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Meet Our IWD Panellists

As part of our International Women's Day event, we are delighted to introduce the five incredible and dynamic MLC Collegians who will be making up our panel discussion. Each woman is a leader in her respective field and offers a unique perspective on this year's UN theme - Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

Georgie Carey, Moderator

 

Graduating from MLC in 2013, where she held the position of Deputy Head Prefect, Georgie has been the Deputy Mayor of Mosman Park since 2021. Georgie also serves on the MLC Foundation Board and was recently appointed to the Global Youth Committee at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. A passionate changemaker and global shaper, we are incredibly excited to have Georgie moderate this panel of esteemed MLC Collegians.

 

 

 

Emma Garlett

 

Emma has been using her voice to raise awareness about justice, law reform and ensuring First Nations people are involved in decisions which affect them. A proud First Nations woman, Emma is a regular contributor to The West Australian where she specialises in Indigenous Affairs. She has worked as a lawyer and is a sessional legal academic at Custin Law School. She holds appointments at other educational institutions across Australia and is an Industry Fellow at the Centre of Social Responsibility in Mining at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland. Emma also sits on the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth and Justice at Federation University.

Dr Katharine Giles

 

A current MLC parent and 1995 Collegian, Katharine is a medical doctor, mainly having worked within the surgical field. She is the Managing Director and Chief Executive of OncoRes Medical, which is focused on improving the accuracy of breast cancer surgery through the development of a novel imaging technology invented in WA. She is a venture partner at Brandon Capital Partners, which is devoted to developing and supporting Australian life sciences businesses. Katharine is also a Director of Sonic Healthcare and the federal government’s National Reconstruction Fund, which aims to boost Australian manufacturing capacity. In 2018, she was a Business News 40under40 award winner.

Nicolle Jenkins

 

A current MLC parent and 1990 Collegian, Nicolle is the Managing Director of The Hub Marketing Communications, which she started in 2005. With more than two decades of experience in the marketing and communications industry, she has worked with corporate and not-for-profit organisations across Australia. She is the Immediate Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and is a Director of SportWest and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Nicolle was a 40under40 award winner in 2012 and finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards in 2011.

Kate Kirwin

 

Graduating from MLC in 2010, Kate is the founder of She Codes Australia, which aims to teach women coding skills, help them enter technical careers and build a likeminded community. The recipient of the 2024 WA Young Australian of the Year, she is passionate about closing the gender gap in tech and empowering women in STEM. She has also contributed to the growth of Spacecubed, a start-up hub in Perth, was a Business News 40under40 award winner in 2021 and the Champion of Change winner at the 2022 Women in Digital Awards.

Join Us

Celebrate International Women’s Day with MLC at our Breakfast and Panel Discussion. As an all-girls’ school, we are passionate about supporting and equipping our students with the tools needed for success. At this event, you will have the chance to meet with members of our community and discuss the importance of this year’s theme.

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