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Panel Guests

Karen Hayes

Karen Hayes CEO - Guide Dogs Victoria

Karen Hayes is recognised as a dynamic influencer in the Australian Not-for-Profit sector. She currently leads the Victorian Division of Guide Dogs Australia, which is currently Australia’s “Most Trusted Charity” for the 5th year in a row, as voted by the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Poll.  

A past Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award finalist, Karen is currently a Board member of Vision 2020 Australia, Multiple Sclerosis Ltd, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and presides as President of the VU Western Spurs AFLW Football Club.  

Karen is a strong advocate for women. A breast cancer survivor, Karen was one of the founders of Breast Cancer Network Australia, playing a pivotal role in the growth of the organisation and the development of the inaugural ‘Field of Women’ event at the MCG in 2010.  

In her role as a Board Member at Melbourne Football Club, Karen developed a number of strategies to increase the participation of women at all levels of both playing, participating and supporting the AFL.  

In 2017, Karen was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to business and the community.

Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee General Manager of Women’s Football - Western Bulldogs

Debbie Lee has been an influential figure in women’s football over an extended period, as a player, coach and administrator. 

She has campaigned for recognition of women's Australian rules football in Australia, giving up a WNBL career to focus on developing the sport.

Debbie was president of the Victorian Women’s Football League from 2004 to 2012, and has previously worked at the Bulldogs as Community Manager between 2005 and 2008.  

She played over 300 games in the Victorian Women’s Football League, and founded VFLW club the VU Western Spurs.

Debbie worked as the head of the Melbourne Football Club's AFL Women's operations in 2017 before leaving to take up the same role with the Western Bulldogs in 2018. She was at the same time appointed as the club's VFLW coach for the 2018 season.

Debbie's Western Bulldogs won the AFLW Premiership this year rewarding all the hard work and dedication she has put into women's football and her current club.

Tiffany Cherry

Tiffany Cherry Australian Sports Broadcaster

Tiffany is one of Australia's leading sports presenters and producers, with a media career spanning two decades and three continents across television, film, radio, print and digital.  

Tiffany is the co-host of Macquarie Sports Radio national morning sports breakfast show with David Morrow and a member of 3AW's award winning football commentary team. A former host of Fox Footy, Sky News, Channel 7 News and more recently, Channel 9's Women's Football show and Everyday Health on Channel 10, Tiffany now combines her media career with her role as Richmond Football Club's Multimedia Executive, having been the club's physiotherapist 20 years earlier.  

Tiffany has worked for two of the world's largest networks, CNN and ESPN, both within Australia and the US as a presenter, producer and reporter. Tiffany also co-hosted the Logie and Astra award winning London Summer & &inter Olympic games for Foxtel and is the AFL's first female boundary rider.  

Passionate about diversity and helping drive social inclusion and equality, Tiffany launched her own company, Cherry Picked Productions, creating television, on-line and radio content, as well as 'Token Blokes', a corporate/charity golf day designed to foster workplace gender equality.  


Women In Leadership & Sport 

Celebrating Successful Women

We have assembled a panel of extraordinary women to converse and share their collective, inspiring and empowering experience and stories of perseverance, challenge and resolve.  

Essentially the rise of women’s influence in the sporting industry has been an exciting and amazing journey. All areas of the sporting industry from executives, business leaders, players, administrators and broadcasters which was once an uncompromising fiefdom of tradition and heritage, has undergone a monumental transformation!  

Our expert panel will discuss and deliberate the current landscape, goals, challenges and successes throughout the lifecycle of their journey.

Please join us for breakfast at the MCG and celebrate successful women with us.

Friday, 18 May 8.00am - 9.45am 


7.45 - Registration 8.00 - Meet & Greet 8.15 - Breakfast 8.30 - Panel Presentation 9.30 - Wrap Up 9.45 - Close

About Business Success Systems

We are a team of passionate and highly skilled business coaches that specialise in helping businesses become more profitable and scaleable. 

Each consultant is united around our core belief that if we help business owners become extraordinary they can’t help but create extraordinary team members.  

If their team are extraordinary they can’t help but go home and be extraordinary there as well.  

This is our cause, and our legacy.  

On this pursuit to make a massive difference we have chosen to do business differently.  

We have only brought on team members and clients that are a perfect fit for us and from there with that foundation, we have bottled up our experience and developed systems and a unique approach that enables us to back ourselves and put our money where our mouth is.  

If our clients are not getting the results we promised they are under no obligation to pay BUT they are obligated to stay to push through at our expense.  

If we make a commitment, the only way it won’t be achieved is if someone quits and it won’t be us.


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Where: MCG - Legends Room Brunton Avenue, Richmond VIC 3121 (Enter via gate 6a) 

When: 8.00am to 9.45am on Friday, 18 May 2018

Parking: Parking is available at Olympic Park Eastern Car Park (enter from Olympic Boulevard)