startup founder of Kiddo - an on-demand babysitting booking app that connects parents to trusted, verified, local carers instantly. A busy mother herself, Rebecca is a passionate advocate for empowering women and has always been at the forefront of organising others' lives. With such an impressive innovation and incredible growth, it is no surprise Rebecca was a finalist for Founder of the Year at the 2021 Women in Digital Awards.

    Brooke Jamieson - Head of Enablement - AI/ML & Data,
    Brooke Jamieson is the Head of Enablement - AI/ML and Data at, an Australian based consulting firm specialising in automation, AI, data and digital. A wonderful advocate for diversity and lifelong professional development, Brooke regularly speaks at Data, AI, Software Engineering, UX and Business conferences and events, guest lectures at universities, and is always on the lookout for new ways to promote STEM pathways to young people, especially young women and members of the LGBTIQA+ community from regional Australia. Brooke is also a member of the Women in Digital Advisory Board.

    Liz McMillan - CEO, Teach Starter
    Liz McMillan is the CEO of Teach Starter - a thriving EdTech growth startup on a mission to spark more "aha" moments for every teacher and student. With Liz's help, Teach Starter has saved over 40 million hours in teacher's lives, created 140k+ pages of resources and grown her team to 50+. Her strategic acumen and anti-status quo approach has consistently led to amazing value creation for anything she touches. Other companies on her leadership resume include, Go1 and

    (MC) Anne Marron - Head of Enterprise - QLD, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Last but not least, we have our incredible MC for this event, Anne Marron. Anne is a high-performance account executive with deep sales and leadership experience. A passionate advocate for Women in Digital and diversity in digital, Anne is also a member of the Women in Digital Advisory Board and we are excited to have her lead this amazing panel.

    At Women in Digital, we are very lucky to have incredible partners like Amazon Web Services championing diversity in digital. It is no secret that AWS is a major player in the digital space but what many people don’t know is the work they are doing to increase diversity in their workforce.You can learn more about their inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives here.


    Making this event safe for you is our #1 priority. In line with QLD Government regulations, in order to attend the event, you must show proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise produce a medical exemption.

    You will also be required to wear a mask inside unless eating or drinking - subject to change. Refer to Queensland Health for COVID regulation updates.

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