Inspiring Women Reflect: Hon Ros Kelly AO in conversation with Anika Wells MP

The ANU Australian Studies Institute invites you to Inspiring Women Reflect: Ros Kelly AO in conversation with Anika Wells MP.

About this event

At this special women's leadership event, Ros will interview Anika about the ups and downs of her first term, managing the arrival of her twin boys, how she has navigated the culture of Parliament, health issues and managing and leading during times of crisis.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Ros and Anika for their advice and reflections on women in leadership.

RSVPs are essential - limited seating is available.

Registered attendees are invited to join the speakers at a reception following the event to continue the conversation.

About the Inspiring Women Reflect series

The ANU Australian Studies Institute is proud to host the Inspiring Women Reflect series. The series was created by the Hon Ros Kelly AO as a joint initiative of the Menzies Australia Institute (KCL) and Westpac and aims to empower women in the workplace and beyond.

About the Speakers

Anika Wells MP

Anika is the Federal Member for Lilley and lives in Chermside with her husband, three young children and their rescue kelpie Don. Prior to her election as the Member for Lilley, Anika worked as a lawyer for people injured at work or on the road. Anika ran for Parliament to be a voice for local working families. As a mother she understands the pressures of raising a family, from paying the bills to managing childcare to the value of good secure jobs.

The Hon Ros Kelly AO

Ros has worked across the political, private and not for profit sectors. Ros was a member of the Australian Government for 16 years serving as a Minister in a number of portfolios. She was the first woman ALP cabinet minister in the House of Representatives. Ros was Chair of the National Breast Cancer Foundation from 2005 -10 and a Director of Thiess from 1998 - 2012. She currently serves as an advisor to Women On Boards UK and was made an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in 2004 for services to the environment, mining, women's health and the Australian Parliament.


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