Brilliant Women Global
A purpose driven network enabling people with shared values of diversity and inclusion to make strategic connections.

BWG brings you key decision makers and strategic connections in a trusted environment. Thought leaders spearhead our events, engaging conversations around best practises.

Our Patrons
Janine Kirk AM
Chair Phoenix Australia
Founding CEO The Prince's Trust Australia
Former CEO Committee for Melbourne
Chair The Melbourne Prize Trust
Chair, Tourism Victoria

Partner at Ernst & Young

Member of the Order of Australia
Monash University Vice Chancellor Professorial Fellow
Deborah Thomas
The Australian Women's Weekly
Deborah is one of few women to have run an ASX200 company, as CEO of Ardent Leisure Group, with a market cap of $1B.
ASX is our premium sponsor. We have corporate sponsorship packages to promote your diversity and inclusion agenda.

Events
Expert Panel Q&A
Rob Gell AM, Dr. Amanda Caples, and Victor Perton, share views on climate change and sustainability.

Tiffany Cherry is our moderator.
Wed, 21 Aug
14 Queens Rd
Melbourne
Good Governance
Inclusion and diversity are intrinsic to effective leadership on boards and in society.

We are a voice for inclusion and diversity.
Ambassadors
Matt Levy OAM
Westpac
Australia Day Ambassador
Westpac International Disability Day Ambassador
2014 Awarded Order of Australia Medal for sport (OAM)
UN International Day of Disabled Persons Ambassador.
Are you seeking a board role?
Our founder Joseph Ghaly will work with you to develop strategic connections with people of influence to advance your professional aspirations.
Sydney networking event
Another highly engaging Brilliant Women event enjoyed by 20 people including 3 very much appreciated speakers from IPsoft, Xmirus and The Institute for Economics and Peace. The speakers were, Andrew Winlaw VP IPsoft, Louise Vlatko MD Xmirus, and Charles Allen International Director The Institute for Economics and Peace.

OVO Boteco, 26 March 2019
Mentoring
We mentor young adults who naturally benefit from the inclusion and diversity agenda, and emerge as leaders in our society.
Our not-for-profit partner
Phoenix Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma.
A lunch with Nadav Tamir, Director of The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, Israel
The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (located in Jaffa, Israel) furthers the vision of people in the Middle East working together to build peace through socio-economic cooperation and development.

We thank Nadav Tamir who shared his vast experience with our members on the work undertaken to bring inclusion, peace and prosperity to this complex region of the world.

No 35, Sofitel Melbourne, Feb 2019
Some of our brilliant members...
Angela Pippos
Member
Angela is a journalist, television presenter, radio personality, author and MC. She left her native South Australia in 1997 to pursue a sports journalism career with the ABC in Melbourne. She's best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News for almost a decade.
Nerida Conisbee
Member
Chief Economist at REA Group

Nerida is one of Australia's leading property experts, providing regular commentary for SkyNews and a wide range of Australian media outlets including digital, print, television and radio. She also provides content for REA Group's websites including realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au
Samantha Read
Member
CEO Chemistry Australia

Samantha is an accomplished and versatile senior professional with diversified skills and experience in directorship, business and stakeholder management, strategy development, business planning, government relations, procurement, manufacturing and industrial research developed over more than 25 years in Australia's chemicals and plastics, biofuels, automotive and steel industries. Samantha has worked in large corporate organisations such as BHP and GM Holden, and more recently as a CEO in industry associations.
Dr Amanda Caples
Member
Victoria's Lead Scientist

A graduate of the University of Melbourne with a PhD in pharmacology, Amanda joined the Victorian public service in 2002 as the inaugural Director of Biotechnology. She was later appointed Executive Director Science and Technology to drive the state's science agenda, developing industry strategies, research health initiatives, regulatory and legislative scientific reforms and cementing international alliances.
Brilliant Young Women
Leading the way in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM)
In a competition that is truly global in scale, more than 17,000 schools in 44 nations are competing for the F1 in Schools championship crown, to design and build their own Formula One model car. The idea is to see whose F1 model is quickest in a battle of aerodynamics, rolling resistance, weight and friction.

At Albert Park College, just a few blocks away from the famous Albert Park Formula One circuit in Melbourne, resides the headquarters of Troop Athena.

Rebecca Seel, the STEM Leader at Albert Park College, nurtures confidence of Troop Athena (in the once male arena).
Joseph Ghaly
Founder
Joe's vision focuses on the impact of inclusion and diversity on Boards and other decision-making bodies. Joe has an innate ability to mobilize people of diverse talent and shared values to resolve complex issues.

Joe was the incumbent Director of Mobile Internet with Ericsson Telecommunications and High-Speed Broadband Solutions in the Americas during the Dotcom era, after a period as Global
Director of Value Based Selling with Ericsson Corporate University in Stockholm. He later served as CSIRO State Relationship Manager Victoria. Joe has enjoyed many years as a Trusted Advisor to senior executives and their organisations, driving inclusion and diversity as the strategic approach to new markets and commercial opportunities.
Role Models
Role models give us belief that we too can succeed in our field of endeavour be it corporate, startup, STEM, health, education, sport, politics, activism, or community service.

For women searching for a contemporary role model balancing the pressing needs of a young family against the relentless demands of executive office, we can think of no person more inspiring than our very own Jo Mikleus.
Jo Mikleus
Member

Chief Risk Officer
Latitude Financial Services

Former CEO RUBIX.
Former Chief of Staff to ANZ Bank's CEO.
Director, Victorian Fintech Hub Advisory Board. Chairperson, Brilliant Women Global Advisory Board.

Jo is currently the CRO at Latitude, jointly reporting to the CEO and Chairman of the Risk Committee. The role is responsible for leading the strategic oversight of the entire risk management landscape within Latitude, while creating a risk-aware culture throughout the organisation. The role balances risk and governance through decision making and risk appetite formulation across inter alia Credit, Capital, Markets, Technology, Regulations, Conduct and Fraud.

Having led a diverse range of large businesses at ANZ, been CEO of fast-growing tech scale-up at RUBIX., and now Chief Risk Officer at Latitude, Jo has demonstrated strengths & skills in: driving growth; improving shareholder value (in public, private & PE-backed companies), risk & governance; strategy development; stakeholder management; organisational & cultural change; and business innovation. She consistently outperforms by cleverly integrating data/analytics and machine learning/AI with business strategy, to achieve strong commercial outcomes.

Jo is a keen supporter of entrepreneurialism, growth, disruptive innovation, business leadership, global expansion, customer & employee experience, as well as culture, inclusion, diversity, and wellbeing. She is known for being positive, principled & passionate.
Jo Mikleus
Member

Chief Risk Officer
Latitude Financial Services

Former CEO RUBIX.
Former Chief of Staff to ANZ Bank's CEO.
Director, Victorian Fintech Hub Advisory Board. Chairperson, Brilliant Women Global Advisory Board.

Jo is currently the CRO at Latitude, jointly reporting to the CEO and Chairman of the Risk Committee. The role is responsible for leading the strategic oversight of the entire risk management landscape within Latitude, while creating a risk-aware culture throughout the organisation. The role balances risk and governance through decision making and risk appetite formulation across inter alia Credit, Capital, Markets, Technology, Regulations, Conduct and Fraud.

Having led a diverse range of large businesses at ANZ, been CEO of fast-growing tech scale-up at RUBIX., and now Chief Risk Officer at Latitude, Jo has demonstrated strengths & skills in: driving growth; improving shareholder value (in public, private & PE-backed companies), risk & governance; strategy development; stakeholder management; organisational & cultural change; and business innovation. She consistently outperforms by cleverly integrating data/analytics and machine learning/AI with business strategy, to achieve strong commercial outcomes.

Jo is a keen supporter of entrepreneurialism, growth, disruptive innovation, business leadership, global expansion, customer & employee experience, as well as culture, inclusion, diversity, and wellbeing. She is known for being positive, principled & passionate.
We put you forward for Board and Executive roles
Corporations and organisations SEEK board candidates from Brilliant Women to meet their inclusion quotas for women.

We recently put forward 5 members as candidates for vacant board positions of an AFL club. We also submitted 5 members for vacant board roles of a national peak body.

Join us to access key decision makers in Australia and fulfill your aspirations.


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