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November 26th 2021
9am - 3pm

Tickets on sale now

Early Bird $35.90 + b.f.

After early bird $40.90 + b.f.


Paid Women in Safety members have a VIP link with member price ($24.90 + b.f)

Join us as we discuss solutions to the unique challenges faced by women in the health and safety community.  Offering an agenda packed with industry presentations and panel discussions featuring expert speakers, this event will provide inspiration and ideas to inspire you in your career.

 The first ever Virtual Summit aims to focus us on career and leadership strategies as well as tips for managing the workloads of your career and personal life. We dive into creating a culture on injury management and prevention as well as burnot culture!


Women in Safety promises a day of inspiration and empowerment.



Sonia McDonald

CEO of McDonald Inc., LeadershipHQ and Global

Outstanding Leadership Awards

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Penelope Twemlow

Chair, Women in Power

Director - Enterprise

Transformation at KPMG


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Sarah-Jane Dunford

Director Riskology and Founder of the Hunter Safety Awards

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Danielle Van Velthuzien

Partner - HSE and HR at u&u. Recruitment


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Simon Petie

Director and Principal Consultant at Escalate

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Joelle Mitchell

Head of Psychological Health and Safety at

People Diagnostix

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Brynley Abad

Head of Performance at Queensland Firebirds

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Danielle Odd

Group Head of Safety Strategy at Nine

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Amy Leong

Founder and Podcast Host at Live Life Well Movement

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Deanne Boules

Founder & Chief Enabling Officer, Insync

Workplace Solutions

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Rebecca Steiger

Senior Manager, WHS Governance and External Affairs - Amazon


Karen Mealmaker

EHS Director, EY


EDL Keynote session - Courageous leadership

Sonia will bring out that inner courage and leadership in all aspects of your life and she is committed to your success. When she works with you she will empower the change you want to be.

Panel Discussion

We have seen more change and growth in the WHS profession and keeping abreast of the change, adapting your own skills and engaging in learning is the key to a successful career in the WHS profession. This session will identify what skills you currently have, how to adapt them, where you can learn and grow and how to make leaps into new things.

Post Pandemic - What have we missed?

Building a culture of Injury prevention

Injuries in the workplace cost organisations globally millions of dollars. Injury prevention is a vital role in bringing these costs down a well as well-considered and thought out rehabilitation programs

EY Networking lunch

Break out room dedicated to sharing stories, lessons learnt without the sales pitch!!!

Panel Discussion

Women in Safety believes in supporting those in the next generation. Lifting one another up is so important to our success as leaders. Mentoring has helped so many professionals pave their own way, create new bonds and adapt their skills.  How can use your network to support your own professional goals

Business continuity plans appear to not have had a global pandemic on their radar. They do now so what is next? How can we as a safety professional influence leaders to address the business continuity and risk management frameworks in place?

Thrive don't survive

How can we make a difference in mental health

Workplace mental health has had the keen eye of all Australian regulators (and likely even globally). It is a big ticket item in the board room yet we still ask the question how do we make real change to the workplace.

Interactive fun session with Amy Leong on professional burnout, creating a culture of balance and giving back to ourselves as a profession.

EDL Closing keynote - Leading the change

Change is inevitable and we have seen rapid lasting change in our profession in the last 18 months. Whilst so much change is happening and safety is at the forefront of peoples mind, how do we embrace this wave of change?







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