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Women’s Professional Learning Day 2019

The much-anticipated IEU (SA) Women’s Professional Learning Day was held on Saturday 10 August. This is the second time the event has been conducted and with an excellent line up of speakers/presenters it was pleasing, but not surprising, that the day was fully booked out.

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The purpose of the Women’s Professional Learning Day is to bring together members of the IEU for an enjoyable day of collegiality and great learning. The day also enables members to network and discuss other matters during breaks.

Our opening speaker, Christine Reid, presented a memorable workshop on Indigenous women of significance who have lead social change from European settlement of Australia to the present day. Later in the day Christine also presented a very practical guide to CV preparation and interview tips.

Following morning tea, Azidah Aziz gave a fascinating and informative presentation about the status of women in Islam, and Emma Lowe, ACTU Educator, inspired the participants with her presentation ‘A Woman’s Place is in her Union’.

Members enjoyed a delicious light lunch and networking opportunities whilst Elaine Santos from NGS Super answered any queries relating to superannuation.

Following lunch, the attendees were treated to some very personal accounts of development by a panel of members who are part of the first cohort of SA women to have participated in the BOLD Women and Leadership program.

Following the CV session, Chris Jones from ME Bank gave a useful overview of the products and services that ME Bank provides members.

We would like to thank all those members and speakers/presenters who attended the learning day, through your active participation it was a very successful and worthwhile experience. We trust it will inspire your development and even inspire those around you.

Louise Firrell
Assistant Secretary