on Friday, 01 June 2012. Posted in About

 DiannRH2015a  Diann Rodgers-Healey PhD  MEd  BA  DipEd  GCertBusCoach 

Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey is the Director of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) Pty Ltd. This organisation is a virtual Centre at which she founded in 2000.

Through the Centre she has established national leadership awards for women leaders in the community, and for men and women initiating programs for the advancement of women in  organisations. Commenced in 2006, the Awards are judged by eminent women and men, supported by politicians, and have attracted commercial sponsorships from organisations including Minter Ellison, ANZ, Australia Post, Pepsi CoANZ, SydneyBusinessSchool, UTS and NRMA. 

Diann is also an Executive Business coach, mentor and strategic facilitator for individuals and organisations. She has coached women and men in the public and private sector and continues to assist executives to develop their vision and leadership that is aligned to their personal strengths and organisational goals.

Her academic appointments are Adjunct Professor in The Cairns Institute of James Cook University and Fellow of the Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Wollongong. She is a Member of the Minister for Illawarra’s Community Advisory Panel.  She is also a Reviewer for international journals including the Gender in Management Journal, Advancing Women and the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. She has been an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Business Well-Being (AIBWB) at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Diann has lectured in leadership, management and education in the University of Wollongong.She has held positions of leadership and management in Sydney and London in diverse sectors including education, business and the not-for-profit sector.

Diann is a passionate researcher. National Research projects have included an audit of women's leadership in the Victorian and Federal Police Force, Women getting into Boards in Australia, Gender and leadership in the Australian Liberal Party and in the Media and women’s global Activism. Her evidence based views on women's leadership have been featured in the Australian Financial Review, The Conversation and in a number of publications from women's and business groups. Diann has contributed to the review of the Equal Employment for Women in the Workplace Act and Agency, The EOWW Amendment Bill 2012, and the issue of Quotas for women in board positions. She has also presented papers on women in leadership, educational leadership and women’s activism. 

Diann’s PhD thesis led to the development of a co-existential leadership model for workplaces for men and women. She is the author of Considerations for Australia's next Woman Prime Minister;  Abandoning Leadership for a better way of being for women and menCoaching Bites for Coaches – The Inside Game; Women's Activism - Insights for empowering women from global women activists and Mentoring Yourself.  She is also editor and co-author of Pathways to Gender Equality in Australia - The role of Merit and Quotas which was published in 2015.

Some of Diann's presentations can be viewed at ACLW's Youtube Channel

Awards Received:

2015 University of Wollongong Alumni Award for Social Impact

2014 100 Women of Influence (Westpac & Financial Review) Diversity category

2013 Finalist New South Wales Premier's Women of the Year Award

2011 University of Wollongong (UOW) Early Career Outstanding Contribution to teaching award 

2009 TIAW World of Difference Awards

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) in Canada for its 2009 World of Difference Awards selected Diann Rodgers-Healey from Australia as one of the 100 women who have “made a world of difference” to the economic empowerment of women. In 2009, over 50 women from 23 countries were named.  

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