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Girl Geek Dinner @ Xero: A journey to collaborative and high performing teams
GGD is thrilled to announce our dinner with Xero! Join us in an engaging discussion to explore the topic "A journey to collaborative and high performing teams". What are the essential ingredients of collaborative and high performing teams? Come and hear from an outstanding panel of leaders from some of Australia’s leading technology companies about their experiences in unlocking potential in hyper-growth environments. Visit the Xero Melbourne office, interact with their staff members, have dinner and network with like-minded people. Agenda: 5:45 - 6:45 pm Networking/Dinner 6:45 - 7:45 pm Panel + Q&A 7:45 - 8:15 pm Networking and Drinks Our panel: Whitney Cali, Executive Manager – Mobile Apps & Personalisation, REA Group As REA Group’s Executive Manager for Mobile Apps & Personalisation, Whitney Cali is responsible for creating smart and compelling experiences in’s mobile apps to help change the way the world experiences property. She leads a team of more than 50 people in Australia, bringing together the functions of product management, design and engineering to create intuitive and personalised experiences that help individuals make great property decisions. Layla Foord, Head of Product International, SEEK Layla is Head of Product International at SEEK where she leads product in ten countries from Brazil, to Vietnam. Before joining SEEK, she helped businesses get to the next level with product and technology strategy and delivery capability. She also launched a global freelance marketplace at Envato where she was General Manager. Rebecca Gravestock, Director of People & Performance, Xero Rebecca is the Director of People and Performance for both Australia and Asia at Xero. With great people and teams being a strategic priority at Xero, Rebecca’s role is focussed on enabling people to do the best work of their lives, which includes supporting and growing collaborative and highly effective teams. Elise Morris, Director, Still North Consulting Having spent over 25 years, working in global and locally based corporate and public-sector organisations, Elise believes wholeheartedly that other people matter and when we live and lead from this perspective we allow ourselves and others to unlock latent potential and the ability to thrive and flourish. Elise has significant experience creating and implementing People strategy aligned to the principles of Positive Psychology. Michele Playfair, Agile Team Facilitator, Xero (MC) Michele is a bit of an I.T. all-rounder; prior to joining Xero she held a variety of roles ranging from pre-sales and business analysis, through development and testing, to training and production support. When not chasing her kids around the place you might find her studying and sharing the arts of quality product development, continuous improvement and collaboration. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In order to ensure that everyone who RSVPs comes along, we are charging a small fee for the event. This is non-refundable and all the sales from the tickets will go toward running future events and to the charities which we support. However, if anyone of you is not able to pay for it due to personal circumstances, please let us know. We will give you a free ticket. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you RSVP.


4/6 Elizabeth St · Hawthorn

Respond by: 5/30/2018

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We are the Melbourne Girl Geek Dinners! We are a chapter of Girl Geek Dinners which was founded in 2005 in London. Girl Geek Dinners is non-profit and we organise dinners, panel discussions, workshops and field trips. We have over 2000+ members interested in technology, the internet, craft, code, design, communication, social media, marketing, business strategy and more! If you would like to get in touch with us, please use the form:

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