Jackie and her daughter, Cara Brady (Photo credit to Phillip Kuruvita, Launceston) How did you find your start in the industry and how did you arrive at your current position? Firstly, let me start by staring that I promise my answers will get shorter after this one...! I commenced working for the TAB (now Tabcorp) as a Supervisor at Tabaret, the first gaming machine venue in Victoria. The venue was popular due to pent up demand (& great service by the team!) but really took off once gaming reel-style product was approved and taught me the importance of getting product matched to customer desire. With approval of gaming legislation and expansion of gaming across clubs & pubs I took the opportunity to move to the Greatest Team of All at the Geelong Football Club and the success of our Social Club venue was sadly at odds with our two Grand Final losses. I loved working for a sports organisation embedded within the community and delivering connection between members, guests and team. From there I joined the Crown Casino Melbourne opening team and enjoyed launching a multi-faceted service focused entertainment offering to the people of Melbourne. When I [...]
Women in Gaming Australasia is pleased to announced our next series of Step Forward Events and would like to invite you to attend one of our 'Learn to Love Networking' workshops. It is true that what you know matters as much as who you know. The most successful executives have diverse and mutually supportive relationships both inside and outside of their organisation. Effective business networks connect you to new opportunities and ideas, provide advice and support, raise your profile and status, enhance your learning, advance your career, and increase your confidence and job satisfaction. Although many people fear networking, successful networking is a skill that can be taught. This workshop will offer a systematic approach for confident networking. Participants will analyse their existing networks and learn techniques for effective networking. Topics include: • Developing an authentic elevator pitch • Knowing your purpose and developing a strong personal brand • The six sorts of relationships you need in your network • Fostering reciprocal relationships • Leveraging your network • Nurturing your network Concluding the workshop will be an opportunity to practice your new skills and network with others in the industry. These workshops are free to attend and open to both men and women.
It gives me great pleasure to be writing this piece for Clubs Insight as the inaugural CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). This marks an important step for WGA, since its launch in May 2017, with the focus now on building awareness, attracting additional corporate partners and helping men and women reach across the gender divide. […]
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Galloway as the CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). Helen has extensive experience in the Asian Gaming market having held senior roles in Macau and Singapore. Helen spent five years with Las Vegas Sands Corporation, first as Vice President - Strategic Analysis at Sands China Limited then as Vice President - Casino Development and Strategic Analysis at Marina Bay Sands. Prior to this she was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Wynn Macau. Helen is currently a non executive director with Tasracing and also with TT-Line. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified member of CPA Australia. Helen holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Information Systems, and has completed the gaming focused Executive Development Program with the University of Las Vegas and University of Reno. In her role as CEO, Helen will be responsible for the strategic direction of WGA to attract, develop and retain women within the gaming industry, as well grow and promote membership of WGA. Reflecting on her appointment, Helen said “I’m thrilled to be selected to lead WGA, I’m looking forward to championing gender diversity [...]