The evening will culminate in a panel discussion, led by Amanda Sinclair, which will explore how women lead change and innovation, as change agents, initiators of new ventures and entrepreneurs while also celebrating examples of women leaders.

Amanda will be joined by:

Rachel Bondi

Director of Marketing and Operations, Microsoft Australia

Rachel is responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies across the full range of Microsoft’s products and services in Australia. She also leads the business operations for the local subsidiary including long-term planning initiatives.

Due to her uncompromising focus on delighting customers and delivering business results, Rachel has earned a reputation as a top marketer. Rachel began her career at Microsoft in the Australia subsidiary as a partner account manager and moved to the Microsoft headquarter team in 1999. She earned her Bill Gates Chairman’s Award in 2001 and been a senior leader in the Corporate Marketing team for many years.

Rachel holds her degree in education from University of Queensland in Australia. She is thrilled to have returned to Sydney after many years working abroad and outside of work is enjoying exploring Sydney beaches with her husband and two young daughters.

Lisa Borden

Managing Partner of Australia and New Zealand at ISG (Information Services Group)

In the year 2000, Lisa co-founded CCI Consulting with Andrea Murray. Andrea and Lisa met at MBS and within two years of graduating had started a research consultancy. As mothers with three children each, the original idea was to build a business that would offer interesting work, while taking into account the constraints of a rich family life with young children. CCI specialised in the measurement and benchmarking of the health of Business to Business engagements.

CCI filled an unmet need in the market place and growth was driven by an expansion in outsourcing. CCI flourished and in 2012 expanded into the Asian and American markets.  In 2014 CCI Consulting was acquired by ISG a leading technology research and advisory firm (ISG (Information Services Group) (NASDAQ: III). On acquisition Lisa took on a global role and personally led the sale and delivery of engagements with Alcatel Lucent, Zurich and EDF in Europe, Morgan Stanley, Marriott, and Western Union in the Americas along with large projects in Asia Pacific.

Lisa was named Managing Partner for the ISG Australia/New Zealand business in March of this year, leading 65 professionals. Lisa is recognised as an inspiring leader who brings extraordinary passion to her work. Lisa lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children.  Lisa gained her MBA from Melbourne Business School in 1998.

Christine Kilpatrick

CEO of Melbourne Health

Christine Kilpatrick commenced as Chief Executive of Melbourne Health in May 2017. Previous appointments include Chief Executive, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Executive Director Medical Services, Melbourne Health and Executive Director Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health. Prior to these appointments she was a neurologist, specialising in epilepsy.
Christine has held several external appointments including Chair Victorian Quality Council in Healthcare and Member of the Women’s and Children’s Health Board. She was awarded a Centenary medal in 2003 and in 2014 was included in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.