Amna Karra-Hassan PCOA19 opening keynote speaker

Amna Karra-Hassan PCOA19 opening keynote speaker

Amna's inspirational story is about her journey through adversity, hope and achieving the 'impossible’ and it resonates perfectly with the PCOA19 conference theme.

That theme is ‘Anything is Possible - where ingenuity, creativity and unpredictability meet’.  In Amna’s opening presentation she will share her experiences of mental toughness, resilience, consistency, fortitude, fear of success and self-sabotage, self-talk and aspiration.

Amna founded the first AFL women’s team in Western Sydney. The Western Sydney club, with its engagement with diverse communities, played a critical role in establishing the game in the region and contributed to the recent inauguration of the GWS Giants in the AFLW.

Amna will share her experiences in collaborating with community leaders, small-business owners, local government, traditional and social media, and thought leaders. She will describe how she engages in the story-telling process to help others overcome adversity, build confidence and resilience, and lead with perseverance and courage. 

She will offer insights on how she led the growth of the Auburn Giants, and the importance of leveraging media. Countless football metaphors of Amna ‘kicking goals’ have been widely shared and celebrated. Amna believes the heart of innovation, civic participation and community building is a ‘strengths-based approach’ and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

She holds a Bachelor in Organisational Learning degree from the University of Technology Sydney and recently completed the advanced leadership program with the Applied School of Management. Amna spent nine years with the Australian Federal Police, leading community engagement strategies, and she contributed to a reform, culture and standards portfolio which drove cultural change within the AFP.

Amna Karra-Hassan is sponsored by ICMI Speakers & Entertainers