$75.00 – $475.00
** Early Bird tickets will expire on 30th June 2019 ***
Our exceptional South Australian leaders will share stories of their career opportunities, setbacks, the scary bits and the celebrations. You’ll discover the things they did to shape their success and what each is doing to live their best life today.
The third Opt In and Stand Out forum for 2019 is sure to be a massive hit. Our goal is to invite inspiring South Australian women who have a compelling story to tell about their own challenges, professional highs (and lows), learnings and dreams for the future. Audiences truly appreciate the intimacy of the group size and the Speakers’ honest reflections, candour and inspiration.
Past Opt In and Stand Out speakers have included: Dr Fiona Kerr, Natasha Malani, Jess Trengove, Bronwyn Klei, Hon Rebekha Sharkie MP, Elaine Bensted, Amelia Mulcahy and Dr Ysabella Van Sebille.
Meet our speakers
Sharyn has a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of communities through the delivery of high quality community services and programs. In her current joint roles as CEO of Meals on Wheels South Australia and President of Meals on Wheels Australia, she harnesses the energy of more than 7,000 volunteers through 81 branch outlets to deliver ‘more than just a meal’ to thousands of South Australians every weekday.
A former Telstra Businesswoman of the Year finalist, Sharyn is leading a transformation of Meals on Wheels to expand its social impact through new service models and markets. Sharyn’s career has focused on helping older people and people with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their own homes. First as an occupational therapist, then as an allied health manager, and now as leader of an iconic charity. She loves leading Meals on Wheels at a state and national level because their work tangibly nourishes the bodies and souls of consumers and volunteers, and strengthens communities.
Before reinventing herself as a gin distiller, Nicole worked for many years as a patrol officer in South Australia. She was introduced to the police fraternity through her love of music; joining the Band of South Australian Police after university, where she travelled the globe playing her instrument of choice, the French horn.
After close to a decade in the police force, Nicole dabbled in a few different things before pursuing one of her greatest passions – gin. While her career in distilling has only just begun (her gins have won 21 medals around the world in just 9 months!), the drinkability of her gins suggests she’s a natural, and Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers is in good hands.
Dr. Kristin Alford
Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the Director of MOD. at the University of South Australia. MOD. is an immersive museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired. Kristin leads a team dedicated to creating dynamic, changing exhibitions showcasing the edge of knowledge and emerging technologies. MOD. opened in May 2018 to surprise and delight young adults, opening new possibilities and pathways so that we can all live prosperously and sustainably.
Prior to this role, Kristin was the founding director of foresight agency Bridge8, facilitating futures and engagement on water sustainability, nanotechnology, health, advanced manufacturing, clean technologies and climate futures for government, corporates and not-for-profits.
She is a member of the Radio Adelaide Board and the Inspiring South Australia Steering Group. She was the inaugural licensee and host of TEDxAdelaide and has held prior board positions with Study Adelaide, Annesley College Council and the Australian Network for Art and Technology.
Kristin has had various careers in engineering, human resources, strategy and product development for companies including BHP Billiton, Ansett-Air New Zealand, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and Nanotechnology Victoria. She holds a PhD in process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.