Pop the champagne, because the Women in Travel Awards 2018 officially have a keynote speaker!
One the most powerful, influential women in travel, Ann Sherry AO is currently the Chairman of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia.
So yeah, she’s a pretty big deal.
So much of a big deal that she topped our Women in Travel Power List last year!
Aside from being the 2017 Women in Travel Power List winner, Ann was the winner of the Centenary Medal in 2001 and was also awarded an an Order of Australia in 2004.
And in 2015, she was crowned the overall winner of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards.
Oh, and aside from being perhaps the most influential women in the Aussie cruise industry, Ann is also the Chair of UNICEF Australia and currently holds non-executive roles with National Australia Bank, Sydney Airport, Palladium Group, Rugby Australia, Cape York Partnerships, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Infrastructure Victoria and Philanthropy Australia. Career. Goals.
And given that the Women in Travel Awards are all about celebrating and recognising inspirational, hard-working women in the industry, we thought Ann’s passion for women’s rights was the perfect thing to pair with Women in Travel.
She’s currently the convener of the MCC STEM group – which is made up of male champions of change (MCC) who lead and influence gender equality in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Basically, Ann is pretty damn great, and there’s no one else we’d rather speak at this year’s Women in Travel Awards.
To see this living legend strut her stuff in person, grab tickets here!
It’s not only a great night out with all your fabulous industry pals, it’s a chance to stand up and show that you support women in this industry.
And this year’s awards are mere weeks away – so grab your tickets while they last! The cocktail awards night will be held on June 21 at the gorgeous Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf.