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‘Young men and women: championing gender equality’ Forum

August 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Tiffany Cherry is our MC. She is one of Australia’s leading sports presenters, with a media career spanning two decades and three continents across television, radio, print and digital. Tiffany is one of the original faces of Foxtel’s award winning channel, Fox Footy and the AFL’s first female boundary rider, Tiffany also co-hosted the Logie and Astra winning London Summer and Vancouver Winter Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Meet our thought leaders:

Anoushka Gungadin is a leadership mentor, speaker and best-selling author. Wearing two professional hats, she lives at the intersection of entrepreneurial leadership and personal growth. Through her role as CEO for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Victoria, Anoushka works to build the next generation of young people to become leaders, involved community members and head into the future with confidence. She also specialises in working with business leaders to unlock their feminine capabilities and create success in life and work on their own terms.

Yvonne Coburn is the CEO of CreatingWe Institute Australia and New Zealand and will also be joining us as a panelist for the event. Yvonne is an experienced human resources professional and lawyer with a background in the delivery of leadership programs designed to achieve cultural transformation for client organisations.  Yvonne was a regular contributor for a few years to the Australian Newspaper with her column called “Legal Affairs”, where she regularly commented on gender related issues in management and leadership.

Christie Cooper is a television news reporter for Seven News Melbourne. She received a 2014 Quill award for the Best Use of Social or Digital Media and spent a month volunteer teaching in Tanzania in 2014. Christie graduated from RMIT with a Professional Communications degree in 2008. She then spent 2 years learning the trade in the country before joining the Seven News team, where she now reports on all genres for the morning, afternoon and evening bulletins.

Jamin Heppell is a passionate young change-maker.  He is a co-founder and the General Manager of the organisation Game Changers Australia which delivers leadership development initiatives to grassroots sporting clubs to leverage the influence of sport as an agent of social change here in Australia.  He is also a co-founder and director of the mental-illness prevention and emotional intelligence initiative called The Man Cave.  The Man Cave is a youth-led initiative that engages boys and young men through interactive workshops and explores traditional notions of masculinity and the negative consequences and behaviours that can result.  Jamin is a young man from the country, a story-teller and is excited to be here today.

Hannah Caldwell is currently studying Year 12 at Woodleigh School, and next year hopes to study a Bachelor of Nursing & Midwifery. Hannah is passionate about gender issues and supporting people in need, and with the skills gained from her degree she would like combine two of her passions by focusing on improving women’s health in various developing countries.

William Gordon is in Year 12 at Woodleigh School. He is currently undertaking Science and English based subjects and hopes to pursue a career in Law. Currently, he balances A-grade debating and school representative groups with ongoing commitments to external community groups such as the CFA and Peninsula Voice.

Toffany Cherry

Tiffany Cherry

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Anoushka Gungadin

Yvonne Coburn

Yvonne Coburn

Christie Cooper

Christie Cooper

Hannah Caldwell

Hannah Caldwell


William Gordon


Jamin Heppell




August 14, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Duke of Ed Victoria


The Hall Woodleigh School
485 Golf Links Road
Langwarrin South, VIC 3911 Australia
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