Breaking barriers: creating change for women in leadership

Hosted by ANU College of Business and Economics

Join ANU alumnae who are leading the way in their respective fields. From CEOs to politicians, these women have shattered glass ceilings and continue to pave the way for future generations.

Learn from their experiences and hear their stories of triumph over adversity. Discover how they overcame challenges and obstacles, and how they continue to push the boundaries of what's possible. 

Hosted by ANU College of Business and Economics, this event will feature a Q&A session with a panel of CBE alumnae who will share how their ANU degrees prepared them for experiences and challenges in their careers, and what we can all do to facilitate meaningful change. They will be answering your questions and sharing tips for success for aspiring women in business – both in Canberra and around the world.


Donisha is Strategic Policy Advisor and former Chief Operating Officer at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health. Prior to this she was the General Manager, Indigenous Kidney Health at Kidney Health Australia, and is also a former Visiting Research Fellow at the ANU Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute. She is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

Prior to EY, Cherelle was Chief Economist at Austrade, helping guide Australian Government policy in trade, foreign investment and tourism. Cherelle also spent 15 years at ANZ Bank, having started her career as an economic research analyst at the Reserve Bank of Australia. She also worked as a journalist for the Australian Financial Review. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Tang is the Head of Australia and New Zealand for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. She was previously appointed the first Chief Circular Economist for NSW Circular and held various senior executive roles in the NSW Government. Prior to joining the public sector, she was Head of Policy and Research with the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Rachel is the Co-founder and Managing Director of RHL Ventures, a multi-family private investment firm that focuses on ASEAN-linked start-ups as well as small and medium-sized companies across Southeast Asia. She serves on a number of Boards, including Caring Pharmacy, Privasia Technology Berhad, GNC Holdings, Glife Technologies Pte Ltd, Signature Market and Kementerian Belia Dan Sukan in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2008, she was named in the list of 50 people who are Redefining the Way We Live by Business Times Singapore.

Date: Thursday 23 March 2023

Time: 12–1pm

Location: Zoom webinar


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