This special In Conversation with Tulsi van de Graaff features two women in business with personal breast cancer experiences. Maria Sanchez from Energy Conservation and Robyn Mercer from Brave People Solutions.
As you might be aware, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) with the good news that survival rates are very high and continue to improve.
During this In Conversation our panel discussion will explore a range of challenges facing women who receive a diagnosis and treatment including:
Coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer
The impact on your day to day life and work
Communicating the challenge with friends, family, colleagues and clients
Tips and strategies to deal with life, family, work and well-being
We encourage our Panel and audience to ask questions, share personal experiences and extend the discussion. It's a very personal topic but one that this group can confidently talk about and learn from others.
About Your Panel
Maria Fernanda Sanchez
Maria is an MBA qualified engineer with international experience in Business Development. Her experiences have enabled the development of a broad range of skills fine-tuned in the fields of Engineering and Sales & Marketing management across industrial and energy sectors. Maria has also completed certifications in Customer Relationship Management and International Management, and is currently studying to be certified in the fields of Psychology and Counselling. Maria volunteers for various charities and non for profit organisations including Cancer Council NSW, she truly loves the prospect of being able to share her knowledge and experiences to encourage and help others.
Robyn is a Partner of Brave People Solutions, specialising in leadership and managing performance. Robyn is a strong people leader with significant expertise across all aspects of supporting great work performance. Robyn's background is as a senior executive manager, HR director and organisational development manager. She has built and managed two successful HR consulting businesses
Tulsi van de Graaff
Tulsi van de Graaff is Partner of Brave People Solutions, specialising in communication and conflict resolution and a former lawyer with a psychology, mediation and counselling background. Tulsi works with organisations to strengthen staff, teams, leaders and workplace cultures and to solve complex conflict, communication and workplace culture challenges. Tulsi also runs workshops on confidence, self esteem and resilience for Dress for Success, a charity that supports women in need find employment.
Who Should Be Involved?
Everyone is welcome.
This is important information and will support you and others in this time. If what we're doing sounds interesting, please join us. CBD Sydney Chamber Members, Non-Members/Guests are welcome.
12.00 Midday Kick off & introductions 12.10 - 1.15 pm Presentation/Questions throughout 1.15 - 1.30 pm Wrap up/finish
This Women in Business Network delivers ....
Connections and learning
It's about continuing to create a strong network of women. We're going to learn more about the challenges we all face, harness our knowledge, skills and experience and create a supportive network that fosters learning and connection.
Networking with a difference
Focused on an interesting and worthwhile topic and will encourage comfort and relaxed interaction.
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