Keynote: Andrea Clarke
The Competitive Advantage in the Future of Work
10.45am - DAY 1
A dedicated and dynamic communicator, Andrea’s scope of work has involved filing breaking news from Washington D.C., delivering humanitarian aid programs into Iraq and fighting to stop the genocide in Darfur. Navigating major career transitions, Andrea used these lessons to create ‘CareerCEO’ – a business that empowers people to prepare for the future of work. The CareerCEO Emerging Leaders Program is routinely delivered into top ASX businesses including Bunnings, Lendlease and Telstra.
Andrea is the author of 'Future Fit: how to stay relevant and competitive in the future of work' - which explores how we can advance our human capability to accelerate our careers as we navigate major shifts in the way we work.
Journalist: Based in Washington D.C. for most of her career as a television news reporter, Andrea covered major news events for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel, the Seven Network and Reuters, including the US Presidential Election, the Virginia Tech campus shooting and Hurricane Katrina. Andrea has also filed reports for SBS World News from its Sydney newsroom. A strong advocate for supporting leadership in the workplace, Andrea has translated extensive television news background into highly engaging training sessions that help professionals ‘Communicate with Authority’. Andrea regularly contributes career related advice to the Sydney Morning Herald, Women’s Agenda and Sky Business News.
International Aid: Driven by a passion for human rights, Andrea moved into the international non-profit arena in 2008 as a media officer for International Relief & Development based in Washington D.C. Her role was to support programs to rebuild Iraq, Afghanistan and Georgia by gathering stories from the frontline. Andrea’s reports assisted in the funding of aid programs for locals while also generating exposure to grassroots supporters, connecting those on the ground to those in high levels of office.
Communication Director: In 2009, Andrea was hired to serve as Senior Communication Director for the Save Darfur Coalition - the largest grassroots advocacy movement in the world where she lead efforts to co-ordinate media coverage, partnerships and organisational branding to support campaign objectives. Among other initiatives, Andrea was behind an unprecedented outreach event between the State Department and the Sudan advocacy movement. In a live, online broadcast from the White House, the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan answered questions from activists about the administration’s strategy to bring peace to the region.