SA Event | Women in PR

Adelaide professionals at the top of their game

There are issues we all face, regardless of gender. But let’s take some time out from our busy life to hear from three of SA’s leaders, all working PR-communications women at the top of their game.

  • What do they consider their career highlight? Or is the best yet to come?
  • In a female-dominated industry, are women making the most of work-life balance and self-employment and freelance opportunities?
  • How has our industry changed in the past decade, not least with the demise of traditional media and rise of digital and new media?


Leila Henderson
Former PRIA SA president and self-employed PR and communications supremo, Leila Henderson will MC the panel discussion, posing questions about the major changes in PR and communications in a digital age – and how our industry is rapidly moving with technology and social change.

Leila is a successful IT entrepreneur and non-executive director with a rich background in digital transformation, IT business, consumer journalism and public relations. She is a sole parent of two independent adults.

Olivia Nassaris
Positive ageing advocate Olivia Nassaris is also CEO of Parkinson’s SA. Olivia has moved into the role from interim CEO and communication manager. Her passion for helping the community springs from six years as International Coordinator and Manager of Iko Poran, to not-for-profit volunteer organisation working with the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janerio for positive outcomes. Olivia is sole parent to a pre-schooler and her office artwork is a mix of peaceful pastels and Ninja Turtle portraits.

Haley (Cahalan) Tamblyn
Haley ’s career spans freelance, private, public and the not-for-profit sector, starting as a cadet print journalist with Rural Press Ltd before moving into media and PR in Adelaide. She started social media consulting for small business after the birth of her first child in 2015. Haley is now the Social and Digital Media Consultant at Hughes Public Relations, helping corporate clients to maximise their social and digital media presence (when she’s not elbow-deep in play dough and Hot Wheel cars with her three-year-old son Alistair and one-year-old daughter Kate).

Alice Minney
Today’s venue is back to the beginning for Alice who was SKYCITY Casino’s communications manager for six years back in the 2000s before she worked in the UK in large corporations. She returning to PR in Adelaide in the 2012 as a mum of young twins, who are now 7 ½ years old. This year she commenced at large semi-government utility SA Water where she is a communications specialist in integrated strategic plans for projects, issues and campaigns.

Join Leila, Olivia, Haley and Alice at the PRIA (SA) roundtable and take home some practical tips to guide your current and future career moves.


Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Time: 11:45 - 12:00: Registration
12:00 - 14:00: Session, Lunch and Networking
Location: Sean's Kitchen (Upstairs attic)
Adelaide SKYCITY
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost (inc GST): PRIA Members: $75
Non-members: $85
(Lunch provided)

Thank you to our proud sponsor

Registrations Open: 20th Aug 18 12:00 AM
Registrations Close: 13th Sep 18 2:00 PM
Price: AU $ 85 (Inc. GST)
Places Available: 14


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