19 October 2017

Last week JLT hosted its second ‘Women@JLT’ event which focused on females overcoming challenges in the workplace, inspiring over a 100 female JLT employees, clients, prospects and insurers with themes of courage and resilience.

Leading panelists Michelle Cowan, Senior Coach of Fremantle Football Club’s Women’s Team, Ricky Burges PSM, Chief Executive Officer of Western Australia Local Government Association, Jacomi Du Preez, Head of Risk and Assurance at South32 and Samantha Maddern, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, led an insightful panel discussion, encouraging women to “fight for fairness” and drive progression through the “intent versus impact” mindset.

Michelle Cowan, 2013 Football Woman of the Year, 2014 AFL DSR Coach of the Year and the first female WAFL assistant coach at West Perth, highlighted the need for women to identify “male champions of change” within the workplace who drive progression through the “intent versus impact” mindset. Male champions overtly and covertly offer assistance and support as we strive towards gender equality.

Commenting on a memorable evening, Naomi Carter, said: “It has been a pleasure and privilege to be involved in a positive initiative such as Women@JLT. This important event, supported and encouraged by all levels of JLT has the ability to drive real change, which is crucial, not just for our generation but for future generations of women.”

The successful event was hosted by Marion Hall, General Manager of JLT Construction in Western Australia, together with Naomi Carter, Account Executive of JLT Financial Lines Group, who shared their support for this initiative.

Marion Hall, said: “I am immensely proud of the progressive organisation that is JLT. The Women@JLT initiative has made a significant development towards highlighting gender equality and women’s progression in the workplace and I look forward to sustaining my commitment to this positive movement.”

Women@JLT is a national initiative born to support the amazing 659 women who work for JLT across Australia. It is a growing, thriving network to help over 600 women across Australia realise their full potential.