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Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University

Hannah Piterman PhD is a strong advocate for gender diversity and the benefits that flow from its achievement. Hannah is the author of ‘Unlocking Gender Potential; A Leader’s Handbook’ a two-year research initiative sponsored by big business, government and academic organisations launched by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in 2010. She is now leading a research team at Deakin University to follow up on her previous research to enable a better understanding of dynamics in Australian organisations: what is working, what barriers still exist and what can be done to enhance women’s experience and opportunity .
Hannah consults to an eclectic client base in the corporate, public and not for profit sectors in the areas of governance and leadership. She publishes in the areas of governance, leadership, health care reform and diversity and contributes to public debate in academic journals, the print and on line media, including The Age and the Conversation and as a presenter at business forums including the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and for major corporates.
Hannah is a member of community and business boards. She is on the advisory Committee for the Committee of Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), a member of the corporate committee of the Jewish Museum of Australia, a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for InTouch supporting culturally and linguistically diverse women who are experiencing family violence.
She is a past Chair of the Advisory board of Project Deborah, an education initiative for women in leadership, past member of the Domestic Violence Partnership Committee at Monash University and past member of the Advisory board of the Anti Defamation Commission. Hannah has previously worked in the corporate, government and university sectors.


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    Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University