Event details

NSWACT International Women's Day Breakfast

25 March 2022
7:45 am - 10:00 am
Nepean Rowing Club
32 Bruce Neale Dr
Delivery Method
Face to face

PLA Members - $40.00;
Non Members - $60.00;
Full Time Students - $20.00 (If you are a student please email to register)

NSW/ACT International Women's Day Network Breakfast

Everyone is welcome! Men who support women in their career advancement/professional development are critical to our sector.

The event will be invaluable for students and early career professionals in the parks and leisure sector; and important for sporting organisations, industry professionals, non-profits and government agencies in the parks and leisure sector who want to network, learn and grow.

Bring your runners. At the conclusion of breakfast and the presentations we will have the opportunity to explore a small part of the river walk

Date: 25 March 2022
Time: 7.45am-10.00am 
Venue: Nepean Rowing Club, 32 Bruce Neale Dr, Penrith

Event Host

PLA NSW/ACT Regional Councillor

Lori Modde has had a diverse career in community and economic development of over 25 years. From Regional Marketing Manager at Tourism NSW, Senior Manager of Place Activation and Strategy at Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Community and Economic Development Manager at a Local Government Authority.

In the past 15 years through her business, Lorick Management, she has held roles such as Event Manager of the NSW Tourism Awards, Marketing Manager of New England North West Tourism and CEO of Outback NSW Tourism, Hills Hawkesbury Tourism and South Coast Tourism. Through her business she now hold the role of Project Manager for Sturt’s Steps in Outback NSW, CEO of Outdoors NSW and General Manager of Visitor Economy Development.

She maintains a strong position for her community and industry through several volunteer positions and also is a passionate mentor for younger people in the industry.

Kylie Powell

Director, City Futures, Penrith City Council

Penrith is the leading centre of opportunity in Western Sydney and Kylie is spearheading efforts to ensure the region reaches its potential. She has an extensive career in strategic planning and economic development, and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning .

The teams led by Kylie support Council’s long-term vision by driving the City Deal, fostering economic development and employment growth, planning for our current and future populations and creating robust policy and contribution frameworks. They also collaborate with residents to protect our environment, activate places and neighbourhoods, and build strong, connected and safe communities.

In this way, Kylie and her teams make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of our people and our City’s sustainability and resilience.

Prior to joining Penrith, Kylie held a number of senior positions in strategic planning and project development at Camden Council

Jo Nevin

Director, Her Trails

Her Trails is a global female adventure platform empowering women to discover their resilience, self reliance and play through connecting to the trail, nature and themselves.

As a mother of three teenagers, Jo Nevin knows how easy it is to lose oneself in the realities of life. During the day Jo leads a diverse team as a senior manager in the not-for-profit sector. Outside of this – when not working as a qualified yoga instructor – Jo is a partner in her passion business, Her Trails.

As a competitive trail and ultra-runner, Jo has podiumed in a number of domestic and international races. She has also represented Australia at the Sky Running World Championships in Chamonix in France, where she finished top 20 in the world and was the first Australian female to complete the race.

Whilst Jo has learnt a lot through her career and running endeavours, she admits that most of her insights and growth have developed though motherhood and her challenges with lymphoma. Now studying an MBA, Jo challenges herself daily with new goals and she is passionate about encouraging and supporting women to explore their own limits and defy expectations.

Previously a high school teacher, and with a degree in human movement & health management, Jo understands that no one's path in life is linear and all opportunities should be embraced. It is only through challenge and collaboration, and not perfection, that women can inspire one another towards a new level of confidence, self-belief and grit. Jo firmly believes that when we do this, anything is possible.

Jyo Shukla

Head of Customer Success, ActiveXchange

Jyo is the Head of Customer Success at ActiveXchange. She is an award-winning SaaS leader and upcoming author who has spent most of her career helping start-ups and enterprises across the globe build scalable, meaningful customer journeys. Jyo is an active mentor and volunteer for organizations supporting the professional development of migrant women in Australia, as well as diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


7:45 Registration
8:00 Breakfast and networking
8:30 Welcome and introductions
8:45 Jo Nevin - Director, Her Trails
9:05 Kylie Powell - Director City Futures, Penrith City Council
9:25 Panel discussion (Jo Nevin, Kylie Powell & Jyo Shukla)
Close and river walk

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All prices exclude GST and are represented in Australian Dollars.

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