Freya Smith, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary
Which woman inspires you, in life and in business – and why?
I can’t go past Tina Fey. She has paved the way for intelligent women in a male dominated industry and is living proof that women are ridiculously funny. To quote the great Tina Fey; “do your thing and don’t care if they like it”.
If you had your time over again, would you change anything?
No. My greatest lessons have come from my mistakes and missteps.
What do you feel are the biggest challenges for the next generation of women?
Sadly I think the current issues of the gender pay gap and under-representation in senior leadership roles will continue for the next generation. Australia’s gender pay gap has hovered between 15%-19% over the past two decades and is showing little sign of improvement. Many people think women are well represented in leadership when they only see a few. Because we’ve become comfortable with the status quo there’s little urgency for change.