QLD | Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress

Brisbane, Queensland

20 March 2024
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street,
Brisbane, Queensland

1 hrs

Ann Janssen
Julia Alexander
Wendy Brown
Anne Clare

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Presented by

Ann Janssen, Estate First Lawyers Accredited Specialist (Succession Law)
Julia Alexander, Act 2 Project
Wendy Brown, Macquarie Bank
Anne Clare, Ardour Financial Advice

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The U.N theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress” and is aimed at promoting the pathways for greater economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere.


To mark the Day, we invite you to join your ALPMA colleagues for a thought-provoking discussion with our panel of experienced financial experts and estate planners, facilitated by Ann-Maree David of the College of Law. They will delve into the patterns of women’s financial inclusion across the legal profession and society generally and explore ways women can be provided with equal opportunity to build their capabilities and strengthen their capacity to learn, earn and lead.


Together we can address the challenges and spark ideas for solutions.

Presented by

Ann Janssen
Special Counsel at Estate First Lawyers Accredited Specialist (Succession Law)

Ann is an accredited specialist in succession and a registered Trust and Estate practitioner with the international Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She is also a member of the Tax Institute and Mensa.

Ann founded Estate First Lawyers in 2009, a succession practice with a focus on estate planning law. The firm has 8 lawyers, 3 of whom are accredited specialists in succession law and is the largest estate planning team in Queensland. Ann has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration. She is also on several boards, including the national board of Women in Super.

Julia Alexander
Founder at Act 2 Project

During her legal career, Julia practised primarily in the areas of banking and commercial litigation. She acted for major Australian banks and insurers in both national and boutique firms.  Julia completed her MBA at UQ in 2023 where she graduated with the award for Academic Excellence.  Julia is passionate about realising female economic potential, and her start-up, Act 2, is a platform designed to bring valuable skills back into the workforce after a career break. Act 2 was conceived during Julia’s MBA and was selected as part of the prestigious iLab 2024 accelerator program.  Act 2 is currently engaging with both female talent and professional services to strengthen talent pipelines, improve female participation and achieve better economic outcomes.

Wendy Brown
Head of Broker at Macquarie Bank

Wendy is the Head of Broker, including homes, cars and commercial loans within Macquarie’s Banking and Financial Services Group. She is a long-term supporter of the industry, being recognised in 2021 as WIBF’s awardee for achievement in retail banking.  She has 23 years of retail banking experience that includes numerous Macquarie roles and previous senior roles at Westpac Group and ANZ. Wendy is focused on driving Macquarie’s committed partnership with the broker industry and works closely with BDMs and brokers to attain the best possible outcomes for clients.

Anne Clare
Director and Financial Planner at Ardour Financial Advice

Anne holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations, a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Certified Financial Planner with over 28 years’ experience.  Over these years, Anne has guided her clients through their personal changes, legislative changes and the highs and lows of investment markets. This experience has taught her the importance of open and honest dialogue, along with how to use her vast knowledge to deliver solutions that really work.

There is nothing Anne loves more than sharing success with her clients.

Anne provides advice in all areas of financial advice including, wealth creation, retirement planning, insurance and more specialised areas such as Divorce & Separation Financial Planning, Social Security and Aged Care.

Out of the office Anne loves the theatre, trying new restaurants, spending time with her 3 children and walking with Frankie and Teddy.

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