Introducing Keynote Speaker: Layne Beachely AO
VDC is honoured to have secured Keynote Speaker Layne Beachley for the VDC Teaching & Learning Conference (online 17 & 18 Nov 2022). Layne is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. Her dedication to success sees her as the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles between 1998 and 2003. Layne went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the World Tour in 2008.
Her genuine leadership style blazed a trail for equality at the beach, on the waves and in the boardroom. She shares her stories and powerful authentic voice in the recently released documentary Girls Can’t Surf, highlighting the chauvinistic and sexist culture of the surfing world in the 80’s and 90’s and how she was able to overcome these challenges to influence and celebrate pay equity in 2018.
Find full program details and registration links here.