Maile Carnegie – Break the stereotypes.
Former CEO of Google Australia and current group executive of digital banking at ANZ
In her previous role as Google Australia boss, Carnegie was responsible for strongly advocating for flexible working arrangements to allow for more women to enter the tech industry.
Carnegie is the opposite of the stereotypical banker (who has been predominantly male in the the past).
“I understand at some level that I need to dress like a banker so I will metaphorically put the grey flannel suit on,” she said. “But at my core I’m a girl from North Epping (in Sydney’s northwest) whose parents are teachers.”
Carnegie strongly believes in the future the Big Four will be reduced to the ‘Big Two’’. She feels that that ANZ will be one of those left standing through strong innovation, including working with those that may also be in league with their competitors.
Raelene Castle – Go where no woman has gone before.
CEO of NRL club Canterbury Bulldogs
Castle will depart Belmore at the end of this season after four years in one of the most stressful positions in Australian sport.
Rugby league has long been the domain of men, but the governing body has been making strong strides to change that with women officials and the Women in League round.
Castle embodies the changes sweeping through the locker rooms of the NRL, taking the helm of one of the game’s heavyweights in a period where the club made two grand finals.
“She’s taken us to a place we haven’t been,” Bulldogs board chairman Ray Dib said.”Since her appointment, female membership has gone to 38 per cent of new members. Two years ago, it was 23 per cent. She’s been a great coup for our club.”