Michelle Redfern

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Michelle is the founder of Advancing Women and co-founder of social enterprise CDW (Culturally Diverse Women). Michelle’s activities and work are anchored in her mission which is to achieve gender equality and to advance women in business and the sporting  sector.

Michelle has held executive leadership roles in the Banking, Telco, BPO and 3PL industries for blue chip companies such as  NAB,  Telstra,  Serco  and  Aegis. Michelle is  well  known for her passionate  focus  on inclusion in business and sport, a collaborative and engaging leadership style, as well as being an operating model performance turnaround specialist. 

Michelle is an experienced non-Exec director who holds board roles with Williamstown VFL Football Club, and Good Shepherd Microfinance. She has previously held board positions with the Gippsland League, the AFL’s largest Victorian regional league, Swinburne University’s Business Without Borders social enterprise & the Highvale Netball Association Inc. She is a panel judge for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and for the Telstra Business Awards. 

“My flex work philosophy is to be able to work anywhere in the world, at any time, in any way. I work at the times when I’m at my most productive and in ways that play to my strengths and that use the myriad of technology solutions available. This is the future of the workplace. Getting the job done without a one size fits all mindset.”