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19/10/2017 / /

2018 Gold Quill Awards Roundtable

6 – 7pm
Thursday, 19 October
Level 26, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Places are limited, register below

The 2018 Gold Quill Awards are now calling for entries – are you thinking of entering a communication project, but don’t know where to start? Gain the advice you’re looking for at our free Quill Roundtable.

Hear from previous winners, Saania Habeeb (Deakin University Graduate), Rita Zonius (The Enterprise Social Engineer) and Cerise Paul-Igai (IABC Victoria’s Professional Development Chair) about the application process, what to expect, and tips to crafting a great entry that could see you and your team recognised on the world stage.

For more than 40 years, the IABC Gold Quill Program has been recognising the ‘best of the best’ communication efforts in the world across many categories. So, if you’ve completed a communication project in the last year that was innovative, showcased strategy and achieved outstanding results, don’t miss this special event to kick start your Quill experience.

Meet the experts

Saania Habeeb, Bachelor of Communications Graduate, Deakin University

In 2017 Saania was awarded an IABC Gold Quill Award and Best of the Best Sharon Berzok Award for her fundraising campaign Topsy Turvy Day for State Schools’ Relief. For the past two years Topsy Turvy day has been implemented in some primary schools throughout Victoria in an effort to alleviate poverty within our community. Saania is looking forward to assisting and guiding the next generation of student change-makers to bring home the next Gold Quill Award.  

Rita Zonius, Director, The Enterprise Social Engineer

Rita has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate communications, including providing CEOs and their senior leadership teams with strategic advice and counsel spanning a wide range of communication practices, including employee communications, staff engagement, media relations and issues management. Most recently, Rita led the Internal Digital Communications team at ANZ to realise the business benefits of enterprise social technologies, including driving a collaborative and engaged culture across the bank’s workforce for around 60,000 staff globally. The change strategy led by Rita to introduce and embed an enterprise social network at ANZ was recognised as world class in 2017, winning bronze, silver and gold Quills from the IABC and a Platinum award in the Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards from global intranet consultancy, Step Two. Rita was also accountable for ANZ’s global intranet. Rita has since established her own consultancy focused on supporting organisations to become social.

Cerise Paul-Igai, Professional Development Chair, IABC Victoria

Cerise is a communications all-rounder with over a decade of corporate communications experience in government, private and not-for-profit sectors. Currently a Senior Strategic Advisor for the ATO, her expertise includes developing and implementing strategies for internal and external communications solutions, stakeholder management, leadership, and meaningful change communications. In 2015, Cerise won a Gold Quill for a groundbreaking communications initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences, featuring small business stories from the community. As IABC Victoria’s Professional Development Chair, Cerise looks after our local Members’ enquiries about IABC Certification, The Academy and the Gold Quill Awards Program.

Gold Quill Roundtable


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