Travels from: ACT
CEO, Executive, and maker of change in the areas of equity, diversity, domestic violence, mental health and homelessness
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
A passionate and active supporter of many agencies in the areas of equity, diversity, domestic violence, mental health and homelessness, her continued success as a CEO and executive of multiple organisations and her assistance across so many areas was recognised with the 2016 Queensland Telstra Businesswomen’s Award for Social Enterprise.
Penelope embodies excellence. A leader in pushing boundaries for women in leadership, gender equality and social innovation as well as a serial entrepreneur, businesswoman, and community ambassador. Not to mention, she’s had nearly eleven years of experience with the Royal Australian Navy.
Penelope now offers the tools to her tremendous success to you. Whether you want to get more enjoyment from the path you're on or completely over-haul your life, you'll learn valuable tools to map out a plan, achieve your biggest goals and overcome any challenge. This discussion combines insightful advice with powerful questions to help you dig beneath your deepest fears and enjoy more of what you've longed for — in your work, relationships, and life.
Her wit and hugely enchanting stage presence are unmatched. With a plethora of valuable skills and tools at her disposal, Penelope is an outstanding keynote presenter, and she’s available for bookings now.
Build A Better You: Building resilience and overcoming adversity
Resilience is that amazing skill that helps you recover quickly from difficulties. If you are resilient, then when life knocks you down, you bounce back and sometimes, stronger than before. So how do you become a resilient person? This discussion combats difficult topics using my life story, including working in male dominated industries, domestic violence, and mental health. I outline how a ‘breakdown can be a break through’, by overcoming adversity and building resilience.
Business and government leaders do not need to look far into the future to see the new wave of digital disruption headed towards them. It is already here, transforming the way companies and agencies operate and how they engage with their customers. This presentation discusses technological trends and their impact on society and industry and aims to provide thought leadership on the need for continued innovation and collaboration between industry and organisations in order to survive the rapidly changing global climate.
Finding purpose and passion - What is your why?
A discussion that will touch, move and inspire; it is all about making powerful choices to live a life that you love. This is about putting meaning in your work, discovering your passion, learning about positivity – sticking with it and being persistent… and ultimately fulfilling on your true purpose. Knowing what drives you will give you the platform for a rich and wonderful experience of life.
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
All people are capable of being an amazing leader, but in order to do so, they must become comfortable with being uncomfortable and to live and lead a life with courage to thrive. This presentation discusses how to find your authentic leadership style, the best ways to counter unconscious bias, conquering Imposter Syndrome and how to build the capacity and confidence to ‘lean in’ and lead well.
What is leadership and how does one learn it? Can it be learnt or is it part of our DNA? During this discussion, we try to understand what success looks like from a leadership perspective, emotional intelligence and leadership, Drawbridge vs Rapunzel Leaders, leadership styles, essential qualities of an effective leader, how to develop 21st century critical thinkers and what it takes to be a senior executive.
Make your mark
Whether you want to get more enjoyment from the path you're on or completely over-haul your life, you'll learn valuable tools to map out a plan, achieve your biggest goals and overcome any challenge. This discussion combines insightful advice with powerful questions to help you dig beneath your deepest fears and enjoy more of what you've longed for — in your work, relationships and life
Skills of the future
Education of any kind is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world; it is a critical investment in ones future. This presentation discusses the importance of education and particular skills needed for the future. It can also focus on the requirements to increase the uptake of STEM at school and post-school, particularly with women.
Great to hear Penelope present this and hear her remarkable story of grit fuelled by passion and determination
Penelope’s presentation was moving and her message was strong. We had people at the event to support participants as her presentation was able to provide a supportive environment for anyone who wanted to talk and process should the discussions trigger any emotions.
Diversity Practitioners Association