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International Women's Day | Celebrating Women in Leadership

Published on 20 Feb 2020

Join us as we celebrate International Women's Day! This global day recognises the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, with a mission to champion women of all backgrounds who dare to innovate, lead, and uplift others towards a more equal and inclusive workplace. At Human Synergistics, our mission is to “Change the World – One Organisation at a Time™” through developing effective leaders, innovative teams and positive workplace cultures, but we can’t do that without the help of our incredible network.

This year, we are taking the opportunity of International Women’s Day to celebrate women in leadership and those that strive for constructive leadership and cultures.

Join us Friday 6th March for a special breakfast event featuring some of the incredible leaders in our network sharing their own personal journeys.

This is an inclusive event. We encourage you to bring your daughters and sons (at no charge), our speakers will share some of the lessons they have learnt and we all know you can never start learning too early! Purchase tickets to this event through Eventbrite.

All profits from this event will be donated to Dress For Success, a charity based in NSW improving employability of women through providing professional clothing, support networks and career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency. 

Speaker line up:

CindyCindy Lüken - Founder & CEO lük beautifood

Cindy Lüken is an accomplished entrepreneur, food scientist, product designer, chef and former biscuit baker, wife, carer and mother of two young children, and is helping to shape the future of Clean Beauty.

Following her mantra ‘live the life you love’ in 2012 Cindy created lük beautifood using her knowledge and expertise in food and nutrition to create beautiful, multi-sensory lipstick from food without using synthetic or toxic ingredients. lük beautifood is mindful of their environmental footprint and is working to minimize their ‘one use’ packaging and maximize their use of recyclable and post-consumer recycled materials

Cindy’s mission is to give every woman the opportunity to cultivate her natural beauty without compromising her health and wellbeing. Her range is now available in gift & lifestyle, beauty salons, spas, healthy living and department stores in Australia, Nth America, Hong Kong, Ecom Cross Boarder China and Russia.

Cindy has been an active public communicator in the media, at business forums, and in the education and science industry sectors for over 2 decades. She sat on various advisory committees and councils including the National Food Industry Council and Innovation Committees and was a member of the Small Business Advisory panel to the Australian Reserve Bank Board. Awarded an Honorary Master of Science for her contribution to the industry, she has accumulated over 20 export, entrepreneur and business awards including 2x BRW Fast 100 titles.


Victoria Hayman - Head of Growth Strategy and Transformation A/NZ, IBM

Victoria is the Head of Growth Strategy & Transformation for IBM A/NZ and a member of IBM’s senior leadership team. Victoria is responsible for designing and implementing strategic initiatives, cultural change, engaging employees in company growth and advancing IBM’s role as an innovator within Australian and New Zealand organisations. Victoria has held various leadership roles at IBM globally and locally. Prior to joining IBM, she worked as a consultant to large corporate and government organisations and was a member of the academic faculty at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Victoria is passionate about serving the community in various ways including internationally on NGO projects and locally as Chair of a large two campus school on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She holds a Bachelor of Design and a Master of Arts in Communication and Business from UTS.

Victoria is married to Jon and they have four children.

CaraCara Mead - Sales Director ANZ, Dyson

Cara is extremely passionate about culture, leadership, diversity and helping others achieve their true potential. Cara is a future focused leader working in partnership with some of Australia & New Zealand’s biggest retailers and brands to lead transformation & disruption.

Cara has had an extensive career spanning over 20 years across various sectors in General Management & Sales. Cara is currently the Australian & New Zealand Sales Director at Dyson where she leads a team of over 140 people. In this role, Cara has led this team to transform the categories in which Dyson exist, whilst disrupting and creating new categories in the beauty space. Delivering double digit growth across multiple years, Cara shares James Dyson’s passion for solving the problems others ignore.

Prior to Dyson, Cara had an expansive career working in the wine & spirits industry with large multi-national organisations including Diageo, Pernod Ricard & Oyster Bay Wines with leading brands such as Smirnoff, Johnny Walker, Bundaberg, Chivas Regal and Mumm. Over 15 years, Cara led multiple teams to success working in collaboration with some of Australia’s biggest retailers.

Born in Melbourne, Cara moved to Sydney in 2004 and now lives in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, is married to Sam and has 3 boys; Josh, 10, Billy, 5 & Max, 3, with another boy on the way, due in April. Cara also enjoys being active in the outdoors and has a keen interest in yoga, nutrition & cooking.

CorinneCorinne Canter - Head of Consulting, Human Synergistics

Jumping into employment as soon as she was legally able, Corinne has done everything from ring cash registers in the retail sector, to bluffing her way with a black thumb into a job at a florist; through to  creating  questionable culinary art with prawn cocktails, deep fried fish and fries in the hot steaming kitchens of the ‘Oyster Bar” at a local shopping centre!

All these jobs were instrumental in supporting Corinne while she completed studies majoring in special education and developmental psychology which would eventually lead to her first career working with adults with severe and profound intellectual disabilities and secondary psychiatric disabilities. These early formative years, while tough planted the seed for the innovation, pragmatism and resourcefulness her clients and colleagues have come to associate with Corinne. These early days taught her how to think in a way that generated possibilities when there didn’t seem to be any and taught her how to learn and pivot from failed experiments.

Since those formative early career years, Corinne has held a number of senior leadership roles in operations, sales, employee relations and organisational development in the telecommunications, banking and finance industries. Her passion is helping to unlock growth, help people and businesses open to new possibilities.

She is a published author and has had numerous articles published in Australian Financial Review and Women’s Agenda.

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