Institute of Managers & Leaders 2019 International Women's Day Event

When: March 8 2019

Where: Toowoomba, Australia


International Women's Day Flagship Event - not to be missed!

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With company policies like affirmative action, maternity leave and blind recruitment helping to combat the pay gap and the glass ceiling, Australia is making progress towards equal representation of genders in business. While there is still considerable progress to be made, it seems that the importance of feminism is now more widely embraced than ever. Now, it is not the question of whether we’ll achieve equality in the future, but how we’ll achieve it.

This year’s International Women's Day campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate it’s presence.

A lively event not to be missed

Attend the International Women's Day Flagship Event for Toowoomba and enjoy excellent networking opportunities and lively discussion.


  • Friday, 8th March 2019, 12.00pm - 2.00pm


  • Fitzy's Toowoomba

Ticket prices:

  • Member: $80
  • Member Table of 10: $720
  • Non Member: $110
  • Non Member Table of 10: $990
  • Be quick and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE before they sell out 


  • Belinda Sanders, Senior Producer, Presenter, Journalist - ABC Southern Queensland 

Belinda Sanders ABC

Belinda Sanders a presenter and broadcast/ digital journalist at ABC Southern Queensland. Belinda started her career in media as a journalist in 1991. At first, she worked in newspaper, radio and television in Mackay. Then Belinda chose to focus on television journalism and worked in Cairns, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Maryborough, Brisbane in Queensland and Burnie, Launceston and Hobart in Tasmania.

Her interest in radio began at the ABC in Tasmania where she was required to file reports for radio as well as television. In 2000 Belinda moved to Toowoomba to take up the position of news editor for ABC Southern Queensland, where she made the jump to presenting the morning programme at the start of 2005. Belinda has worked for television news services both as an on-air journalist and behind the scenes as chief of staff and news director. She has covered many stories of national significance for both commercial television and the national broadcaster.

Meet your 2019 panellists:

  • Aysegul Kayahan, Principal Relocation Specialists

    Aysegul Kayahan is a migrant, business owner, experienced company director and investor (of over 37 diverse startups and social enterprises since 2009). Aysegul is on the board of several companies and 2 charities. Aysegul is the founding partner of Relocation Specialists and Chapter Lead Australia for Forum for Expatriate Management. Aysegul has a Bachelor of Science (1985) and a Graduate Master of Arts majoring in Ethics (2010) from the University of Queensland. Aysegul has a strong commitment to business ethics and social justice and passionate about contributing to the social and environmental good.
  • Penny Hamilton, CEO, YellowBridge

    Penny Hamilton has more than 30 years of experience working with rural communities and has a strong passion for the ingenuity and resilience of people in rural regions. Her professional life has spanned multiple disciplines including social sciences, agriculture, rural education, environment and the business of not for profits. After a career in Agriculture, Penny has moved into the field of Social Services as the Chief Executive Officer for YellowBridge QLD. She would highly recommend a career change to anyone who is looking for something different.


Book your tickets HERE before they sell out. Members and non-members welcome!

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About the Institute of Manager and Leaders

The Institute of Managers and Leaders is a non-profit Membership organisation and the gold standard-setting professional body for management and leadership competence and excellence. They passionately believe that great leadership is the first step towards a better world and for 76 years, they have been supporting professionals on their leadership journey in keeping with thevision – “Creating better managers and leaders for a better society”.

With more than 11,000 Members, the Institute is the essential organisation for professional managers and leaders, for emerging leaders and for students thinking about their leadership future across Australia and New Zealand. The Institute is the principal corporate body for businesses who take management and leadership seriously, and for universities who are looking to gain a competitive edge by accrediting their leadership-focused courses.

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