The Industrial Relations Society of WA is excited to announce the annual Women in IR Breakfast will be held on Friday 21 October 2022. Join us for the breakfast’s 10th anniversary at the Ritz Carlton, Perth overlooking stunning Elizabeth Quay and Swan River.
This event is also a registered Pink Ribbon Breakfast, with $5 from each ticket going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Breakfast theme “Work Health and Safety: the Impact of Psychosocial Hazards on Women in the Workplace”. The event will focus on how the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA) has, and will continue to change the safety and IR landscape in workplaces, particularly for women.
The event will share the experiences and insight of three incredible women, honouring us with attending as guest speakers.
ABBEY BEAUMONT, Deputy President, Fair Work Commission
Abbey was appointed to the position of Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission in August 2017, and chairs the Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal.
Prior to her appointment she worked as the Human Resources Corporate and Employee Relations Manager at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, and sat on the Board Reference Group for the Australian Mines and Minerals Association and the Industrial Relations Advisory Group for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.
Abbey has worked in both private practice and government as a legal advisor.
SALLY NORTH, Acting Commissioner, Worksafe
Sally North leads a directorate of WorkSafe inspectors working in human factors, occupational hygiene, plant and engineering, and in the industries of the public sector and related industries, retail and service industries.
Sally has qualifications in science, business administration and occupational hygiene, and is involved in the implementation of WA’s work health and safety laws and national discussions on work health and safety.
ALISON PRESTON, Professor of Economics, UWA Business School
Alison joined UWA in 2013 as a Winthrop Professor of Economics in the UWA Business School. Her research interests are in gendered aspects of employment, pension savings and financial literacy. She teaches in the areas of micro-economics and public policy.
She’s a member of UWA’s Academic Board, an Associated Editor of the Economic Record, a member of the Industrial Relations editorial board, Vice-President of the WA Branch of the Economic Society of Australia and a member of the National Economic Panel. During her professional career she has held many senior leadership roles including as Deputy Dean of the UWA Faculty of Business, Director of the Curtin Graduate School of Business, Deputy Chair of Academic Board (at Curtin University). She has also served on numerous advisory bodies including the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), consulted for various industry bodies and held visiting appointments at the ILO in Geneva.
This event includes a full-sit down breakfast. Registration and entrance will commence from 6:30am, for a 6:50am start to proceedings.
Please ensure that details of attendees are entered when purchasing tickets, with dietary requirements to be confirmed for the venue to cater to individual needs.
To access the member price ($50 per ticket), you should make sure you are logged into the IRSWA website with your account. If you have not logged into the new site, please try entering your email address to reset your password.