Event Details

Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


AIHS Member $20+GST 
Non-Member $65+GST 


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995



AIHS and the Women in Safety and Health (WISH) network would like you to join us on Tuesday 13 April for a webinar panel discussion titled: Women in Safety and Health: a conversation about leading consciously. 

Conscious leaders speak with integrity, lead with authenticity and hold themselves accountable. They listen with the intent to understand and not just to respond, and they do it by being in tune with themselves and the world around them. So, what is it that makes a conscious leader anyway?

In this Premiere Live event brought to you by the Women in Safety & Health Network, AIHS Chair Naomi Kemp will interview three of Australia's Leading Women about their experiences and what it means to them to lead consciously in management, governance, and government. We will discuss leadership styles, understanding your 'why', values-based decision-making, influencing, inclusion, and what happens when things don't go to plan.

All profits from this event will be donated to Lifeline 

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 13:00 AEST
Format: Zoom webinar ( log in details will be sent out 1-2 days prior) 
Cost: AIHS Member $20+GST | Non-Member $65+GST * All profits will be donated to Lifeline * 
CPD Point: 5

Your Speakers 

Dr. Kirstin Ferguson 

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an company director, executive coach and writer. Beginning her career as a military officer, she went on to become the CEO of a successful global health and safety consulting business. With university honours degrees in both history and law, Kirstin also has a PhD in leadership and governance for which she has received a number of academic and industry awards. She has been named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence, is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellow, and was recognised by Women & Leadership Australia with an award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership. In 2021, Kirstin was the only Australian named on Thinkers50 list of top 30 in the world in leadership and management. Kirstin was the creator of the widely acclaimed #CelebratingWomen campaign and is the co-author of Women Kind with Catherine Fox and writes the weekly Got A Minute? column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Diane Smith- Gander 

Diane Smith-Gander AO
is a professional non-executive director maintaining a diverse portfolio across different entities, industries and geographies.  She is an advocate for gender equity and a past president of CEW, Australia’s pre-eminent women’s advocacy group which counts more than 600 of Australia’s senior female leaders as its members.
Diane is now Chair of Zip Co Limited, CEDA and the Safe Work Australia member body and a non-executive director of AGL Energy, HBF Health Ltd and Keystart Loans. 
Diane has also been active in sports administration and is a past Chairman of both Basketball Australia Limited, the sport’s peak body, and the (then) Australian Sports Drug Agency, the government agency responsible for deterring the use of performance-enhancing drugs.  She currently chairs the inaugural Nominations Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Diane holds an MBA from the University of Sydney and a BEc from the University of Western Australia (UWA), which awarded her an Honorary Doctorate of Economics.  She is a Fellow of the AICD and Governance Institute of Australia and an adjunct professor of corporate governance at UWA where she chairs the advisory board of the Business School.
Diane is a keen downhill skier and operates a vineyard in Margaret River.

Facilitated by 

Naomi Kemp, Chair of the AIHS 

Naomi Kemp was elected to the AIHS Board in September 2017 and re-elected in September 2020 for a further three years. Naomi was appointed Chair of the Board in 2019 and immediately embraced the role of spokesperson and advocate for the AIHS, the profession and health and safety in Australian workplaces.
Naomi has played a vocal role in our Think Forward Strategy and supporting our vision of safe and healthy people in productive workplaces and communities. Naomi has captured audiences with her keynote presentations at a number of conferences, including those hosted by the Australian Amusement Leisure & Recreation Association (AALRA) and Self Insurers of South Australia (SISA) in 2018, Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and WorkSafeBC in Vancouver in 2019. Naomi regularly hosts, emcees and presents at AIHS Events Nationally and Virtually.
Naomi brings a wealth of experience to her position as Chair, with multiple non-executive roles across a range of industries.  Naomi is currently an Expert Members of the WHS Board for the Queensland Government, Office of Industrial Relations and Member of the Trieste Global Advisory Board. She is a Certified OHS Professional with a Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety Science and is proud to have been a member of the Institute for over 10 years. 

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