International Communications Expert in Geelong for WIMN

October 26 2018

Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Women in Manufacturing Network was very excited to welcome Sydney-based international communications expert Dr Margaret Byrne to present on Communication Styles & Leadership Potential recently, at Deakin University’s Western Beach Room.

Margaret shared many valuable, evidence-based insights from her research in observing over 500 hours of meetings in a variety of organisations across 25+ countries relating to: how different genders and cultures behave in meetings; dynamics between roles; techniques to ensure that all voices are heard and what happens when they’re not.

Lyn George, Deputy Chair of GMC, said it was a terrific opportunity to hear from an international expert of Margaret’s calibre, who provided perceptive and surprising insights into different communication styles and how acting to include all voices can lead to better outcomes for businesses.


An opportunity to network following the presentation saw a great deal of discussion around Margaret’s research, the practical implications and key takeaways.

We thank our event sponsor, Deakin University, in assisting WIMN to bring this dynamic speaker to Geelong.