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Steven Armstrong
Steven Armstrong has been working with Worksafe Victoria’s data and analytics functions since May this year as the Director, Strategic Planning & Capability Enablement.
“It’s vital as women bring a different lens to leadership. High performing teams are best shaped with diversity of thought and background.” — Steven Armstrong

Tell us a little about yourself?

I joined WorkSafe Victoria’s data and analytics function in May this year as Director, Strategic Planning & Capability Enablement. I am currently acting as Chief Data Analytics Officer while Kathryn Gulifa takes maternity leave.

Who are the women around you who have inspired you most in your life and why?

It has been by chance and good fortune that women have led me throughout the majority of my working life. Early in my career at Methodist Ladies’ College, the late Janet Smith, Director of Technology, provided inspiration and counsel to myself as a young IT professional, along with countless young women and future leaders at MLC. I admired Tabcorp CIOs in Kim Wenn and Mandy Ross, Liz Douglass at Coles Group, and more recently an environment in WorkSafe Victoria where I’m privileged to work with many inspiring women in leadership roles from Clare Aimes to Kathryn Gulifa.

Are there any other female leaders you look up to and why?

I look up to all women balancing a career with raising children and that’s irrespective of role seniority or capacity. I applaud the countless women who have overcome bias and discrimination with forging their careers – may this generation and future generations not have to contend with such challenges.

Why do you think it’s important to increase the number of women in business, particularly in leadership roles?

It’s vital as women bring a different lens to leadership. High performing teams are best shaped with diversity of thought and background.

As an advocate for diversity and gender inclusiveness, are there any initiatives that have worked for you to promote equality?

I’m proud to have worked for organisations with values aligned to equality, each with programs that support women in leadership and technology career pathways – a domain traditionally male saturated but thankfully trending in the right direction.

What more can be done to support women in male-dominated industries?

Efforts must continue to promote equality and support women in male-dominated industries. It’s up to us as leaders to routinely address this by celebrating the value achieved through gender diversity.

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