Landgate’s International Women’s Day event - Be bold for change

Landgate has celebrated International Women’s Day by challenging attendees to make changes that will benefit this generation as well as the future of our community.

It was the 20th year Landgate has held the breakfast event which featured guest speakers Jemma Green and Jaime Yallup Farrant.  The event began with a Welcome to Country by Noongar Elder Di Ryder who shared a powerful story about her mother who worked hard to bring up her family.

Ms Green is the co-founder and chair of Power Ledger, a start-up company that supports peer-to-peer energy trading of solar energy in apartments.  Ms Green shared her insights into the participation of women in the workplace. She said women are often disadvantaged professionally because they do not use effective language when articulating their skills and achievements.

Ms Green donated her speaker’s fee to Be the Change Australia, represented by Ms Yallup Farrant.  Be the Change Australia is not-for-profit group that works to empower and inspire the community to a sustainable, just and fulfilling future.

The global theme for International Women’s Day this year is ‘Be bold for change’ one which both speakers addressed in quite different ways.

Landgate Chief Executive Jodi Cant said her agency was passionate about innovation.

“New technologies are driving change in our world and we see innovation as a way of meeting challenges and seizing opportunities,” Ms Cant said.

“That’s why we established Landgate’s innovation hub SPUR which is guiding some of WA’s most dynamic entrepreneurs and working closely with them to bring their innovative ideas to life.

“We have a diverse workplace at Landgate and value the contributions of all our employees.”

Ms Cant also thanked the sponsors of the event the City of Swan and Sandalford Winery.

This page was last updated on: 09 Mar 2017