15 March, 20182018-03-15T04:30:00
4:30 PM 2018-03-15T04:30:00 - 7:00 PM 2018-03-15T07:00:00
Monash Business School, 271 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for an evening of inspiring presentations and powerful conversation.

The Women in Renewables Group Mentoring event presents an opportunity for professional and personal growth and development for women across the industry. We are delighted to offer our members an evening of insight from influential leaders in the fields of executive presence and negotiation.

The event will feature Sharon Langridge, Director, Purusa Consulting speaking on executive prsence, and Professor Anne Lytle, Director of Leadership, Monash Business School speaking on negotiation. This will be followed by small group mentoring sessions with industry and business leaders and conclude with networking and refreshments.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

SOLD OUT - You can add your details to the waitlist here.


Sharon Longridge

Director, Purusa Consulting Pty Ltd
Affiliate, Monash Business School
BA Communications, Newcastle University

An award-winning broadcaster formerly with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sharon is passionate about building resilient, engaged and effective teams. Her consultancy services span workplace wellness, public speaking, executive communications, media spokesperson training and mindfulness. From harnessing the power of storytelling to designing comprehensive health and productivity programs, Sharon's unique approach delivers lasting change for individuals and organisations.

Over the last fifteen years, she has helped over 1200 media professionals and business executives in advanced communications and public speaking. Sharon gives them the skills and confidence needed to present themselves effectively in board meetings and investor briefings through to conference keynotes and tough media interviews. Sharon integrates the science of mindfulness across her work.

In addition to a BA in Communications degree and studies in Business Strategy and Corporate Wellness, Sharon holds the nationally recognised and accredited Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. She has worked with private, public and non-profit organisations including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Qantas, American Express, Settlement Services International and the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

Professor Anne Lytle

Program Director, Director of Leadership, Monash Business School
BSc, Neurobiology and behaviour, Cornell University
MSc & PhD Negotiation and Conflict Management, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

For more than 20 years, Anne has been teaching, consulting and training individual, team and organisations in negotiation, conflict management, emotional intelligence, leadership and managing people and teams for high performance. Anne is passionate about creating sustainable learning and behaviour change, especially facilitating women to achieve their leadership aspirations.

She has published in top academic journals and recently served as the President of the International Association for Conflict Management. As Director of Lytle and Associates, Anne consulted to government, non-profit and corporate clients across the globe. She has also taugh leadership and negotiation at some of the world' leading business schools, including the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Melbourne Business School, the Australian Graduate School of Management the University of New South Wales, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She now serves as Professor and Director of Leadership at Monash Business School.


Sharon Longridge
Director, Purusa Consulting Pty Ltd
Affiliate, Monash Business School

Professor Anne Lytle
Program Director, Director of Leadership, Monash Business School

Ben Hart
Director, Media and Content, Victorian Level Crossing Removal Authority

Megan Wheatly
Manager, Communications and External Affairs, Senvion Australia

Shreejan Pandey
GM, Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI)

Peter Cowling
Country Head and VP, Sales for Australia and New Zealand, Vestas Australia

John Krbaleski
Executive Director, Low Emission Resources, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Kane Thornton
Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council

Serena Gleeson
EGM People & Culture, Clean Energy Council

View all mentor biographies here