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Scotch community members are among SA's most influential women

Written on the 21 June 2016 by scotch

Influence is power but it is not the same as power. It is a more ephemeral force that changes, guides and shapes the way our society works. It can be wielded between countries and at senior levels of government, or it can be more intimate, like a teacher expanding the minds of students in a classroom.

SA Weekend recently compiled a list of South Australia's most influential women, focussing on those who are actively shaping events around them. Several of our Scotch community members feature on the prestigious list.

Penny Wong, Sue Chase, Kris Lloyd and Jane Yuile are all among the women named as doing something extra that is helping to shape our community.

To draw up the list, SA Weekend enlisted outside support and invited a panel consisting of Liz Forsyth, chief executive of the YWCA; Evelyn O'Loughlin from the women's business group Zonta; and Cassandra Leibeknecht, general manager of Feast.

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Penny Wong (Old Collegian)
SA Labor Senator

Always cool and collected, the former head prefect of Scotch College who became federal Finance Minister is now in Opposition, but she remains influential. She's Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Shadow Minister for Trade and has Jay Weatherill's ear. She's also keen to influence public perceptions on female, Asian and gay rights, even joining the Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney this month.

Kris Lloyd (Past Parent, Past P&F and Advancement Committee Member)
Cheesemaker

The dynamic Woodside Cheesewrights owner has taken a humble grocery staple and developed it into a foodies' delight and a tasty empire. She not only founded Cheesefest the only event of its kind in the nation but also holds several board positions that promote the standing of the food and tourism sectors.

Jane Yuile (Past Parent, Former Member of Council)
Board Member

Chairman of ANZ in SA, Yuile has a depth of experience in finance, education and arts boards. She has served WorkCover, Scotch College, the University of Adelaide, UniSA, JamFactory, SA Film Corporation and China Advisory Council.

Sue Chase (Old Collegian, Member of Council)
Rural Entrepreneur

As managing director of Cowell Electric, Chase heads a powerline construction and electrical contracting company which is a significant employer on the Eyre Peninsula. Cowell Electric brings work to remote and regional areas.

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You can read the full article online via AdelaideNow.


Author: scotch
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