ArtSS Career-Ready
Careers for Arts Graduates Forum
Women, Stories, Opportunities: Careers for Women in the Arts and Social Sciences

ArtSS Career-Ready would like to invite you to its inaugural forum on careers for women in the Arts and Social Sciences.  

We are excited to be holding this event, to which we have invited women students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and are pleased to extend that invitation to our partner organisations.

Our guests speakers are both graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Come and hear them tell their stories, and the opportunities they encountered as graduates of your Faculty. 

  • Helen Dalley
    BA (Hons) (French) The University of Sydney
    Anchor at Sky News Australia, hosting the national weekly political current affairs interview show The Dalley Edition and National Sunday News
  • Rebecca Craske 
    BA (International Relations & French) The University of Sydney
    LLB (Hons) The University of Sydney 
    Vincent Fairfax Fellowship™ Facilitator with the Centre for Ethical Leadership

You will also have the opportunity to hear from recent graduates from the University of Sydney who have undertaken placements through ArtSS Career-Ready.

About the Speakers
Helen Dalley 
is one of Australia’s most experienced television journalists and interviewers. She is a senior Anchor at Sky News Australia, hosting the national weekly political current affairs interview show The Dalley Edition on Sky News Live. Helen also anchors the Sky News National Sunday News.  She also hosts programs and provides commentary on Sky News Business Channel, and has hosted Business Agenda on Sky News Business. She has been with the Sky News Australia subscription TV network since 2007.

Helen is a Walkley Award winner for excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

She was a reporter, interviewer and presenter on the Australian national Nine Network for two decades, mainly as a senior reporter on the highly respected Sunday program for 16 years. Before that, Helen was also a founding member of the Nine Network's Business Sunday as a reporter and occasional presenter. As a finance and political journalist she has interviewed many CEO’s, economists and senior politicians about the economy, political issues, the Budget and a variety of business issues.

Helen is also Patron of Osteoporosis Australia.  She is also a Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation.

Helen also won major journalism awards:- the 1994 United Nations Media Peace Award for her story on Mabo, and the 1996 Michael Daley Award for Best Television Feature/Documentary.

Helen won the prestigious Human Rights Award for Television, for her story "Solutions for a Secret Shame", about the tragic crisis of Aboriginal domestic violence and alcohol abuse in 1998. She has also won several medals for her work from the New York Festivals. She has twice been short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, in 2004 and 2005.

Rebecca Craske
is an independent leadership adviser to chief executives, senior executive teams, and boards. She works with ASX 100 companies, government-business enterprises, professional services firms, entrepreneurs, the national broadcaster and a national sporting organisation. She advises two chief executives of leading not-for-profit organisations, and is also a non-executive director.

Rebecca was formerly an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Co, Associate to Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia, and a lawyer at both Mallesons Stephen Jaques and DFAT in Geneva. During her 8-year career with McKinsey & Co she served clients in Australia, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and North America, across diverse industry sectors, and focusing on strategy, leadership, talent, performance culture and diversity. She was a leader of McKinsey Women, based in New York. She was also a member of the faculty of the Centre for Ethical Leadership at the University of Melbourne.

Rebecca has a law degree with first class honours, and degrees in Psychology and Arts, all from the University of Sydney. She spent a year of her studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, specialising in international humanitarian law.

Married to Oliver, Rebecca is the mother of two boys, Nelson and Teddy. She is also a keen swimmer, yoga and meditation practitioner, cook and book-lover.

Friday 6 May 2016

Sutherland Room, The Holme Building
Science Road,
The University of Sydney 
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  • 9:00-9:30am Tea and coffee on arrival on the balcony
  • 9:30-9:40am Welcome 
  • 9:40-10:15am Rebecca Craske
  • 10:15-10:30am Q and A
  • 10:30-11:05am Helen Dalley
  • 11:20-11:50am Life after an ArtSS Career-Ready Placement
  • 11:50-noon Q and A
  • Noon-1:00pm Lunch 

This event is free
Places are limited. RSVSPs are essential.
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