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2024 Insight Program Cohort

We are pleased to announce the 2024 Insight cohort, as selected by the Leadership Oversight Committee:
Lisa Anelli (Yarra Valley Water), Teresa Ayles (WaterAid), Eileen Curtis (Goulburn Broken CMA),  Tara Daniel (VicWater), Clare Gibson (South Gippsland Water), Anna Lamont (Coliban Water), Karen Lau (South East Water), Kristyn McCaskill (Wannon Water), Anna Murray (Barwon Water), Philippa O’Sullivan (Central Highlands Water), Nardia Sheriff (Lower Murray Water), Emma Youill (Goulburn Valley Water), Katie Zeller (Goulburn-Murray Water)

The program runs from the end of March 2024 to April 2025.

Caption: L to R: Kristen McCaskill, Eileen Curtis, Teresa Ayles, Clare Gibson, Karen Lau, Anna Lamont, Minister Shing, Emma Youill, Lisa Anelli, Nardia Sheriff, Katie Zeller, Tara Daniel, Anna Murray, Philippa O’Sullivan



Insight is a highly iterative, challenging structured program delivered over 12-months.

At its core are five, 2+ day residential modules, each at a different venue in and around regional Victoria. These are supported by online interactive Masterclasses between the modules that vary from a full-day to 2 hours in length.

In addition, the Insight women will meet outside the formal part of the program to progress or complete aspects covered in the learning modules and set time aside for coaching sessions.

It is a multi-faceted program, designed for participants to experience the mutual success that comes when women connect and work together

The program will be open for 12 to 18 women who will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in meaningful analysis of key issues impacting the sector and the community

  • Explore real-world scenarios about the challenges that come with taking that next step

  • Learn how to lead with and without authority and to navigate adaptive leadership challenges

  • Build networks and increase circles of influence

“Programs like this create space, collegiality, a sense of collective support and the scope for broad, inventive thinking.”

Sponsor of the Program, The Hon. Minister for Water HARRIET SHING, MP

“The Insight Program improved my confidence and awareness of when to step forward, stand beside and step back as a leader.”

2022 Participant
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At VicWater we are also proud to celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures and abilities.
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