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Join Legacy WA for an International Womxn’s Day Breakfast at the Cottesloe Hotel.
Legacy WA has been in operation for nearly 100 years and exists to support the families of Veterans who have given their health or life to service. We do this through providing social programs and support, financial aid, education support and claims assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Historically, Legacy WA has been predicated on supporting the Widow’s of Veterans in times of hardship.
As we see the landscape of the community evolve, out programming needs to do the same.
Legacy WA now aims to enable the successful future of our beneficiaries and empower them to create that for themselves.
Instead of the notion that Legacy is only there in times of great need, we’re there throughout the journey. Through new programs, peer to peer support and other mechanisms, we will be there for a hand-up not a hand-out and challenge the stereotype of what a Legacy’s beneficiary look like.
The 2021 theme for International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge and within this this theme organisers have spoken about the importance of challenging gender stereotypes and bias.
This breakfast will be aligned with the release of our special International Women’s Day edition of the Legacy Times. In this edition, we have interviewed women in our community who are dedicated to supporting Legacy’s beneficiaries and creating a positive impact on the organisation.
We look forward to challenging along side you this International Womxns Day.
Speaker announcements coming soon.
Ms Bronwyn Barnes
Introducing our Key Note Speaker for International Womxn’s Day – Bronwyn Barnes!
Bronwyn has had more than 20 years’ experience in leading mining in Australia and overseas for companies ranging from BHP Billiton to emerging juniors in director, leadership and operational roles.
She is Executive Chair of ASX listed Indiana Resources Ltd and Non-Executive Director on the boards of Scorpion Minerals Ltd.
She is also a Chairman and Co-Founder of Legend Media Group and a non executive director of Synergy, Perth Racing and Aerison Engineering.
In 2015 Bronwyn received the Outstanding Women in Resources Award from the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy and Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources in the Women in Resources National Awards and in 2019 was inducted in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her contribution to the mining sector.
We are so excited to have Bronwyn as our Speaker and joining our Q&A Panel.
The next panelist for our International Women’s Day Breakfast is… Natasha Blycha!
Natasha leads Herbert Smith Freehills global digital law group with team members in the UK, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. She specialises in distributed ledger technology and smart legal contract advisory and creation. Natasha advises on ethics and governance through digitalisation as well as the regulation of virtual assets and digital twins.
Suzanne is a governance professional and director and leads the Board Advisory Service for the Executive Search Firm, Lester Blades.
Suzanne commenced her career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with postings to Austria and Mexico. Returning to Perth she joined the corporate office at Wesfarmers Limited in the Office of the CEO. Suzanne’s career then took her to Vietnam where she became the inaugural Director of Marketing & Communications for RMIT University’s campus in Saigon. Returning to Perth in 2007, Suzanne led the WA Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and established the international division of AICD during that time.
Suzanne is the independent Chair of Stanley College, a private international education provider and the Chair of the West Coast Fever, WA’s elite netball team in the Suncorp Super Netball Series. She is on the Board of the WA Cancer Council and the Australian British Chamber of Commerce WA Committee. She is also Patron of the WA Vietnam Business Council.
Lanai Scarr is the Federal Political Editor for The West Australian newspaper. She has worked in the competitive environment of the Canberra Press Gallery for close to 11-years and has been at the frontline of some of the biggest stories impacting Australians throughout that time.
During her career as a journalist Lanai has covered federal politics, business, women, families, mental health, childcare and much more. Lanai was made a ward of the state at age five and experienced significant tragedy in her childhood.
Her mother committed suicide when Lanai was aged seven and her father had a heart attack when she was 16. Lanai was determined not to let her past define her and has achieved success in the competitive media landscape along with her philanthropic work. Lanai has travelled the world with her writing, been on the frontline of election campaigns, leadership spills and natural disasters. She was a finalist for Scoop of The Year in 2015 for reporting exclusively on Barnaby Joyce’s threat to euthanise Johnny Depp’s dogs.
She was also a finalist in 2010 for Young Journalist of The Year. Lanai is now a mum of four, including five-year-old triplets and a seven-year-old.