Women in Risk ACT Chapter Review

We had a fantastic turn out at our Women in Risk event on Wednesday 3 April. Don’t worry if you missed it – we have many other opportunities this year for you to hear from a range of great speakers as well as network with your risk colleagues. 

Summary of Women in Risk Event

For those of you who couldn’t make the Women in Risk event or who wanted a reminder of what they heard, we’ve written up a short summary of the introductions and provided presenter contact details.

First up, we had Christina Li, Chief Internal Auditor, Australian Taxation Office who was also formerly a Director in EY’s Advisory Risk team. Christina talked about not being afraid to throw your hat in the ring, even if you’re not sure if you meet the job description exactly.  She talked about her own experiences of applying for senior roles and taking on larger projects and how they have helped her grow and develop.  

We then had Danielle Krajina, Executive Manager for the Governance team at the Education Directorate, ACT Government. Danielle talked about finding an inspiring leader to learn from and how this has helped her and the benefit of being able to access support from experts in the field. She also emphasised having faith in yourself and being willing to give things a go, even if you’re not sure. She identified the need to balance work with your personal life and knowing what you want out of your career. 

Finally, we had Tracie-Ann Maher Director, Risk and Education Services, Comcover, Department of Finance. Tracie-Ann talked about the importance of sharing lessons and resources with peers in the risk field, as we’re usually not building things from scratch. She emphasised that critical skills in risk management are building relationships and communication, not just the technical skills. Like our other speakers, Tracie-Ann spoke about the importance of taking opportunities that arise, even if they seem like they’re out of left field. She talked about her passion for her role and how that came from taking an opportunity that emerged.  She also mentioned the importance of finding a ‘risk hero’ who can be your mentor. 

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