Chair, Roselynne Anderson
An educator with 45 years experience in Australia and New Zealand. Roselynne is the National President of the Association of Women Educators (AWE) and has been a member for over twenty years, involved in AWE Brisbane Branch and National Executive in a range of voluntary positions. In this role, Roselynne advocates strongly for the local, state, national and international issues affecting women and girls in education. Roselynne, in her employment, is a Special School Principal funded to be the full time President of the Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders (QASEL). She holds membership of a number of professional associations and organisations, and is an inaugural Board member of the Australian Special Education Principals Association (ASEPA) representing special education issues for Queensland on the national and international agenda. Roselynne’s diverse experiences and knowledge of the Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) processes and policies are an asset in seeking provision of solutions for Special Education Leaders and the effective implementation of Special Education programs that cater for the diversity of needs across all settings in Queensland.
Roselynne continues to be a member of eS4W economic Security 4 Women, since its’ inception in the early 2000s as a Secretariat under the Federal Minister for Women, representing AWE, but also actively advocating for education as a key factor in ensuring lifelong economic security throughout the life cycle for girls and women.
Vice Chair, Christine Hepburn
Christine’s professional life has been dedicated to being a catalyst for positive change.
To inspire, motivate and empower people to take action toward their full potential; to live their brand from the inside out through positive cultural change.
She believes we are innately wired to want to learn and grow and in order to reach our full potential, often all we need is the right knowledge, and a catalyst to help us turn that knowledge into motivated action.
Collaborative in approach, Christine utilises a strategic blend of consulting, facilitating, training, coaching and behavioural analysis, tailored to suit specific outcomes.
Christine’s areas of passion and interest link beautifully with those of her professional world and life experiences.
Considering it a privilege and a pleasure, she advocates and serves for women’s issues through her associations – as Area 5 (Tasmania) Director 2016-2018 of Zonta International; as President of the Zonta Club of Launceston; as a member of the Tasmanian Women’s Council for six years and Chair for two; As a member of eS4W; and Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council Tasmania northern region.
Dianne believes in empowerment through knowledge. Building confidence in your financial world. With over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Planning profession, and over 10 years as a practicing Certified Financial Planner, Dianne’s specialist qualifications include Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and Direct shares. She has also held senior roles in funds management, insurance, superannuation; and now is the Director of Jade Financial Group. A family orientated business, working hard to provide Clients with, honest, long term financial advice in order to turn their goals into reality.
In 2010 Dianne founded the Jade Kids Foundation – a not for profit organisation helping our next generation to make better money choices for a secure financial future.
Dianne is a proud member of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and in 2012 and 2013 was a Finalist in the AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award. Now Dianne sits on the board as the AFA’s Queensland Director, helping to provide its members with a voice and to continually improve practices. Particularly, Dianne is committed to improving Financial Literacy and leads the AFA Financial Literacy Working Group on important issues for women and our elderly.
Dianne is an active member of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce, and in 2014 Jade FG was awarded the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award. She has previously been a finalist in the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. More recently Dianne and Jade FG have qualified as “Most Trusted Adviser” status from the Beddoes Institute, voted by our clients.
Sandra Cook is currently the Alumni Relations Officer with Edith Cowan University. Experience drawn from both the private and NFP sectors allows her to support graduates as they build and extend their careers. With an extensive background in sales, management, marketing and journalism Sandra offers support in events, professional development, mentoring and networking. Her special interests of gender equity, particularly with women and work, continue to be at the forefront of her not for profit work, both through BPW Australia and economic Security4Women.
Maryanne joined The Smith Family in 2008 as Strategic Resource Manager, and in 2009 was appointed as National Manager, VIEW.
As National Manager VIEW, Maryanne drives the strategic direction and works closely with the VIEW National Executive and National Council of biennially elected office holders, all of whom are volunteers and represent the 16,672 VIEW members throughout metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.
Maryanne has accumulated more than 20 years experience in a corporate environment, the health industry and not-for-profit organisations. She commenced her career as a commercial lawyer and practised in leading law firms in Sydney and Melbourne before moving into business management. Her qualifications include: BA, LLB, MBA and Diploma in Labour Relations and the Law.
Terese has represented the plight of single mothers affected by poverty, hardship and/or domestic violence. Her connection and knowledge is authentic, and a product of working directly with mothers across Australia. Terese has lodged the first individual complaint (CEDAW) accepted by the United Nations, produced a documentary which gives voice to woman in hardship, and has policy expertise in the area of child support and income assistance. A past Deputy President of ACOSS, a current PHD Candidature, holds an MPA and has a Company Directors Certificate.