Our Directors have strong relationships across business, government and academia, and a commitment to empower women in the business sector. The AWCCI Board includes a dynamic, professional diverse group of people with a ‘can do’ attitude that will ensure the success of the AWCCI. Corinne Kemp (Chair) is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has worked for the Commonwealth and State Governments in a range of policy and program management roles. She has also worked for various not-for-profit organisations. Corinne founded her own company, DKC International, a Conference and Event Management company. Now in its seventh year of successful operation, DKC has experienced steady growth and achieved valuable recognition. Corinne was a delegate at the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit and has been an active board member of UNIFEM Australia (The United Nations Development Fund for Women).
Yolanda Vega is CEO at AWCCI. Yolanda was part of the delegation to represent Australia at the first Women's Economic Summit chaired by Hilary Clinton in September 2011 at APEC. In June 2012 she presented a paper on female entrepreneurs at the Women’s Economic Summit in Russia to 21 APEC economies. She also represented Australia as a ‘Young Leader’ at the 2009 International Women’s Forum World Conference.
Yolanda has owned several small businesses and was appointed to the Federal Government Small Business Advisory Committee in May 2012; she works diligently to promote the importance and value-add of women-owned firms to the economy. Yolanda has appeared on several TV and radio programs and featured in BRW, SMH, The Australian Financial Review. The Telegraph, The Australian Women's Weekly. The Age, and The Australia, to name a few.Tina Clark (Treasurer) is a small business specialist, having helped thousands of small business owners secure funding for capital expenditure. Tina has facilitated financial transactions from the simplest to the most complex. Tina is also the director of several private companies and was NSW Treasurer and Sydney Club President of Business and Professional Women Australia, an international women’s not-for profit organisation.Gillian Jones resides in the northern rivers region of NSW and currently works in business development within the educational and business sector. She has had a variety of businesses over a number of years, including an import textiles company, a language school, a business advisory consultancy, and a fashion design studio with a retail outlet.
Gillian seats on several advisory boards in her community and develops Indigenous programs. Her passion is in enabling women to be successful in business and to believe in their strength and power, especially in remote and regional areas.Victoria Kasunic is a pyschologist specialising in happiness; she consults to print media and TV. She established her business in 2009. Victoria is a dynamci and engaging speaker. Her work on the prevention of depression has been published internationally. Her services include counselling and coaching, speaking, workshops and corporate consultation to local and international clients. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and a Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology. She is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Victoria is actively involved in women’s business networks.Emma Mackey heads Mackey Lawyers, an immigration legal practice based in Melbourne with a worldwide client list. She has more than 20 year's legal experience and is a Registered Migration Agent. She has worked in large commercial legal practices and not-for-profit organisations in WA, NSW and Victoria and was Manager – Legal Services for the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of WA. Apart from immigration work, Emma has personal injury and industrial and employment law experience having represented construction, resources, engineering, health, manufacturing and retail clients. She also has significant advocacy experience in courts and tribunals in four jurisdictions. Emma is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Migration Institute of Australia and the Victorian Women Lawyers’ Association.Sarah Rey is a founding partner of Justitia, a workplace relations firm based in Melbourne. Sarah has 20 years experience advising a wide range of organisations. Since establishing Justitia seven years ago, Sarah believes more than ever that she understands the variable drivers of business, and the pressures that affect her clients including SMEs. She has a particular interest in women in business, and the law, as evidenced by her involvement in various groups including Victorian Women Lawyers, and her governance roles as a Council member with a network of girls' schools. She is currently on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law based at the University of Melbourne.