PBWA Director Amber Harkins: First 30 Days

The first 30 days of any new senior leadership position can be challenging, especially in an early stage/ start up project. Finding your rhythm, developing your own unique understanding of the current situation, a view for the future and how to bridge that gap, are all challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming. Fortunately Amber Harkins has managed the first 30 days with clarity and grace and the results are showing.

Amber has instigated a significant leadership project, the PBWA Emerging Women in Leadership Awards which will be hosted at the Westin Perth on 29th November 2019. Amber's vision is beginning to take shape after numerous strategy meetings where she has begun to form the team's direction and capabilities.

The Awards identify two streams, the sociocultural stream and the Business & Industry Stream. In total there are 16 categories identifying and recognising women who are emerging WA leaders and predicted to shape the future of our State and Global City.

Perth Business Women's Alliance and the Emerging Women in Leadership Awards specifically align with the the UN Sustainable Development Goals 5, 8, 9, 10 and 17.

As the project continues to roll out and gather momentum, it will be exciting to see nominations come through and the network of emerging leaders begin to form.

Whilst the challenges of driving such an ambitious project in such short time frames are significant, after the first 30 days it's clear that, with Amber, the project is in safe hands.


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