Alumni Insights

Notre Dame Alumni share their insights and knowledge in our virtual event series

Our alumni network extends across all industries and sectors - be it health, the arts, education or business, the next generation of thinkers and leaders are making a real difference to the communities they serve. We’re proud to highlight the achievements of our graduates through this engaging online series, where our graduates take the spotlight and proudly share their stories.

Visit the Events page to discover upcoming speakers in the series, or read through our guest highlights below.

James Griffin MP, Member for Manly and the NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans and the Environment

From bush fires to a pandemic, the events of 2020 have taken a considerable toll on our society, especially its most vulnerable members. In this Insights session, James Griffin MP discussed the importance of leadership and how he continues to guide his community through the challenges of 2020.

Sanja Tesic, Mindset & Career Coach, inspirational speaker and author

Sanja, a former Yugoslavian refugee who arrived in Australia unable to speak English, is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and lifestyle business owner who is passionate about helping others achieve success. For Alumni Insights, Sanja explored the victor vs. victim mindset and discussed how it can influence your attitude and personal goals. Her full presentation, including techniques and activities for discovering your strengths, is available to download here.

Renee Gangemi, Head of Marketing for TEDxSydney

Are you looking to develop a stronger connection with your audience? Head of Marketing for TEDxSydney, Renee Gangemi, shared practical skills and advice with us on how to build an authentic community through genuine and meaningful engagement in your marketing campaigns.

Gordon D’Mello, Digital Marketing Consultant and Founder of GDM

Digital Marketing Consultant and Founder of GDM, Gordon D’Mello, shared a masterclass in practical skills and advice on how you can generate engaging content tailored to your business needs with the resources available to you. He is a passionate storyteller and was keen to share his practical digital marketing tips and knowledge.

Christine Robinson, Flight Nurse for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Nursing Graduate, Christine Robinson, a Flight Nurse with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, joined us on Alumni Insights to share her experiences working in an aeromedical environment. Her specialist skills in critical care have seen her treat patients, from neonates to adults, throughout all corners of Western Australia.

Family Physician and Medical Educator, Ramya Raman

Family GP and Medical Educator, Ramya Raman, has a passion for family and women’s health. Ramya spoke at this year’s International Women’s Day event in Fremantle, and has been instrumental in establishing drive through flu vaccination clinics throughout WA

Michelle Bourke, Founder & CEO, Foresight Digital

Michelle Bourke, the Founder & CEO of multimillion-dollar business Foresight Digital, a plug & play growth team for companies that need their marketing and sales functions to scale fast or go global. Michelle has over 14 years of digital marketing and leadership experience – working both agency and brand side, including half a decade at Telstra. Recording coming soon. Read more.

Social Advocate and Humanitarian Leader, Madge Thomas

Law and Arts alumna Madge Thomas currently leads Innovative Finance, Private Sector and Philanthropic Partnerships for Education Cannot Wait. Madge draws on her expertise to discuss the link between COVID-19 and disruption, prevention and social change in 2020. Read more.

CMO Seven West Media WA, Kate Molinari

CMO of Seven West Media WA and Notre Dame Business graduate, Kate Molinari, shares her perspective on how the media industry is adapting to the current health crisis and the lessons she's learned over the past decade. Read more.

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