Telstra Business Awards

Celebrating International Women's Day

  • Time
    25 mins
  • Date
    Recorded March 15th 2018

Find inspiration from women who shared powerful stories about their remarkable career journeys.

Telstra’s Joe Pollard hosted a special panel of Telstra Business Women’s Award and Telstra Business Awards winners to celebrate their outstanding achievements and discuss how everyone can do more to encourage gender equality and pay equity in the workplace.

In this 25-minute compilation of the event’s highlights, you will hear discussion about:

  • The challenges each of the guests had to overcome to succeed and become leaders 
  • Practical steps to creating a more inclusive workplace
  • A number of initiatives Telstra has implemented to support and encourage women to thrive.

Speakers

Joe Pollard
Joe Pollard
Chief Marketing Officer and Group Executive Media

Joe is an experienced media and marketing executive with over 30 years' experience in business leadership positions in the marketing, media and digital industries in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the United States and Japan. Joe joined Telstra from Nine Entertainment where she was a non-executive director. Previous roles include CEO of Publicis Mojo, sales and marketing director for Nine Entertainment and CEO of Nine MSN. Joe also spent ten years at Nike Inc. in the United States running their global media investments, direct to consumer digital channels and branded content divisions. She is currently a non-executive director of AMP Bank Limited and a member of Chief Executive Women.

Violet Roumeliotis
Violet Roumeliotis
CEO, Settlement Services International

Winner of the 2017 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Violet Roumeliotis has held leadership roles within major not-for-profits for more than 30 years, supporting at-risk communities throughout Australia. CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI) since 2012, Violet also sits on the NSW Government's Justice Multicultural Advisory Committee, the Federal Government's Settlement Services Advisory Council, and co-chairs the NSW Joint Partnership Working Group coordinating the NSW component of the additional intake of 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Belinda Tumbers
Belinda Tumbers
Managing director, Kellogg Australia Pty Ltd

Belinda Tumbers' first introduction to marketing was as an entry-level receptionist at an advertising agency. After working her way up to become an account executive, one of Belinda's clients, Kellogg, approached her to join its marketing team. 19 years later, Belinda became acting managing director of Kellogg in Australia and New Zealand, the first female to hold the position in the company's 90-year history down under. Within nine months, Belinda assumed the position permanently, with full responsibility for turning the company's fortunes around and instigating cultural change. Today, Belinda is the 2017 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year.

Felicity Rodgers
Felicity Rodgers
Founder/ Creative Director, Cargo Crew

Felicity Rodgers is the founder and creative director of Cargo Crew, the home of the Modern Uniform, specialising in design-led uniforms for hospitality, retail and corporate businesses in Australia and across the world. As a graduate of Fashion Design from RMIT, Felicity founded Cargo Crew in the early 2000's after recognising a gap in the market for fashionable, well-designed uniforms. In 2012 Felicity launched Cargo Crew as a brand & online store. Winners of the 2015 Telstra Small Business of the Year award, Felicity and the team at Cargo Crew continue to disrupt their market by creating quality, stylish uniforms that staff love to wear. Cargo Crew now operates from its contemporary HQ in Melbourne, working with businesses across the globe including Freedom Furniture, Dulux, L'Oreal, and Goop - with Gwyneth Paltrow a massive fan of their signature aprons!

Jacqui Savage
Jacqui Savage
CEO and founder, MedCorp Technologies

Jacqui Savage is an engineer and innovator, creating lifesaving health tech solutions while also advocating for women in STEM industries. As a graduate of Product Design Engineering specialising in Biomedical Engineering from Swinburne University, Jacqui established her own venture, MedCorp Technologies in 2015. MedCorp Technologies is an early-stage digital health company developing wearable technologies and devices for the healthcare industry. As founder and CEO of MedCorp Technologies, Jacqui is responsible for the development and growth of the company, including raising capital, commercialisation of products, manufacturing and distribution. Jacqui won the Entrepreneur award at the 2016 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year awards.

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