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Empowered for Purpose

Discover how you can lead with purpose as a woman in the public sector

Is this event for you? 

Are you ready to unleash your potential and lead with purpose?

Are you a female in the public sector at a level 9/10, 11/12 or Band 1?

Do you want to build your professional networks with like-minded individuals?

Join us for an inspiring event designed exclusively for women in the public sector.

What will you gain?

Join our female for-purpose leader – Tanya Buchanan, CEO of Cancer Council Australia, as she shares personal journeys, successes, and even failures, offering you invaluable lessons to fuel your own path to success.

Tanya will also share her insights for women aspiring to leadership roles, as well as frank reflections on the challenges they face in their personal and professional lives.

Join us at Empowered for Purpose, embrace your potential and redefine what it means to lead with purpose as a woman in the public sector.

This event is an opportunity to network with likeminded women in the sector. Enjoy a light breakfast on arrival followed by an engaging and purposeful discussion with Tanya

This event is designed exclusively for women in the public sector working at 9/10, 11/12 or Band 1 levels. 


Sponsorship Acknowledgement

This is proudly sponsored by: 


Professor Tanya Buchanan BA(Hons) BSc(Nsg) MBA, PhD
Cancer Council Australia

Tanya Buchanan is Cancer Council Australia’s Chief Executive Officer. Tanya is an experienced professional who joined Cancer Council Australia in November 2020 and brings many years’ experience in public health to her role at Cancer Council Australia.

Tanya has a proven track record in leading organisations to improve health outcomes, having held roles as Chief Executive Officer of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) in Wales and most recently Chief Executive Officer of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, a position she held for five years.

Tanya commenced her career as a nurse, working in oncology and neurosurgery. She has also worked for Red Cross Blood Service Australia, in academia, local government and the voluntary sector.
Tanya is an Honorary Professor of Practice, School of Health & Society (Public Health), University of Wollongong and holds a PhD on tobacco control in Australia. She also holds an MBA in Health Services Administration, a first-class honours degree in English & Comparative Literature and a Bachelor of Science (Nursing), as well as a range of vocational qualifications.

Christine Jones
Holding Redlich


How to register

If you are a NSW public sector employee, click here to become an Affiliate member free of charge.


Event Details 


 07:00AM – 09:00AM (AEST/AEDT)


 Friday 10 November 2023


 Holding Redlich
 formerly MLC Centre, Level 65/25 Martin Pl,   Sydney NSW 2000


 Pro Members and Affiliate Member: $25/person 
 Non-members: $50/person

Be at your best, for NSW. 
Register now to secure your spot.

Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partners.
Friday, 10 November 2023
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Holding Redlich
Formerly MLC Centre, Level 65/25 Martin Pl, Sydney
Sydney NSW 2000
Professional Member $25, Affiliate Members $25, Non Member $50
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