Perth | Diversity & Inclusion: Women in Leadership

Diversity & Inclusion: Women in Leadership

ACYPI and Allens are excited to invite you to join us for an evening with Ms Cynthia Griffin, U.S. Consul General in Perth, to share her experiences in leadership from a local, national and international perspective.


Date: Thursday, 10th December 2015
Time:  5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Allens, QV1 Building, level 37, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

RSVP by 27th November HERE


According to the 2012 Census, women hold less than 10% of executive positions in the ASX 200, and only 6% of line management positions. This is in contrast to the public sector, where, according to Ernst and Young’s “Worldwide Index of Women as Public Sector Leaders 2012”, 37% of leaders are women, giving Australia second place ranking.

So what will encourage and sponsor women to take up leadership positions? This event gives the opportunity to step back, reflect and refocus on the contribution made by women and ways to improve gender equality.

This event marks the inaugural event of the ACYPI Diversity & Inclusion event series, and together with Allens, we invite you to join us as we listen to an accomplished and aspiring woman, Ms. Cynthia Griffin, reflecting on her own career journey.


Ms. Cynthia Griffin


Ms. Cynthia Griffin assumed the position of U.S. Consul General in Perth in July 2013 with responsibilities for Western Australia.


A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Cynthia served as Regional Director, Western Hemisphere for the U.S. Commercial Service in Washington, DC (2011-2013), where she oversaw the operations of 14 offices throughout North America, Central America, and South America. Prior to her Washington assignment, Cynthia served as Commercial Counselor in Bangkok, Thailand (2008-2011), as Regional Senior Commercial Officer for West & Central Africa (2004-2007) based in Dakar, Senegal, and as Regional Senior Commercial Officer for East Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya (2001-2004). Cynthia began her career at the American Institute in Taiwan where she served as Commercial Attaché (1995-1998). From 1998-2000, she served as a Senior International Trade Specialist advising U.S. exporters at U.S. Export Assistance Centres.


Originally from Connecticut, Cynthia is fluent in Mandarin and French and proficient in Thai. Cynthia holds a B.A. in Chinese & Asian Studies, from Connecticut College, and an M.A. and post graduate degree in China Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the Hopkins Nanjing Center.


This event is sponsored by Allens.


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