Passion or leadership: a woman CEO's journey in international development

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Ross House Association

Fourth Floor, Hayden Raysmith Room

247 Flinders Ln

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Join Melbourne Development Circle for an evening with Joanna Hayter, CEO of International Women's Development Agency (IWDA), Australia's only development organisation solely focused on gender equality and women’s rights.

Hear stories from Joanna's extensive experience spanning four continents and twenty five countries, and insights as a woman leader in a range of executive roles in Australian and international aid and development contexts. Linking into broader discussions taking place around International Women's Day, this event will celebrate and explore personal stories from one woman leader and her journey, provide insights into how the aid sector works, and why IWDA is a leader in the work that they do.

We invite you to come ready to listen, discuss and share aspects of your own development practice and story with Melbourne Development Circle peers. What do you think are the personal and leadership qualities required for women to successfully negotiate the aid and development sector? Why don't more women gain and retain executive positions in development agencies? What barriers must be overcome and what strategies have you used or facilitated for others? What comes first: leadership or passion? And which is more important to be successful in your development practice?

Jo Hayter, CEO IWDA

About the speaker: Joanna Hayter, CEO International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)

In late 2010 Joanna Hayter became the CEO of IWDA. Joanna has worked in international development and social justice since 1983. With experience ranging across four continents and 25 countries, her former roles include: Country Director for the Burnet Institute in Burma; Country Director for Save the Children UK in Vietnam; and Regional Director for Africa with the Overseas Service Bureau (now Australian Volunteers International). Joanna managed her own consultancy firm for three years. With clients including UN agencies, governments and international NGOs, she provided policy, evaluation and management services in relation to disease control, humanitarian assistance, national strategic planning, organisational development with civil society, and institutional strengthening within government systems. She is presently a member of the ACFID Executive Committee.

RSVP's are essential. Food and drink (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) will be provided


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Ross House Association

Fourth Floor, Hayden Raysmith Room

247 Flinders Ln

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Melbourne Development Circle (MDC) fosters a culture of collaboration and knowledge­ sharing between people and organisations creating positive social, economic, environmental and cultural change.

We believe that via innovation and collaborative effort, the development sector can continue to increase its impact as a positive change agent within communities in Australia and abroad.

Our team of volunteers curate regular events which provide a platform for the Melbourne-based development community to share ideas, discuss topical development issues, and network in a relaxed environment.

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