Liz Ritchie is currently the General Manager Strategy and Partnerships at the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), which she joined in August 2018. For almost 20 years, Liz has worked with NFP’s and corporates to ensure organisations are preparing themselves for the future. Most recently Liz has held leadership roles with Westpac Commercial Bank (2016-18) and CEDA (2008-16) and during this time Liz has advanced her interest and advocacy in gender equality in Australia.
Helen Badger is currently a senior project manager with Manteena Security Pty Ltd and sees firsthand the challenges faced by women both at the front line and in the executive areas. Helens approach to advocating for women is to embrace everyone in the industry and encourage all levels of government, corporates, contractors and individuals (men and women) to create a workplace that reflects the community that we all live in.
Helen Conway is an experienced lawyer, senior executive and director. Helen is an expert in workplace gender equality and was the CEO of the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) from 2011 to 2014. Helen played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Australian Gender Equality Council and was one of the founding directors.
Lea is the immediate past President of Women in Aviation Australian chapter and has been an active supporter of AGEC since its launch. Lea is a strong believer that “you can’t be what you can’t see” and a passionate advocate for youth engagement and women in the aviation and aerospace industries. Lea enjoys motivating the next generation of aviation professionals to strive to be innovative, inspiring and to be empowered to make a positive difference in the world through leadership and aviation.