CFA members joined colleagues from Forest Fire Management Victoria and Life Saving Victoria for the Life Saving Victoria Female Leadership Network International Women’s Day breakfast on Thursday morning (5 March).
Life Saving Victoria invited members from emergency service agencies, the aquatic Industry, sports and recreation sectors, and other like-minded agencies, community and their guests to attend the event to acknowledge and celebrate the extensive contributions women make in our sector.
A panel of accomplished women who perform senior incident management roles during major emergencies shared their experiences and reflected on the pathways to their current roles. The panel included:
- Sherene Mounier, Level 3 Logistics Officer and Coordinator Incident Management Systems at CFA,
- Sharon Unthank, Level 3 Planning Officer and acting District Manager, Midlands at DELWP, and
- Emma Conway, Level 2 - Level 3 Operations Officer and Commander, District 9 at CFA.
“The Life Saving Victoria breakfast was a fantastic event with a really engaged audience,” CFA's Manager Incident Management Systems Luke Heagerty said.
“It was terrific to see CFA represented by board member Dawn Hartog, Executive Director DCO Bushfire and Safer Together Alen Slijepcevic and Manager Learning and Development Natalie Kenely, along with Sherene and Emma as panel members.
“It was a great chance to celebrate women throughout all emergency services agencies, and recognise a group of women with diverse and extensive incident management experience.
“This event was a great opportunity for the knowledge gained by our panel members to be shared with the next generation of life-saving leaders and incident managers, as well as sharing the success of the LSV Female Leadership Network.” Luke added.