April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Meeting the challenges of a global pandemic.



Wednesday 8 April

4.30pm-6pm AEST via Zoom

Crystelle Cordero

AUSTRALIA’S leading female athletes are virtually uniting with business leaders and mentors from across the country on Wednesday 8 April as the Minerva Network implements a ground-breaking Webinar, hosted by Co-Founders Christine McLoughlin and Sam Mostyn, discussing the importance of resilience and leadership during this difficult time of COVID-19.

Boasting a strong line-up of speakers and panel members, the Virtual Workshop aims to empower the nation’s top women in sport and inspire them to step out as leaders during this traumatic period for our nation and the world.

Journalist, TV presenter and author Jessica Rowe will headline the Minerva Network Webinar, sharing her personal journey of resilience and growth. Rowe is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, having herself experienced post-natal depression. She is an ambassador for Beyond Blue and a patron of Mental Health Australia, and in 2015 was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia for her mental health advocacy work and her contribution to Australian media.

The Webinar will also feature counsellor and psychotherapist Lisa Champion, who will share her tools and tips for navigating these anxious times, and host a live Q & A with the athletes, helping to answer any questions they may have around mental health and self-isolation.

An athlete panel hosted by Minerva Network Co-Founder, Romilly Madew, AO, will share stories on how they are surviving and thriving from home, including Hockeyroos goalkeeper Rachael Lynch, a registered nurse who has swapped her hockey stick for scrubs and is publicly urging everyone to #stayhomeaustralia.

Professional Australian Rugby 7's player Alicia Quirk is excited about the upcoming Webinar and is appreciative that the Minerva Network is shining a guiding light during this period of uncertainty.

“I’m really looking forward to interacting with some fellow athletes . . . a big part of being self-isolated when you come from team sports is that you are accustomed to seeing so many people every day. You miss those constant human interactions on a daily basis.

“It will also be a good time to get a reality check on those outside of my bubble and how we are all facing these challenging times. I think we’ll all benefit from learning some key lessons on how we can thrive in this space and help each other optimise this situation.”

If you are an athlete interested in taking part in the Webinar you can register here.