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    Women in Leadership & Innovation Lunch and Symposium

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    Women in Leadership & Innovation Lunch & Symposium!

    With thanks to our partners Launch Y(E)P | RDA Tropical  | Australian Government: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

    As a beautiful end to the Tropical Innovation Festival, Cairns will be welcoming inspiring women in leadership and innovation to share with us over two back-to-back events. 

    Over lunch, guests will be introduced to women in leadership and innovation over the generations. Local Singer and song writer, Grace Jones will support female leaders from diverse industries to share their wisdom around leadership from their generational view in a collaborative keynote followed by a Fireside chat with the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, former Australian Governor General.

    Following a networking break, Cathie Reid, founder of EPIC pharmacy and ICON cancer and medical group, future astronaut, investor, director and philanthropist will share her story of success through leadership. A facilitated session to help audience members break barriers in their own careers and industries  will be followed by an innovators and investors panel, and the day will be rounded out by hearing from new innovative businesses with lightening pitches. 

    This event is suited to men and women of all ages, within a variety of sectors. If you're looking for inspiration, motivation, practical tools on applying innovation to your organisation, this event is for you. 

    This event is sold as Lunch + Symposium from 1st June - June 10th, with remaining tickets sold as lunch only if availability allows.   


    Lunch Session

    For full speaker biographies, please refer to the Tropical Innovation Festival website. https://www.tropicalinnovation...

    Collaborative keynote 

    Grace Jones | Singer and Musician recently voted by The Cairns Post as FNQ's most loved musician

    Tionne Young | Co-founder @ Australian School of Entrepreneurship 

    Jessy Wu | Partner @ Afterwork Ventures 

    Kavindi De Silva | Space Educator @ Inovor Technologies 

    Julia Spicer | 5th Queensland Chief Entrepreneur 

    Fiona Jose | CEO @ Cape York Partnerships 

    Michelle Pascoe | Founder & CEO - OOPS

    Wendy Morris | ASX Non-executive Director - tourism and Great Barrier Reef leader, advocate and entrepreneur

    Keynote Fireside Chat 

    Hon Dame Quentin Bryce | Former Governor General of Australia.



    "What if… There was no limit for Women in Innovation and Leadership?"

    Cathie Reid | Founder EPIC and ICON

    Facilitated, interactive session 

    Taking up Space and making space for women's place in leadership 

    Jessy Wu | Afterwork 

    Dianah Ward | Muse 

    Lucy Wark | Fuzzy & Normal 


    Female Founders and Investors: Building the future with female leaders in innovation

    Cheryl Mack | Aussie Angels 

    Niamh Mooney | Software 

    Yas Grigaliunas | Circonomy 

    Jodie Imam | Tractor Ventures 

    * note this is a separate event and not included in the SILVER and GOLD Tropical Innovation Festival Passes

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