Monthly Archives: July 2021

Watch the July AWE Conversation with Lily Bui now

By |2021-07-17T05:18:39+10:00July 17th, 2021|All States|

Watch the recording of our conversation with Lily Bui, Disaster Response Specialist here. Lily's work focuses on disaster early warning systems on urban islands. She has worked as a Disaster Management Specialist and Response Lead for the Pacific Disaster Center and has done research for MIT’s Urban Risk Lab, the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center,

Watch the June AWE Conversation Series on Women and COVID19 here –

By |2021-07-17T05:15:08+10:00July 17th, 2021|All States|

Watch the recording of the June AWE Conversation here. Hosted by Amanda Lamont and Kathy Cooney, AWE members and guests explored: How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women in the emergency management sector. Responses and supports provided by workplaces. Longer-term issues and opportunities for women in the sector. Our guest speakers: Sheri Bruinhout, Dept of

Member Profile – Heather Stuart

By |2021-07-07T02:00:23+10:00July 7th, 2021|New South Wales|

Heather Stuart, left, is Manager Operational Improvement and Lessons at NSW State Emergency Service, proud AWE member, and recipient of the Emergency Services Medal. Heather said, “I am incredibly honoured to have received an Emergency Services Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021.The Award recognises my commitment to lessons management in NSW State Emergency Services and

AWE Members on Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List

By |2021-07-07T01:56:18+10:00July 7th, 2021|New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria|

In promising news for gender equity, the Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List includes the highest ever percentage of women (44 per cent) recognised through the General Division of the Order of Australia. Women recipients of honours in the emergency management and disaster resilience sector for 2021 include: Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) Christine

Do you want to be our next AWE Victoria Chapter Lead?

By |2021-07-07T01:37:57+10:00July 7th, 2021|Victoria|

We are recruiting! Would you like to bring your enthusiasm for the AWE Network, together with your skills and passion for promoting, supporting and celebrating the contributions of women in emergencies in Victoria, and be our next AWE Viv Chapter Lead. Get in touch with Amanda Lamont at if you're interested.

AWE NZ to host Sarah Stuart-Black, Secretary General, New Zealand Red Cross

By |2021-07-07T01:11:46+10:00July 7th, 2021|New Zealand|

Sarah Stuart-Black was appointed Secretary General of New Zealand Red Cross in 2020. Prior to this, Sarah was Deputy Chief Executive and Director at the National Emergency Management Agency. Sarah joined the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management in 2003 and held a number of different roles, including Executive Director. Sarah has had a

WA Emergency Management Conference

By |2021-07-07T01:01:55+10:00July 7th, 2021|Western Australia|

The WA Emergency Management Conference, Building Capacity to adapt in an Era of Unprecedented Disasters, will take place on Wednesday, 13 October, 2021 in Bunbury. Confirmed speakers include Dr Robert Glassner, Dr Kate Brady, Aaron Kearney OAM, and Lewis Winter. Call for abstracts are now open and potential presenters are encouraged to make an application here. AWE will

Calling all AWE SA members

By |2021-07-07T00:55:45+10:00July 7th, 2021|South Australia|

Here in South Australia, we are acutely aware of the continuing impact of COVID-19 across the nation. It is important to recognise the contribution women make to the emergency management sector during this time. We want to hear from our members on how best to engage, to support the growth and sustainment of AWE. We

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