10 March 2021 – Commonwealth Bank private hosted an International Women’s Day lunch for ACBC Vic members and friends. It was a sell-out event at their beautiful venue in Docklands, Melbourne.
Our guest speakers were Claire Woodley (General Manager, Commonwealth Bank Victoria), Dr Janine Kirk AM (Chair, Phoenix Australia) and Maggie Zhou (Managing Director, Alibaba Group Australia & New Zealand).
In a relaxed and conversational format, ACBC Vic CEO, Virginia Birrell encouraged the speakers to share their experiences and wisdom with guests. The audience was well engaged and keen to learn as much as possible from these leaders of industry. The clear and honest advice on taking a chance and overcoming fear of new situations was well received.
The speakers agreed they had not planned their career paths and had adapted as new situations as they arose and as opportunities presented themselves. They agreed having an advisor or mentor is helpful when assessing whether to take the next career step and equally, strong networks are extremely beneficial.
A delightful way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021. we are grateful to Commonwealth Bank Private, Jene Liu and Claire Woodley for their generous hosting of this luncheon.