Catherine is one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. A journalist, author and presenter, she is regularly invited to address audiences around Australia ranging from the Defence Force to corporates and local government, and often appears in the media. After working in the financial services sector in Sydney and London, Catherine joined the Australian Financial Review. During a long career with the AFR she edited several sections of the publication, and wrote the Corporate Woman column and for Boss magazine before leaving to set up her own consulting business in 2012. Catherine has written several books, including Seven Myths about Women and Work (New South 2012) which was shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Her latest book Stop fixing women: why building fairer workplaces is everybody’s business was launched in April 2017. Catherine helped establish the annual Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards and is on several advisory boards, including the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board and Australian Women Donors Network. She has a BA (Communications) UTS and an MA (Hons) UNSW.