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    Life By Design: Creating a career that works for you & your lifestyle

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    Life By Design: Creating a career that works for you & your lifestyle


    Looking for an excuse to meet new industry friends, mingle with fellow Women in Digital and find some fresh inspiration? We've got you covered! 

    Earlier this year, Women in Digital hosted a panel of four incredible c-suiters at Emporium Hotels with over 200 attendees for the SOLD OUT Women in Leadership Event! This time, we are swapping out the silver cutlery for drinks & canapés at The Calile Hotel in Brisbane for a mixer you won't want to miss. 

    Join us July 29th to hear from a national panel of FOUR extremely accomplished women in digital, each with their own unique and scintillating stories on how they landed positions with some of the world's leading names in innovation. You might have heard some of these companies - Uber, Klarna, Raisely, Glossier, Google, Zip Co. and Disney? 

    We want to sit down with them to talk all things LIFE & CAREER DESIGN.

    Throughout their journeys, they have learnt a thing or two about leading a fulfilled life; juggling their passions, balancing multiple versions of themselves (employee, daughter, friend, wife, mother, partner, student, neighbour... you name it!), career progression and everything in between and are keen to share with us the work-life tips and tricks they have picked up along the way!

    During this panel, we will be discussing: 

    • Work/life balance (hint: it's definitely not just for parents)
    • Career design: how our speakers got to where they are today
    • How COVID-19 has affected and shaped their life design
    • Setting expectations and boundaries for your career 
    • Practical tips on how to start designing your life and career  
    • What life looked like when it wasn't in balance and how that manifested
    • How you can assess culture when joining a new company
    • How to choose the right company for you 
    • Top tips if you are feeling out of balance
    • And as usual, questions from the audience!

    We welcome all champions of diversity, manbassadors included!

    Event format: 

    5:30pm Doors open + networking begins + canapés / drinks

    6:20pm Guests to be seated 

    6:30pm Panel commences 

    7:15pm Audience Q&A 

    7:30pm Networking + drinks

    8:30pm Event close 

    Event details:

    • When: Doors open at 5:30pm for networking, 6:30pm panel start, Thursday 29th of July 2021 (AEST)
    • Where: The Calile Hotel @ James St (Brisbane)
    • Cost: $115/pp // Group of 10 for $1100 
    • Inclusions: Canapés, drinks & panel event
    • MC: Dr Jane Thomason

    Speaker profiles: 

    Rachel Klooz - Head of Search Ads 360 AUNZ (Google)

    Rachel Klooz's international marketing resume reads like someone's career bucketlist. Currently heading up Google's Search Ads 360 division in Australia and New Zealand, Rachel has extensive experience in B2B marketing across a range of verticals. She has managed ad campaigns for Fortune 500 brands both in Australia and in the United States. Speaking of dream roles, Rachel like our other panellists has worked with huge names including, Bizo and currently Google. 

    Laura Ritson - State Manager (NTT)

    Next up... we have Laura Ritson! With vast experience across technical, operational and sales roles, Laura has gained a reputation for driving real change and providing lasting businesses benefits. In her day-to-day as the State Manager of NTT, she works with enterprise, government and non-for-profits across most sectors, the latest being health. We are thrilled to welcome Laura to the Life By Design stage.

    Jordan Donati Maitland - Head of Customer Success (Raisely)

    Continuing our epic line up is Jordan Donati Mailtland! With roles ranging from marketing, operations to customer experience, Jordan has led an incredible international career with leading companies including Uber and beauty brand Glossier based in New York (swoon!). Now back with us in Brisbane, she is leading fundraising platform Raisely as Head of Customer Success and we couldn't be more delighted to have her onboard our panel. 

    Carlie Hamilton - Software Engineer (Atlassian)

    Last but certainly not least, we have our final panellist, Carlie Hamilton! Carlie is a Software Engineer at Atlassian and is passionate about all things diversity in technology. Not only is she fierce on the tools, she also dedicates her time to mentor women at She Codes, Muses Code and more. We are so excited to have her on our team!

    MC - Dr Jane Thomason Blockchain Entrepreneur (various)

    Dr Jane Thomason is the epitome of a woman in digital in our eyes. A leading evangelist for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Jane is also a social entrepreneur, visionary leader, social innovator, accomplished author and advocate for digital transformation, focused on emerging economies. She has a successful track record of leadership globally and uses her wealth of experience to advise, mentor, present and inspire both startups and people across the globe. Dr Jane was also a panellist on our 2021 International Women's Day panel.


    Cost & Inclusions

    Admission to a very timely conversation about blending work and life with some of the most accomplished women in digital in Australia.

    Plus, 2 hours of drinks and canapés at the stunning Calile Hotel! 


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

    Host Contact Details

    If you have any questions or wish to know more, please reach out to our Marketing & Admin Manager, Elise -

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