Suzie Riddell is a mother of 2, Executive Director, Strategy & Projects at Social Ventures Australia, and this year, while heavily pregnant, awarded the AFR Boss Magazine Young Executuive of the Year! Suzie is also a Non-Executive Director of the YWCA NSW and the Observership Program. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting (University Medal, First Class Honours) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Philosophy (International Relations) from the University of Cambridge.
Suzie is authentic and passionate about empowering women & men to work and care, and has some tips on sharing the care you won’t want to miss!
Adam Fennessy is father with young children, and a partner in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Practice, with a focus on government and strategy. This follows a 20 year career at State and Federal Government where he was well known and respected for his advocacy around workplace culture, embracing gender equality and flexible work practices. Significantly, Adam has encouraged more men to embrace flexible working, pointing to his own experience of being able to reach deputy secretary level while working part time so he could look after his children. “If men go more flexible then that supports their partners and benefits everybody.”
Jodie Haydon is a mother of three, and General Manger Human Resources of Viva Energy Australia; accountable for developing and implementing the People Strategy with the CEO and executive team. Jodie is a a champion for gender equality, and recently led the charge to transform the retirement gap for women by introducing a policy that sees Viva Energy employees returning from parental leave in a part time capacity paid the full time super contribution. This is called changing the system.