FEM Sydney Chapter Meeting 17/08/16

Please join us for the FEM Sydney Chapter Meeting on 17th August.

Aug 03, 2016

Gender Gap in Global Mobility: Moving Women With Purpose

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71% of female millennials want to work outside their home country during their career. Yet a recent report from PwC found that women count for only 20% of current international assignees. Organisations around the world are currently challenged with a lack of women in leadership positions and are concerned about the financial and competitive toll this could result in. Talent diversity is now widely acknowledged as both a business challenge and an opportunity but in reality there are still a number of barriers and disconnects between an employee's expectations and what is actually happening in practice. What are these barriers and how can organisations practically change this?

In this session, our speakers from PwC will present the findings from PwC's latest research, followed by a panel discussion exploring both the corporate and individual assignee perspectives.


Selina Keller, Director at PwC
Selina has over 15 years' experience in the global mobility tax and HR consulting space. Selina works with clients in Australia and globally to help them with the development, review and implementation of their global mobility strategies, policies and processes. She also helps organisations to manage their expatriate tax related requirements. This includes advising on issues such as effective tax planning for international assignments, salary packaging, cross border employee share scheme issues and various employment tax and regulatory requirements for employers and employees.

Kathryn Osborn, Manager at PwC
Kathryn has nearly 9 years’ experience in the Global Mobility industry. Kathryn works with clients in Australia and Asia on the development, review and implementation of global mobility strategies, policies, processes, tools and templates to help make moving their employees internationally as streamlined, cost effective (yet competitive) and easy as possible. Kathryn is currently on secondment in Australia from the UK and has previously been on a 1 year secondment to Shanghai.


Kirstie Ellard, General Manager Business Partnering at Perpetual
Kirstie Ellard has 25 years’ experience in a range of HR and people leadership roles across global entities . In many of these roles, Kirstie has worked closely with internal mobility teams to manage all of the multi-dimensional aspects of international assignments and relocations across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Kirstie has lived and worked in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and Sydney. Kirstie is General Manager, Business Partners in the People and Culture Team at Perpetual and has previously worked for Coca-Cola Amatil, Macquarie and Credit Suisse.

Katriina Tahka, Co-CEO at A Human Agency
Katriina has more than 20 years experience in employment law and workplace relations, diversity & inclusion, talent management & leadership working across sectors and industries, most recently with the Diversity Council Australia. Katriina’s work in D&I has been recognised by her selection as an Intercultural Leader mentoring others in the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Intercultural Leaders project. As Co-CEO of A Human Agency (A-HA) Katriina works together with organisations to design and implement people strategies and initiatives that drive real culture change and realise the full potential of the organisation and the individuals

Mala Jagannath, Senior Consultant at PwC
Mala is a HR professional with 8 years' experience across in-house and consulting roles within the public and private sector. She has worked internationally for global companies in Sydney, Hong Kong and in London in a variety of roles - HR generalist, HR Projects, Talent, Organisational Effectiveness and Global Mobility. Through her various roles she has specifically had the opportunity to work closely with Global Mobility teams to review their program and ensure future fit for both the assignee and the business. Mala has also worked on several large projects involving transformational change, organisation design and technology implementation to support the business strategy. She enjoys working with clients to solve their people and organisation challenges to ensure HR is better enabled to meet the strategic needs of the business.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016


Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney


  • Complimentary to Corporate HR.
  • £75 for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of £350.

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Aysegul Kayahan

Director, Relocation Specialists

Aysegul Kayahan, managing director of Relocation Specialists in Queensland and Victoria has been in the global mobility industry since 1993. Aysegul started the Forum for Expatriate Management community in Australia in early 2012, with chapters in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. From February 2015 to January 2017, Aysegul was appointed to the role of global chair of Chapter Leads for the Forum for Expatriate Management.

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