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Navigating your path to Leadership

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On July the 25th, Women in Digital will bring together three senior industry professionals to present on the highly-anticipated topic of Leadership.

Leadership is more than just a position or title. It is a behaviour that manifests not only in the workforce, but extends also into everyday life. So how can you navigate your journey to being an effective leader, starting today?

Pippa Leary (Commercial Director - Nine Digital), Sneha Deshpande (Strategic Partner Lead, Global Partnerships – Google) and Theo Zafiropoulos (Commercial Director – ROKT) will present what Leadership means to them, and share their tips on how to be a great Leader.

Our industry leaders will present their thoughts on topics such as:

  • Their journey to leadership
  • What great leadership means to them
  • How you can be a good leader
  • How leadership skills can fast-forward career progression
  • How to be the architect of high performing teams

The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel where our leaders can discuss different thoughts regarding Leadership in the digital industry.

In 2017, make it your goal to start being a great leader and inspire change and development among those around you. We look forward to seeing you at the event! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please note: Please arrive no later than 6:10pm as lift access requires a security pass from 6:15 sharp.


About the Speakers

Commercial Director, Digital Sales,
Nine Digital

Pippa Leary currently heads up the Nine's digital sales team, a role which sees her lead a sales operation responsible for the media company's key online properties including nine.com.au, 9Honey and broadcast video on demand platform 9Now.

Prior to taking her current role Leary was CEO of Fairfax-Nine programmatic exchange APEX and prior to that held senior executive roles at Fairfax Media, including Managing Director of the publisher’s Digital Media division.

During her time at Fairfax, she was responsible for growing revenue and audience usage across smh.com.au and theage.com.au, while building the new online properties Brisbane Times and WA Today. During this time Pippa's team also acquired Essential Baby and Weatherzone to diversify revenues and increase the reach of the Fairfax network. In this role Pippa was also responsible for media sales across the entire Fairfax Digital network.

Pippa also sat on the board of Solstice Media and is currently a Trustee Director for Equip Super.


Sneha Deshpande

Strategic Partner Lead, Global Partnerships,
Google Australia

As a Strategic Partner Manager in Google Australia, Sneha consults Australian & New Zealand publishers to create world-class monetization strategies for their websites. Her core role involves helping publishers and developers big and small, to create a memorable user experience and to derive maximum yield from their websites and mobile applications. She also leads the Google Publisher Programmatic Pillar, advocating its adoption and growth in APAC.

Prior to joining Google in January 2011, Sneha was responsible for building and growing revenue from non- transactional channels for eBay Inc. in Malaysia, India and Philippines.

She started her career as a Public Relations Consultant and has over 14 years of experience across multiple integrated marketing communication processes, such as offline (direct /outdoor) and online advertising, corporate branding, corporate and internal communications, media relations as well as account management and sales.

Theo Zafiropoulos

Commerical Director ,
ROKT

Theo Zafiropoulos is the Commercial Director at ROKT, a global transaction marketing business. He oversees the sales, partnership and account management teams, helping marketers solve challenges and advertisers acquire new customers at scale. He joined ROKT in 2016.

Before ROKT, Theo spent 15 years at News Corp Australia in a series of positions in advertising sales and strategy, the most recent being Deputy General Manager, Sales NSW leading a team over 60 people. Theo’s time at News Corp extended to the US and UK businesses though various secondments.

Theo takes inspiration from the Simon Sinek school of leadership and is passionate about empowering teams to achieve results they genuinely own.

Theo holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Marketing and Business Law and a Masters of Commerce in Management and Organisation from UNSW and is currently a judge for the Telstra Small Business Awards.

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