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Celebrate International Women’s Day
with Australia’s top female athletes


Ellie Cole
Guest speaker

Ellie is an Australian Paralympic swimmer who has amassed an amazing list of achievements since she started competitively swimming in 2003.

After having her leg amputated due to cancer, she trained in swimming as part of her rehabilitation program. Fast forward nearly 15 years and the triple Paralympian has 15 Paralympic medals to her name, including six gold, four silver and five bronze. Also holding a Paralympic Games Record, Ellie most recently won a silver medal in the Women’s 100m Backstroke (S9) and a bronze medal in the Women’s 100m Freestyle (S9) at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Ellie was awarded the Order of Australia in 2012.

Ellie is training for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Outside the pool Ellie loves hiking and cooking.

Jodie Henry
Guest speaker

Jodie is an Australian Olympic gold medallist and former world-record holder.

In 2004 she was awarded the Order of Australia that year and named the Australian Swimmer of the Year, becoming just the third woman in 15 years to take the honour.

She is married to Tim Notting, former AFL star player and they have three children. Jodie is a currently a member of the Swimming Australia team – Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement and is currently mentoring the next generation of Olympians in the lead up to Tokyo next year.

Jodie lives by the motto ‘family first’ and enjoys spending time, not just with her own kids, but her extended family of nieces and nephews in Brisbane. Beach time and kids sport take up most of her down time, but she still loves a girls day out shopping or dinner with friends.

Petria Thomas
Guest speaker

Petria is an Olympic gold medallist and a winner of 15 national titles.

She is one of Australia’s most celebrated athletes, with numerous awards including Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to sport. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010.

Petria lives in Canberra, with her husband Julian Jones and two children. She is currently the High Performance Operations Manager at Gymnastics Australia. Petria is the first female Chef de Mission of an Australian Commonwealth Games team and will lead the team to compete at the Birmingham 2022 edition of the Games.

Outside of work Petria loves animals and nature and enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies, shopping and travelling.

Martina Taylor (host)
Senior Consultant, Superannuation – MLC Wealth

Martina is a Super Consultant at MLC Super. She has over 20 years’ experience in superannuation and financial services industry working in member education and communication roles.

Martina is passionate about making super more accessible. In her work, delivering presentations and individual member consultations, she aims to make financial concepts easy to understand. Martina loves helping people connect with and ‘own’ their financial well-being.