South Australia


WEN Networking event: The Future of work and an update on South Australian economy


From: Monday November 14, 2022, 5:00 pm

To: Monday November 14, 2022, 7:30 pm

Invitation to Women in Economics Network event:

The Future of work and an update on South Australian economy

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) and EY invite you to an evening event with Danielle Wood, Jennifer Pitman and Tessa Hipper, to be held at EY’s Adelaide office.

Danielle will give her keynote speech “The changing face of work – the what, the who and the where” where, she will share her insights on how the Australian economy and the world of work are evolving and the key trends. Danielle will discuss how economic forces are likely to impact on work in the next decade – the jobs we do, who does them and where – and the implications for policy makers.

Jennifer will provide an economic update on the South Australian economy. The event will be moderated by Tessa.

There will be opportunity for a Q&A session as well as networking afterwards. The event will be catered with drinks and canapes.

About the speakers

Danielle Wood is CEO of the Grattan Institute where she heads a team of leading policy thinkers, researching and advocating policy to improve the lives of Australians. Danielle also leads Grattan’s Budgets and Government Program and has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budgets, tax reform, women’s workforce participation, generational inequality and reforming political institutions. She is a sought-after media commentator and speaker on policy issues.

Danielle was previously Principal Economist and Director of Merger investigations at the ACCC, a Senior Economist at NERA Economic Consulting and Senior Research Economist the Productivity Commission. She holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and two Masters degrees, one in Economics and one in Competition Law, from the University of Melbourne.

Danielle is a member of the Australian Government’s Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce, the Parliamentary Budget Office Expert Advisory Committee and the Commonwealth Bank CEO Advisory Council.

Jennifer is an Associate Director in EY’s Economic Advisory Practice, based in Melbourne (previously Adelaide). Jennifer specialises in applying a policy-lens to quantitative economic analysis, to help clients cut through complexity and support decision-making and policy deliberations. Jennifer works across many clients and sectors, with a keen interest in labour market economics, macroeconomics and social policy.

Jennifer has over a decade of experience as an Economist in roles across the public and private sectors, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Deloitte Access Economics, La Trobe University and the Victorian and Queensland Governments. She holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne, where she was awarded First Class Honours and the highest achievement in Advanced Macroeconomics and Advanced Public Economics.

Tessa leads EY’s SA Infrastructure Advisory practice where her and her team provide strategic, economic and commercial advice to government and private sector clients. Prior to joining EY, she was a Principal Policy Advisor to the former WA Premier and the Leader of the Opposition in SA, worked in advocacy for the property and construction industry and started her career at the Department of Finance in Canberra. Tessa is passionate about growing the Adelaide team and providing people with the opportunity to get involved in exciting and complex projects. She has a Bachelor of International Banking and Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Flinders University.

Event details 

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Time: 5:00 pm-7.30 pm. Arrive from 5:00 pm onwards for drinks and nibbles, with the talk to commence at 5:30 pm

Venue: EY, Level 12, 121 King William Street, Adelaide, 5000

Cost: Free for WEN/ESA members, $10 for non-members

Both men and women are welcome to attend. To check the status of your membership, login to the ESA portal to ensure your membership is current and that you have ticked the WEN box in My Profile.

Please register by Friday 11 November. 

We thank EY for their support of the WEN and this event.



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EY, Level 12

121 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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