Leith Mitchell (Nee Newberry)
I grew up in Gladstone and always wanted to be a primary teacher. CQU Rockhampton was at the time the closest and most affordable campus.
My degree with CQU set me up for all future endeavours by creating self-awareness, self-confidence, persistence and a love of lifelong learning.
I am a supporter and member of Women in IT, Fostering Executive Women, Advisory Board Member for LiftHerUp and Committee Member for Digital Careers. She writes for Women’s Agenda and speaks at the Executive Women's Symposium; Macquarie University; QUT; AIM; Females In Information Technology. I also chaired the 2014 Women in Leadership Summit & December 2015 Summit.
Personal and professional highlights
2015- Shortlisted for QUT’s Fostering Executive Women Harvard scholarship
2015- Facilitated QLD’s first Diversity & Inclusion series for the Infrastructure industry including clients such as AECOM, Aurizon, Energex, Laing O’Rourke, QLD Urban Utilities, QLD Main Roads & Transport & Robert Walters.
2014- Played in Masters National Hockey Championships & Graduated as yoga teacher
2014- Advisory board for Digital Careers
2014- Developed IBM's Global Diversity Recruitment strategy to attract, promote & retain senior women working with senior executives across IBM
2014- Judge for QLD Women In Technology Outstanding Achievement award and International Business Awards & Women in Business Stevie awards
2013- Finalist in QLD Women In Technology Outstanding Achievement award
2012- Won Australian Institute of Management scholarship for Women In Leadership