About BWG

Brilliant Women Global is a purpose driven network connecting professionals who share the values of diversity and inclusion.

BWG drives and celebrates diversity and inclusion in corporate life.

Diversity and inclusion drive economic growth and social well being. The hallmark of Brilliant Women Global is enabling diversity and inclusion to lift performance in our economy and society.

Events feature inspiring global subject matter experts who share our vision of effective leadership, diversity and inclusion.

We invite you to become a member, enabling your connections with BWG members, who share your values of diversity and inclusion.

Benefits of corporate membership with Brilliant Women Global
  • Access talent across industry sectors
  • Align your brand of diversity and inclusion with Brilliant Women Global
  • Diagnose and roadmap your organisational culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Attend Brilliant Women Global events, feature your organisation

Benefits of individual membership with Brilliant Women Global

  • Develop your network of professional and personal connections
  • Attend Brilliant Women Global events
  • A mentoring session each month.
Enquire about membership and sponsorship packages:
joe@brilliantwomenglobal.com

Brilliant Women Global
Connect. Collaborate. Communicate.
Paul Roos, Janine Kirk and Ana Marinkovic discuss diversity and inclusion

An insightful interview by Paul Roos founder of Performance by Design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvJvFosRdi8

Paul Roos and Gerard Murphy interviewed Janine Kirk AM patron of Brilliant Women Global and Ana Marinkovic Advisory Board member of Brilliant Women Global.

Janine Kirk is Chair of Phoenix Australia and former CEO of The Prince's Trust.
Ana Marinkovic is an Executive General Manager at NAB.

Janine and Ana shared their inspirational experience of diversity and inclusion, and how these values are relevant to organisational culture.

If you wish to boost your professional connections with people who share your values of diversity and inclusion check brilliantwomenglobal.com or contact joe@brilliantwomenglobal.com
Brilliant Women Global is holding our next event on Thursday 24th March at The Vincent Hotel 111 Victoria Parade, Albert Park in Melbourne 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Brilliant Women Global - Strength in leadership
Brilliant Women Global is proudly hosting our comeback event after Melbourne lockdowns, on 24th March 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Our firm belief is that diversity and inclusion are pillars of strong leadership. Diversity and inclusion are essential to corporate life and the well being of society at large.

Our format features guests sharing their stories of diversity and inclusion, spearheaded by leaders who are advocates of diversity and inclusion in corporate life and the community.

Ticket bookings, limited numbers: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/brilliant-women-gl...
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
former editor-in-chief 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.
Strategic alliances of Brilliant Women Global

The Helen Clark Foundation
Patron
The Right Honourable Helen Clark
  • Former three term Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group

Building on the lifetime of public service by patron Rt Hon.Helen Clark, The Helen Clark Foundation contributes to policy debates to achieve a more inclusive, sustainable, and peaceful society. They are non-partisan.

https://helenclark.foundation/
Our not-for-profit partner of choice
Phoenix Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma.
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Upcoming event
Professional Women's Network, Brilliant Women Global and Centre for Optimism:
After Deconfinement: What's Next?
Will we emerge as more learned and more effective leaders following the pandemic?

How do we maintain our optimistic outlook?
Brilliant Women Global is leading the diversity and inclusion agenda, featuring the impact of women in leadership.
About this Event
The world has been going through a collective trauma. As restrictions start to ease up in Europe and Australia/NZ and we start to emerge from deconfinement (France) and lockdown (Australia), we wanted to continue our focus on Optimism and the unexpected personal and professional changes and opportunities that have arisen.

This is Optimism Cafe Take 2 for the Professional Women's Network Nice Cote d'Azur (France), Brilliant Women Global, and the Centre for Optimism.

While COVID-19 has become the proving ground for innovation and digital transformation from a technology point of view as we all adapt to virtual meetings and webinars, it is also becoming clear that it is also a people transformation. Humanity as a tribe is coming together to address a common external threat for the first time in history. People had to trust in each other to do the right thing and stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Government and business leaders have had to step up and lead with composure based on data and science in a rapidly changing and unpredictable new world.

How will this sense of trusting and caring for others and authentic leadership continue after the crisis?

How do we lead with optimism and kindness as we emerge into a new normal?

What challenges will we face?

Join us, for an Optimism Cafe to discuss these questions with a spirit of realistic optimism.
https://www.centreforoptimism.com/event-3827987
Webinar
May 20th
8pm AEST
Past events
International Women's Day 2020
An equal world is an enabled world.
Brilliant Women Global is leading the diversity and inclusion agenda, featuring the impact of women in leadership.
Brilliant Women Global celebrates International Women's Day, featuring women in leadership and diversity in your organisation.

About this Event

Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate with Brilliant Women Global on International Women's Day.

We welcome you to the Brilliant Women Global gala event at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Sunday 8th March 2020.

Our theme is aligned with International Women's Day globally 'Equality for Humanity'.

Does your organisation drive best practices in Diversity and Inclusion?

Hosts
Tiffany Cherry and Mimi Kwa

Speakers
Janine Kirk AM Chair Phoenix Australia
Kieren Perkins OAM 4 time Olympic medalist
Sujata Raman MAICD MD Abercombie & Kent Asia
Paul Roos AFL legend, Director Nurture Her

Engage in conversations with our speakers on the Q&A panel.

Special preview
BWG partner Diversity Atlas provides an overview of their world leading tool to diagnose and report on Diversity and Inclusion (Humanity) at your organisation.

Sponsors are welcome
Contact: Joseph Ghaly 0402 897879, joe@brilliantwomenglobal.com

Event details
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/international-wome...

# EqualityforHumanity #brilliantwomenglobal #diversity #inclusion


8th March
11:30am-2:30pm
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Some of our brilliant members and mentors
Jo Mikleus
Chair Brilliant Women Global Advisory Board

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
Chair Brilliant Women Global Advisory Board

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.
Sandy Chakravarty
CFO State Trustees
Non-Executive Director
Brilliant Women Global Advisory Board
Tiffany Cherry
Australian sports broadcaster, best known as the AFL's first female boundary rider on the original Fox Footy. Tiffany co-hosted the Foxtel 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Brilliant Women Global Advisory Board
Dr Amanda Caples
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.
Samantha Read
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.
Nerida Conisbee
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
Angela Pippos
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.
Rita Vago
Trade Commissioner of Hungary

Rita is the Melbourne based Trade Commissioner representing Hungary since 2015. Her professional background is in commercial banking where she accumulated over ten years experience in corporate finance and international syndicated lending. Rita holds a bachelor of Business Management of Management International by ESSCA France and master in international banking.

Rita speaks fluent English, French and Hungarian.


Joseph Ghaly
Founder and CEO
Joe focuses on Diversity and Inclusion for organisational growth and social change.

Joe has an ability to mobilise people of diverse talent at all levels, to resolve complex issues.

Joe was the incumbent Director of Mobile Internet with Ericsson Telecommunications during the Dotcom era, after a period as Global Director of Value Based Selling and Cross Cultural Communication with Ericsson Global University.

He later served as CSIRO State Relationship Manager Victoria.

Joe has 20 years as a Trusted Advisor to Boards, senior executives and their organisations, driving Diversity and Inclusion as the strategic approach to new markets and commercial opportunities.
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