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NCWA 2023 Conference – Removing the Gender Divide

October 17, 2023 @ 1:30 am - 7:45 pm

The National Council of Women Australia  – Removing the Gender Divide Conference.

The NCWA AGM and Conference ‘Removing the Gender Divide’ have delegates from NCW Constituent Councils from all Australian States.

The Conference will be held at HC Combes Centre, Kirribilli, on Tuesday, the 17th of October 2023 and includes a ‘Members only’ AGM at 1:30 pm, afternoon tea and Conference.

A Reception will be held at Admiralty House on Tuesday evening hosted by the NCWA Patron, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley.


The Guest Speakers

Dr Hannah Tonkin, NSW Women’s Safety Commissioner

Dr Hannah Tonkin commenced as the inaugural NSW Women’s Safety Commissioner in February 2023. In this role, she leads whole-of-government and cross-sector initiatives to address domestic, family and sexual violence. Previously Hannah worked as an international lawyer and policy adviser at the United Nations, as the Director of Disability Rights at the Australian Human Rights Commission, and as a barrister in London and Adelaide. While at the UN, Hannah worked in a range of conflict and post-conflict contexts, including Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Gaza, Ukraine and the former Yugoslavia, with a focus on protecting civilians in conflict, prosecuting war crimes and addressing sexual abuse within the UN system.

Annabelle Herd, CEO ARIA

Annabelle is the CEO of ARIA and PPCA. She came to the music industry in February 2021 following a 16-year career in television at Network 10 where she most recently held the role of Chief Operating Officer, looking after a range of functions, including operations, corporate and government affairs, and strategy. Prior to Network 10, she spent several years working in government, including four years in senior political roles for then Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon. Richard Alston AO. She is a Council Member of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and was previously a board member of Save the Children Australia, Freeview Australia, and Free TV Australia. In 2019 Annabelle was invited to participate in the McKinsey Remarkable Women Program. Annabelle has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the Australian National University.

Leanne Pilkington, Deputy President Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA)

Leanne’s 40 years of experience covers the full spectrum of real estate services: sales, property management, retail, and commercial leasing and management, as well as property development. Being recognised in a range of awards such as Telstra and Optus Business awards, to mention just two, she is considered a thought leader and one of the industry’s most influential people. Leanne has pioneered a range of industry firsts, including being the founder of the Real Women in Real Estate (RWIRE) network, holding events around the country, improving diversity on the REI Board, and championing the growth of industry professionalism.



1.30 pm – 2:30 pm NCWA AGM Board and members

2.45 pm – 3.30 pm –  Arrival, registration of conference delegates and afternoon tea

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm – Conference

5:45 pm – Depart for Admiralty House

6:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Reception at Admiralty House

Book / Tickets


NCWA Conference Registration cost:

NCWA Member –  $100

NCWA Non-Members – $125.00 

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Any questions, please contact: 

NCWA Secretary
Email: info@ncwa.org.au


October 17, 2023
1:30 am - 7:45 pm
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