Women's Network Forum: 2022 - Empower U

  • 21 Sep 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Brocas ‘Warehouse’, 111 Woodville Road, St Clair and Virtually via Zoom


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What does 2022 look like for you? Join us as we welcome Nicole Marshall, Kristie Johnson, Kimberley McWaters and Jodie Stevens as guest speakers for our final Women's Network Forum '2022 - Empower U'.

Nicole Marshall 
Sell yourself

Nicole is a Senior Consultant with Perks People Solutions, specialising in Executive recruitment for the local government and not-for-profit sectors. Passionate about connecting candidates with opportunities that can help them realise their career aspirations, Nicole enjoys providing clients with access to great talent to enable their businesses to grow.

Contemplating a new role, or potentially a new career, can be a daunting experience. In this session, Nicole will share some common ‘do’s and don’ts’ to consider when researching, applying, and interviewing for roles, and how to present yourself in a way that leaves a positive, lasting impression. In this presentation, Nicole will also provide insights as to how to negotiate an employment package that reflects your value and secure a working arrangement that enables you to strike the ideal work-life balance.

Panel Discussion
Join us as we hear from three inspirational local government professionals as they share their challenges, successes, reflections and the importance of work-life balance.

Meet the Panellists 

Kristie Johnson, City of Charles Sturt

Kristie is the Manager of Media, Marketing and Communications at City of Charles Sturt – and also a member of the Councils Senior Leadership Team.  Passionate about developing high-performing teams, Kristie is leading the implementation of Charles Sturt’s new brand, their Customer Experience Strategy, new internal values and the future of Flexible Working.

A Board and Executive Member of LG Professionals SA, Kristie is dedicated to leading and empowering local government professionals to deliver exceptional outcomes for their communities in a way that is efficient, effective and responsible.  She was a member of the 2009 and 2010 Australasian winning LGMA Challenge Teams for Charles Sturt, 2018 LG Professionals SA Emerging Leader of the Year, 2022 Excellence in People and Culture Award winner, and loves sharing her passion for grassroots community building with others.

Kimberley McWaters, Light Regional Council

Kimberley joined local government as a Finance Officer in 2004 for the then District Council of Mallala, now known as Adelaide Plains Council.

She held this role for several years in both a part-time and full-time capacity, before undertaking a Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2013 to diversify her career.

In 2017, she stepped entirely out of finance to a dedicated HR role within Adelaide Plains Council, having been mentored by an experienced HR professional from the Barossa Council.

Kimberley continued her studies by completing the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) practising certification program in 2020 which provided the gateway to join Light Regional Council as the Human Resource Manager in early 2020, now known as the Organisational Development Manager owing to the diversity of work undertaken by Kimberley and her team.

Jodie Stevens, City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Jodie is a proud descendent of the Wiradjuri people who has enjoyed a Senior Executive career in both government and commercial sectors, building organisational capability through people and culture.

She was the first Indigenous Group People & Culture Senior Executive at the Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation (ILSC) which delivers sustainable cultural, environmental, social and economic benefits for Indigenous Australians through land ownership and management and completed a six-month secondment as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE).

Jodie commenced her current role as the People & Culture Manager at the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in May 2021. In this position, Jodie is responsible for the execution of the strategic direction for the People & Culture and Work Health & Safety functions, focusing on diversity and inclusion.

Jodie is passionate and driven in her commitment to work towards creating and executing opportunities for Indigenous Australians and is a Non-Executive Director of the Zahra Foundation, Australia and Head Start Homes.

Registrations for this forum are open to Local Government Professionals Australia, SA members, council employees, employees of regional subsidiaries and Local Government Professionals Australia, SA invited guests.

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