Leading for Success is a gathering for leaders and motivated people who want to grow their own leadership capability. We connect to share stories and be inspired by our leadership journeys, no matter what your definition of success is.

Eliza Young is our Guest Speaker at Leading for Success June.  Eliza is an inspiring example of how leading yourself first can create incredible results for your career and life.

Her speech is titled “Making opportunities by operating with intent.”

Super excited to hear her story – of how she managed to complete a bachelor’s degree in science in the US – where she was awarded a full-time scholarship to play varsity tennis  – while holding down multiple jobs at the same time.  That was just the start of her ability to make opportunities and operate with intent. 

After returning from university in the US, she started her working career back home in Australia as a personal trainer and site cleaner. Her career in the resources sector officially started as a Processing Plant site clerk, and she worked her way up to Operations manager at a remote Queensland mine-site. During that time, she also completed a post-graduate course in metallurgy and then pivoted to BHP – entering the Company in a technical role. Her leadership skills and ability to connect and cut-through at an operations level was quickly realised, and she was promptly promoted to Superintendent.  Now she is Principal Planner to the Asset President of BHP’s Olympic Dam mine – a strategic level role, critical to the success of the business.

In keeping with the Leading for Success theme in showcasing leaders from technical backgrounds – Eliza Young will share her story on how making opportunities by operating with intent has taken her to where she is today – making a difference in work and life.

Leading for Success is hosted by Melanie McCarthy. Melanie McCarthy is a professional mentor, whose work has won national awards. Over her career and life experience from being trained as an engineer, to working as a labourer and executive level manager, Melanie is convinced leadership capability can be learned – whether the leading is for your own life’s direction or for leading others.

Date: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)

Hope to see you there!!


Best regards
Mel McCarthy