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Melbourne Brain Centre Parkville

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Pushing our limits is key to our success, but how can we use our inner resources to our advantage?

The mind plays an important role in everything we do, intellectually, physically and emotionally. Sometimes our mind can be a barrier. But if we challenge the mind, it can become a vehicle for growth and development, both personally and professionally.

At this event we will explore these ideas together and consider how we can use our mind to sucessfully face challenges. We will be joined by two inspirational women, Megumi Miki and Penny Locaso, who will share their stories of pushing boundaries, and provide insight into the role of our mind in personal growth.


Your hosts are Kim-Anh Le Cao, Allyson O’Brien and Justine Smith, three of the participants in Homeward Bound #4; a ground-breaking global leadership program for women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). This public event is part of our crowdfunding journey to raise funds for our program costs.

Your MC for the night is Romy Zyngier, Homeward Bound alumni.


Join us as we learn, experience and share with you our challenges and the power of the mind.


Tickets include one drink and the opportunity to take home some special items during our silent auction.

This event is sponsored by the University of Melbourne Science Early Career Academic Network (SECAN).


More about our speakers:


Megumi Miki

Founder of Quietly Powerful + Author|Speaker|Facilitator on Leadership, Culture and Diversity & Inclusion

Megumi has worked for or consulted to large organisations such as NAB, AustralianSuper, ANZ, Accenture, Roche, State and Federal government departments, smaller for-profit and not-for-profit organisations for over 20 years. With a background in strategy, economics, leadership development and culture change, Megumi engages people with a ‘heart and head’ approach to achieve their vision and break out of the status quo.

Being an Australian born to Japanese parents and a quietly spoken introvert, Megumi used to believe that her quieter nature was a disadvantage. Throughout her career she worked hard to overcome this disadvantage but came to realise that the ‘fake it till you make it’ approach was not sustainable and unfulfilling. She launched Quietly Powerful in 2016 to share her and others’ successes, challenges and learnings from working on becoming quietly powerful.

In the uncertain, changing, global and inter-connected world, Megumi believes that the ‘alpha’ or ‘hero’ leadership style alone is outdated and inadequate. Quietly Powerful expands the definition of good leadership and empowers quieter professionals and those outside majority groups to fulfil their leadership potential.


Penny Locaso

Founder of BKindred

Voted one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia Penny is the world’s first Happiness Hacker, on a mission to teach 10 million humans, by 2025, how to future-proof happiness.

Penny has created a world’s first pedagogy and measurement tool designed to humanise the future through the amplification of the Intentional Adaptability Quotient™ of individuals and organisations.

Returning from the NASA Research Centre in 2018, Penny is a Singularity University Alumni, educated by the best technology and Artificial Intelligence innovators in the world. Invited back to Singularity in 2019, Penny will share her IAQ™ pedagogy with the intent of qualifying for faculty.

Three years ago, Penny turned her life upside down. In a 7-month period, she left a 16-year career as an executive, relocated her family from Perth back to Melbourne, left an 18-year relationship, and started BKindred. When Penny couldn’t find a global education company, that could skill her to future-proof her happiness, she went out and created one.


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