Highlights of ACLW

on Friday, 26 May 2017. Posted in About, Empowerment, Transform, Recognition - Flagship Awards Program


ž   The Hon Gareth Ward MP 

ž   The Hon Pru Goward MP

ž   The Hon Shelley Hancock MP 

ž   The Hon Tanya Pilbersek MP

ž   The Hon Catherine Cusack MLC

ž   The Hon Sue Ellery, MP

ž   The Hon Jennifer Rankine, MP

ž   The Hon Maxine Morand MP

ž   The Hon Maxine McKew MP

ž   The Hon Karen Struthers MP

ž   The Hon Victor Dominello MP 

ž   The Hon Gail Gago MLC

ž   The Hon Joy Burch MLA

ž   The Hon Sharon Bird, MP  

ž   The Hon Jodeen Carney MLA

ž   The Hon Katy Gallagher MLA

ž   The Hon Desley Boyle MP

ž   The Hon Dr Carmen Lawrence MP

ž   The Hon Sandra Nori MP

ž   The Hon Verity Firth MP

ž   Senator the Hon Claire Moore

ž   Senator the Hon Natasha Stott Despoja



 Sir Gustav Nossal AC, CBE, FAA, FRS

ž   Professor Shirley Randell AO, PhD, FACE, FAIM, FAICD, AIE Director of the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development Studies at the Kigali Institute of Education Rwanda

ž   Sue Conde, AM Fmr President Unifem Australia

ž   Lorraine Denny, Manager, Professional & Organisational Development Services University of Wollongong

ž   Madam Nazhat Shameem, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Fiji and a Barrister of the Inner Temple London

ž   Tracy Howe, CEO of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS)Tracy Howe, CEO of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS)

ž   Sue Salthouse, leading advocate for people with disabilities, ACT 2014 Senior Woman of the Year and 2015 ACT Citizen of the Year 

ž   Katy McDonald, Director of People & Culture at the Sydney Opera House

ž   Jennifer Wittwer, CSM FAHRI Technical Expert, Women, Peace and Security. Women, Peace and Security Section (Arab States). UN Women, New York

ž   The Hon Gareth Ward MP

ž   Christine Langford

Former Patrons of ACLW

ž   Patron in Chief from (2010 - 2014): Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, (fmr) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia  

ž   Dr Jocelynne Scutt, Barrister and Human Rights lawyer and Fmr High Court Judge of Fiji

ž   Somaly Mam, Human Rights Activist helping others escape a life of sexual servitude

ž   Dame Carol Kidu DBE MP 


ACLW You Tube Channel

26 videos of ACLW’s events and speeches published at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkpWqzceLqnQv3N3v9j08A 


ACLW's History of Achievements 2000 - Current


Recognition for ACLW in NSW State Parliament  


ACLW Flagship Leadership Awards Program 2006 - CURRENT


4 National Awards (2006 – current):

  • Diversity Award 2016;
  • Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations  (SWECO) Award  2011–2014;
  • The Leadership Achievement Award 2006-2009;
  • Advancement of Women in the Workplace Award 2010 


Sponsors for ACLW’s Award Program (2006 - CURRENT)

ž   EY                             

ž   Aon

ž   Minter Ellison

ž   NRMA

ž   ANZ

ž   ACON

ž   Australia Post

ž   NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS)

ž   St Vincents de Paul Society  

ž   Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC)

ž   Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre

ž   Settlement Services International (SSI)

ž   Avril Henry Pty Ltd

ž   Fernwood

ž   Playgroup NSW

ž   Advance Personnel Inc Canberra 

ž   Living Now Magazine

ž   Melbourne's Young Business Professionals

ž   Leadership Victoria

ž   Benevolent Society

ž   Mother Inc.com.au

ž   Twig Marketing

ž   M& M Trophy Warehouse 

ž   Ki Print 


Judges of ACLW Awards Program (2006 - )


ž   Dr Michelle Bakar, HR Director Aust/NZ, Kellogg Australia

ž   Sue Conde, Co-Chair, Sydney Chapter Australian National Committee for UN Women

ž   Richard Denniss - Executive Director The Australia Institute

ž   Maria Dimopoulos, Managing Director MyriaD Consultants Pty Ltd

ž   Susan Ferrier, Head of PPC & Internal Communication, People, Performance & Culture, KPMG

ž   Dr Pat Hamilton, President of National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC)

ž   Carrie Leeson, CEO, Lifeline Canberra

ž   Tanya Hosch, Deputy Campaign Director, Recognise

ž   Terese Edwards, CEO, National Council of Single Mothers & their Children

ž   Dawn Hough, Director, Pride in Diversity

ž   Eddy De Gabriele, Chariman Regional Development Australia - Illawarra & Managing Director Edmen Group

ž   Nick Guggisberg, Manager Community & Cultural Development, Kiama Municipal Council

ž   Katy McDonald, National Director, People and Development, Minter Ellison

ž   Janine Middleton, Co-Chair, Australian Marriage Equality

ž   Associate Professor Lindsay Oades, Director, Australian Institute for Business Well Being, University of Wollongong

ž   Georgia Prattis, Managing Director, MyriaD Consultants Pty Ltd

ž   Padma Raman, Executive Director of the Australian Human Rights Commission

ž   Professor Shirley Randell AO, expert in public sector and institutional reform, gender mainstreaming and human rights

ž   Graham West, CEO National Vice President St Vincent de Paul Society NSW & Consultant

ž   Helen Wiseman, Director, Imalia

ž   Nareen Young, Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Indigenous Consulting; Fmr CEO Diversity Council Australia

ž   Mike Zissler, CEO, Lifeline Canberra


Winners of ACLW Awards Program (2006 - )

ž   87 national Award recipients (individuals and organisations) featured at http://www.leadershipforwomen.com.au/recognition/aclw-honours-roll


ACLW on Social Media

Twitter: @ACLWDiannRH


Sample of Articles featuring ACLW in the Media


ž   Close, L. 3 March. 2015. 10 Organisations Encouraging Female Professionals in Australia. Business Review Australia. http://www.businessreviewaustralia.com/leadership/1566/10-Organisations-Encouraging-Female-Professionals-In-Australia

ž   Close, L. 21 February 2015. “See How These Leaders Are Empowering Women in Australia” Business Review Australia. 
ž   Illawarra residents invited to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 on March 8 published 24 February 2017. http://www.kiamaindependent.com.au/story/4489800/many-people-need-healing/?cs=12

ž   ‘Gaining the Unexpected’ the theme for International Women’s Day event published 9 January 2017

ž   http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4391862/gaining-the-unexpected/

ž   ABC Illawarra Radio Interview 97.3, Nick Rheinberger, 30 January 2017. 9.15am.

ž   Aon a proud sponsor of new Diversity Award http://www.aon.com.au/australia/media/aon-proud-sponsor-of-new-diversity-award.jsp

ž   Findlay, Carly September 2016. Australian Centre for Leadership for Women Diversity Awards. https://carlyfindlay.com.au/2016/09/15/australian-centre-for-leadership-for-women-diversity-awards/

ž   Business Acumen Magazine. September 2016. LeadershipHQ chief wins Diversity Champion Award for empowering women. http://www.businessacumen.biz/index.php/24-news/people-on-the-move/2061-leadershiphq-chief-wins-diversity-champion-award-for-empowering-women.html

ž   NRSDC, 3 August 2016. 2016 Diversity Award candidates announced. http://socialfutures.org.au/2106-diversity-award-candidates-announced/

ž   Playgroup NSW E-News. New Awards To Recognise Women's Champions. http://www.playgroupnsw.org.au/EMPreview.aspx?nid=cc9692f3-c802-4ea2-b857-31d432bb54cf

ž   Women’s leadership advocate recognised for social impact by Reporter Jacqueline Wales UOW News 15 October 2015 http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW203797.html

ž   Debate on Targets or Quotas, AIM Magazine September 2015 

ž   Australia's Contribution to the World's Refugee Crisis, 9 September 2015 http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/australias-contribution-to-the-world-s-refugee-crisis-is-it-enough/201509086240#.VgJsrPmqpBc

ž   Understanding the Power of a Woman. 10 July 2015. Women's Agenda

ž   10 Organisations Encouraging Female Professionals in Australia. Business Review Australia. Laura Close. 3 March. 2015http://www.businessreviewaustralia.com/leadership/1566/10-Organisations-Encouraging-Female-Professionals-In-Australia

ž   Governing Girls Program wins SWECO Award. Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Press Release. 6 March 2105. http://connectweb.com.au/news/media-centre/mar-2015/governing-girls-program-wins-sweco-award.aspx

ž   Business woman in running for Award. 2 February 2015. Southern Gazette Belmont

ž   Business Mentor honoured. 17 March 2015. Southern Gazette Belmont

ž   See how these leaders are empowering women in Australia. Australia Business Review. 21 February 2015. Laura Close. http://www.businessreviewaustralia.com/leadership/1550/See-How-These-Leaders-Are-Empowering-Women-in-Australia

ž   Freeman-Greene, Suzy. Dancing on the glass ceiling on International Women's Day, Sydney Morning Herald, March 8. 2014. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/dancing-on-the-glass-ceiling-on-international-womens-day-20140307-34cm0.html

ž   Male graduates earn more than female graduates. Interviewed for the article by the Conversation.edu.au. Also published at:Womensagenda.com.au; phys.org; feedly.com

ž   Tied Down by the purse strings. The Weekly Times Wednesday 2 April 2014. Article by Genevive Barlow

ž   News in brief - Independent News For The Victorian Public Service, Women's organisation recognised. Edition 349. 5 March 2014. http://vic.psnews.com.au/Page_VICpsn34918.html

ž   Top Prize for Taskforce. The Australian Jewish News. 18 March 2014. https://www.jewishnews.net.au/top-prize-for-taskforce/34335

ž   Program Delivers Independence. Wangaratta Chronicle. 15 March 2014.

ž   Gold for Empowering Women. Border Mail. 15 March 2014.

ž   Gold Winner for 2014 SWECO Award: Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE). Livewellandbehappy.com

ž   Koori Mail. Education 2014. Women Showing the Way. http://www.koorimail.com/wp-content/uploads/Education-044.pdf

ž   Interview Featured in UOW Outlook Magazine. December 2013. Business Women Alumni.

ž   Leadership Discussion with Aboriginal Women Leaders. The Cairns Institute News, James Cook University. http://www.jcu.edu.au/cairnsinstitute/public/groups/everyone/documents/information_about/jcu_129930.pdf

ž   Leadership Conversations with Aboriginal Women. University of Wollongong News and Media. 18 September 2013. http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW157383.html

ž   Leadership Conversations Series held. Kiama Independent & Lake Times. 22 August 2013. ttp://www.kiamaindependent.com.au/story/1723135/leadership-conversations-series-held/

ž   Separate Awards acknowledge women’s achievements, Bernie Goldie, 7 March 2013, University of Wollongong.

ž   NITV. Community News. 5 March 2013. Leadership Award Winner - National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. http://www.nitv.org.au/community/dsp-news.cfm?loadref=43&id=161

ž   Congress recognised as leader in equality for women. 7 March 2013. National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. http://nationalcongress.com.au/congress-recognised-as-leader-in-equality-for-women/

ž   Geelong Advertiser, 9 March 2013, Leader Honoured. Reporter Andrea Hamblin

ž   Surf Coast Times, 14 March 2013, Sarah Valentine wins business award. http://www.surfcoasttimes.com.au/lovinglocal/organisations/2013/03/14/sarah-valentine-wins-business-award/#.UVZjnxyYY7p

ž   Battling for Women, Kiama Independent, Kerrielyn Clark, 27 February 2013

ž   Mother Inspired Women’s Activist, Illawarra Mercury, 21 February 2013, article by Lisa Wachsmuth

ž   The Daily Telegraph, 20 February 2013, Article by Alice Coote

ž   ABC Illawarra Breakfast, Interview with Nick Rheinberger, 20 February 2013

ž   Radio RRR Melbourne University; Dr Lauren Rosewarne Interview with Rodgers-Healey 24 January 2013, 7.40pm on Abandoning Leadership book

ž   When wages negotiable, women readily make pay deals. Rodgers-Healey interviewed for The Conversation, https://theconversation.edu.au/when-wages-negotiable-women-readily-make-pay-deals-11033 28 November 2012; Also published bigpondnews.com and wap.newsbigpond.com 28 November 2012

ž   The National (Arab Emirates). 15 October 2012. Juggling Parenting with work is no mean feat and solo at that. Reporter Sananda Sahoo. http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/the-life/juggling-parenting-with-work-is-no-mean-feat-and-solo-at-that

ž   Gender Equality is stymied by the persistent myth of merit, The Conversation, 15 October 2012. Rodgers-Healey. https://theconversation.edu.au/gender-equality-is-stymied-by-the-persistent-myth-of-merit-10110

ž   Gender Equality beyond Quotas. The Conversation, 9 October 2012. https://theconversation.edu.au/confronting-gender-inequality-beyond-quotas-10017

ž   Mahoney, P. ACLW’s Interview with Ian Dunlop quoted in Climate Change: Two presentations and an alarming update. 11 September 12. http://vivalavegan.net/community/articles/372-more-on-climate-change-two-presentations-and-a-brief-update.html

ž   Connect Pink. 22 August 2012. Women in Business. Women getting into Boards study referenced. connectpink.com.au. Interviewed by Breanna Tucker.

ž   Iconcast News. Conduct a gender pay checkup. 3 August 2012. Rodgers-Healey quoted. http://www.iconocast.com/08-03-2012/45/Conduct-a-gender-pay-checkup.php

ž   Make Gender Targets a Job Measure for Managers, Rodgers-Healey quoted in The Conversation, http://theconversation.edu.au/make-gender-targets-a-job-measure-for-managers-6910. 8 May 2012

ž   Prime Mover Magazine, Queensland, p.16. Women take the Wheel Program recognised for Leadership.

ž   Victorian Herald Sun. 30 March 2012. Abbott given a dressing down.

ž   Women take the Wheel Program recognised for leadership. 21 March 2012. Rail Express. http://www.railexpress.com.au/archive/2012/march/march-21st-2012/other-top-stories/women-take-the-wheel-program-recognised-for-leadership

ž   Leadership Course Gong. 15 March 2012.Big Rigs. http://www.bigrigs.com.au/story/2012/03/15/leadership-course-gong/

ž   Tasmanian Times.com 15 March 2012. International Women’s Day Award – Kat Armstrong. http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/press-releases/P580/

ž   Transport and Logistics News. Women's Training Program Recognised for Leadership.  14 March 2012. http://www.tandlnews.com.au/2012/03/13/article/Womens-training-program-recognised-for-leadership/BOPTMJKMMT

ž   CISCO tweets about CLW Award Winner, Karen McFadzen http://blogs.cisco.com/ 13 March 2012.

ž   Sydney Business School Support SWECO, March 8 2012

ž   Women drivers take the Wheel, 8 March 2012, Queensland  Public Service News http://qld.psnews.com.au/Page_QLDpsn2074.html

ž   M. Heffernan, (2011) “Women urged to get out of “pink ghettos” to boost board numbers.” Smart Company. 1 December 2011. http://www.smartcompany.com.au/economy/20111201-women-urged-to-get-out-of-pink-ghettos-to-boost-board-numbers.html

ž   BBWhitehouse group. 19 August 2011. Rodgers-Healey quoted on gap for women

ž   Interview 2SERFM. The Wire 6pm-6.30pm Tuesday 29 November 2011.Quotas in PNG. http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=8733  

ž   McGregor, J. Diann Rodgers-Healey Interviewed for Radio Show Double X 2SERFM, “Glass Ceiling.” 11 August 2010. http://www.2ser.com/programs/shows/doublex

ž   August 2010Perram-Fisk, L (2010) “Inspiring Women,” Condoblin Argus News. 10 March 2010.

ž   Desic, R (2010) “Recognition for Supporting Women in Construction, Women and Leadership Australia,” Sydney e-Newsletter, Workplace Training Advisory Australia (WTAA). April 2010.

ž   Westpac sets gender equality plan for 2014, HC Online http://www.hcamag.com/news/domestic/westpac-sets-gender-equality-plan-for-2014/116116/ 14 October 2010; Also published in HR Leader Leading People and Organisation. 14 October 2010. http://www.humanresourcesmagazine.com.au/articles/b9/0c06cfb9.asp 

ž   “Making it Fair: Report to address the pay equity gap in Australia for women,” Third Sector Magazine. 1 December 2009.

ž   Rodgers-Healey, D. (2009) “Shattering the Glass Ceiling,” Unleashed, ABC. 30 October 2009.

ž   Thomson, J. (2009) “Push to name and shame Companies that fail to encourage female directors and executives” SmartCompany. 23 October 2009.

ž   Thomson, J. (2009) “Quotas for Women, SmartCompany. 23 October 2009.

ž   Thomson, J. (2009) “ASX will ask companies to reveal gender diversity.” 8 December 2009. http://www.smartcompany.com.au/managing-people/20091208-asx-will-ask-companies-to-reveal-gender-diversity.html

ž   Fox, C. (2009) “More Transparency Beats Networking for Boards,” Australian Financial Review. 29 September 2009 p 54.

ž   Women Getting Into Boards Report was reviewed by a number of organisations including Australian Policy Online; ProBono Australia; Womensport Queensland; Australian Federation of Medical Women; Third Sector Magazine; Global Sisterhood Network; Get Networking.com.au; National Office for the Participation of Women, Catholic Bishops;  Business Spectator.