Women in IR Breakfast

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Women in IR Breakfast 2019

Join your colleagues for a substantial sit down breakfast with the stunning back drop of the Perth city skyline at Fraser’s Restaurant in Kings Park and listen to two successful female leaders speak about their careers.


Speakers include:


Hon Kate Doust MLC

President of the Legislative Council, Parliament of Western Australia

Member for the South Metropolitan Region



Ms Doust was elected President of the Legislative Council on 23 May 2017, the first woman to be elected as President of the Legislative Council in Western Australia.

She entered Parliament in 2001 representing the South Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council and was re-elected in 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2017 representing her constituents on a wide range of issues.

As a dedicated and hard-working parliamentarian in both opposition and Government, Ms Doust has contributed and participated in the extensive committee system of the Legislative Council, rose to be the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, held shadow minister portfolios – all of which contributing to her expertise, knowledge and public service in her current position as President of the Legislative Council.

Prior to entering Parliament Ms Doust’s extensive career in industrial relations included union official with the Shop Distributive Employees Association of WA (SDA) for seventeen years (1984 -2001) and a number of elected position including General Treasurer and member of the board of control of the SDA, member of the National Council of the SDA, Vice President of Unions WA, Board Member of WRAPS and an appointment as the Member of the State Training Board. Ms Doust has a keen interest in supporting women in the workplace and is a champion for women in science and technology. She will share the experiences of her professional journey in industrial relations and as a parliamentarian – the challenges for women in industrial relations political careers.



Dr Jemma Green, Executive Chairman and Cofounder Power Ledger

After completing a degree in finance, Jemma started her career in banking at J.P. Morgan in London. While there, she saw first hand the dilemmas and problems that came with bringing corporate social responsibility to the business world. Determined to find a way to fix what she felt was a broken system, Green decided to pursue a doctorate at Curtin University. She was awarded her PhD in 2015 for work on disruption in the electricity market, working also as a research fellow.

This work turned out to be the perfect segue to starting up her own business, a blockchain powered peer to peer energy and carbon credit trading platform called Power Ledger. The company is three years old and has projects in the US, Japan, Europe, Thailand and Australia.

Jemma is also an expert in residence at Curtin University helping with commercialisation of technology within the university and the Western Australian market and serves on the board of Water Corporation. Somehow she also found time to become Deputy Lord Mayor of Perth and a mother of two children.

Jemma helped set up Australia’s first fossil fuel free superannuation fund‎ and has sat on numerous boards championing sustainable business. She gives regular talks on technology and leadership in business and recently received the EY Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Jemma will be speaking about her rise to CEO in the very male dominated tech industry and her personal account of gas lighting in the workplace, what to look out for and what can be done to combat the silent epidemic.



Raffle prizes that you can win!

The event has been registered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation as an endorsed Pink Ribbon Breakfast.

On the day we will be selling raffle tickets with all proceeds raised to be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Some of the fabulous prizes on offer include:

  • COMO The Treasury – Shambhala Urban Escape, spa treatment voucher valued at $200
  • Wembley Golf Course – Golf and cart vouchers x 2
  • Boho & Prosecco – Date night package and celebratory prosecco (valued at $210)
  • Clear Mind Studio, Inglewood – Float voucher
  • Hylin, West Leederville – $50 café/bar voucher


You will also have the opportunity to win a beautiful pendant from Keiko Uno Jewellery as a door prize if you provide your details on arrival!




When: 7am registration for a 7.15am start, Wednesday 16 October 2019


Where: Fraser's Restaurant, Kings Park


Cost: $50 per ticket – IRSWA Member, $70 per ticket – non Member. There is a small surcharge for payments made by credit card.


To register: Registration is essential. Registration for individuals must be done online via the IRSWA website. You can register by clicking "register now" on the right hand side of the screen. Members need to login first to obtain the member price.


Important note: Groups of eight can book a table. Registration for groups is only available online. Once you have registered for a table of 8 please email with a list of the names of those attending. It is not possible to book part tables or accommodate more than 8 guests on a table.


Event Fee(s)

Event Fee(s)


Member - payment by bank transfer

$ 50.00

Non-member - payment by bank transfer

$ 70.00

Member - payment by credit card

$ 53.00

Non-member payment by credit card

$ 75.00

Table of 8 - payment by bank transfer

$ 440.00

Table of 8 - Payment by credit card

$ 454.00



October 16th, 2019 7:00 AM   through   9:30 AM
Member $ 50.00
Member w/Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 53.00
General public price (For payment by cheque or bank transfer only) $ 70.00
General public price w/ Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 75.00
Table of 8 (For payment by cheque or bank transfer only) $ 440.00
Table of 8 (For payment by credit card) $ 454.00