Women In Retail

31st MAY 2024 – Malvern Victoria.

Meet Launa: A Titan of Business, Governance, and Social Impact

Launa is a titan of business, governance, and social impact, boasting an illustrious career across various sectors. With extensive experience as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of ASX listed companies like CBA and Super Retail Group, Launa has become a trusted advisor in governance, particularly in Remuneration and Audit committees. Currently, she lends her expertise to Australia Post and advises Fantastic Furniture.

Beyond the boardroom, Launa champions cultural and social causes. As Chair of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, she promotes Melbourne as Australia’s fashion capital. Additionally, her involvement with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation highlights her commitment to protecting children from cyberbullying and family violence.

Prior to her boardroom roles, Launa served as CEO/Managing Director of Target Australia, Billabong International, and Officeworks, leaving an indelible mark with her visionary leadership. Recognized for her contributions, she’s been honored as the Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year and received the Sir Charles McGrath Award for her groundbreaking work in marketing. Launa’s journey embodies excellence, governance, and a profound dedication to social responsibility, inspiring professionals and shaping the corporate landscape.

The Panels

As we approach the Leadership Summit for Women on Friday,  31st May 2024, we’re delighted to reveal the impressive lineup for our panel discussions—sessions that promise to be both enlightening and empowering.

  1. Culture & Career Progression: Explore the dynamics of workplace culture and its impact on career progression. Our esteemed panel will delve into strategies for navigating and thriving within different organizational cultures.
  1. The Future of Retail and What It Might Mean for You: Get a sneak peek into the future with insights from industry leaders. Discover how upcoming trends in retail could shape your career path and professional endeavours.
  1. Achieving Your Goals – The Power of Mentoring & Advocacy: Unlock the secrets to achieving your goals through the transformative power of mentoring and advocacy. Learn from the experiences of our panellists as they share the pivotal role mentorship has played in their successful journeys.

Now, let’s meet some of the extraordinary senior executives who will lead these discussions:

  • Cathii Scarce, General Manager Customer Operations – Priceline
  • Brita Goodwin, The Just Group,  General Manager People & Culture -Retail
  • Kerri Wane, CEO – San Churro
  • Emily Cole, Head of Category & Content – Kmart
  • Cat Williamson,  CEO – Wittner
  • Anne Natale, GM Retail – Jeanswest
  • Wendy Byrne, Head of Buying – T2
  • Amber Manning, CEO – Just Cuts
  • Baishakhi Connor, Head of Supplier Management – Coles

Prepare for an engaging and insightful discussion that could shape the way you view your career and industry.

Secure your spot at the summit and get ready to be inspired! And SAVE $150 with Early Bird prices. NB Early Bird price end Wednesday 24th April at midnight.