Diann Rodgers-Healey

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Diann Rodgers-Healey

Director, Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW)

About Me

Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey is the Director of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) which she founded in 2000. Diann has enabled ACLW’s distinctive identity in the pursuit of its vision to ENGAGE – TRANSFORM – RECOGNISE women through researching and publishing on pertinent national issues which concern women’s equality and leadership; contributing to national policy reform for women’s equality; and recognising and awarding individuals and organisations across Australia who advocate for women. So far through ACLW there have been 80 (individuals/organisations) recipients of ACLW’s four national awards programs. Diann has led teams of community and industry leaders to participate in the national awards program, presented on women’s leadership issues and facilitated public discussions with gender and diversity experts. She has designed a suite of focused resources for established and emerging leaders and ACLW’s national Membership. ACLW’s supporters include leading experts, politicians and business executives.

Diann is an Executive Business Coach and Mentor. She has coached and mentored women and men, middle and senior managers, to advance and sustain authentic and transformational leadership and improve organisational cultures. As a strategic facilitator, Diann has collaboratively worked with executive teams, middle management and junior staff to develop vision and mission objectives based on consultation and analysis.

Diann has held positions of leadership and management in Sydney and London in Education, Business and the not-for-profit sector and lectures in Management at the University of Wollongong. Her other academic appointments are Adjunct Professor at The Cairns Institute of James Cook University and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Business Well-Being (AIBWB) at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

Diann is the author of several books including Considerations for Australia’s next woman Prime Minister, Abandoning Leadership for a better way of being for women and men and has edited and co-authored the book, Can Merit and/or Quotas achieve Gender Equality in Australia?

In 2015, Diann was awarded the University of Wollongong Alumni Award for Social Impact. In 2014, she was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2014 by The Australian Financial Review and Westpac. In 2013, she was the Finalist in the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Award. In 2009 she was the recipient of the International Alliance of Women (TIAW) 100 World of Difference Awards for ‘contributions to the economic empowerment of women in the community.’

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Education (MEd)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Diploma in Education (DipEd)
Graduate Certificate in Business Coaching (GCertBusCoach)

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