• Leadership

2021 Women in Leadership Network Meeting - No. 3

PL # 13127.
Starting on 18 Aug 2021
Cancellation permitted until 17/08/2021

Event registrations closed on 17/08/2021


We should always have three friends in our lives - one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow;  one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey;  and then, who we reach back for and bring along after we've cleared the way.  Michelle Obama
The network invites you to come and play all of these roles.
The afternoon network meetings are for anyone interested in gender equality and the role of women in educational leadership. The meetings usually allow for networking from 4.30pm to 5.00pm with nibbles and a glass of bubbles followed by a speaker from 5.00pm to 5.30pm.
Networking Meeting 3 - Guest speaker: Anne Dunstan 
Open to network members and their invited guests.
Please note, you will need to join the Women in Leadership Network first - click here
‘In addressing this issue, some valuable lessons about women in leadership can be learned from the experience of business and other sectors, however, the unique context in education, of a lack of female principals in a predominantly female workforce, require exploration. This needs to be undertaken urgently, as Australia faces a major challenge in identifying and developing the next generation of school leaders, I believe that a strategic and cohesive national approach is required to meet that challenge and the women in our teacher workforce have a crucial role to play.’  Barbara Watterston (2010, p11)


Anne Dunstan

Anne Dunstan

BA, DipEd, GradCertAustStudies, GradCertEdStudies, MLMEd, MAICD


Anne completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Adelaide in 1989, majoring in Classical Studies and History.  Immediately following, she completed a Graduate Diploma in Education and went on to teach in public and independent schools in regional South Australia,  Launceston Tasmania, Adelaide and Perth.


Anne is currently the Principal of Guildford Grammar School in Perth WA, an independent Anglican co-educational school, for students from Early Learning to Year 12. Previously, Anne was Principal at Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, from 2014 – 2019 and Deputy Principal of Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, from 2009-2013.


As well as being a member of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board, Anne has also contributed to the SACE Principal Partnership Strategy Group and the Special Provisions Advisory Panel.  Anne was a Board Member of the Association of Independent Schools South Australia (AISSA) from 2016 – 2019, holding the position of Deputy Chair from 2017-2019. She is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) and has served as a Secretary/Treasurer for the SA/NT Branch.


In 2019, Anne was awarded the Noel Volk Excellence Award, presented by AISSA in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Independent sector.

She believes passionately that it is through education that one can effect the greatest good for the greatest number and is committed to supporting the next generation of education leaders to pursue their vocation.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 16:30
Finishes: 18:30


AISWA Training Room Suite 1
Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Leadership

School Area

  • Leadership

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