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International Women’s Day – Interview with Kath Casey

As the world commemorates International Women’s Day, it is essential to shine the spotlight on the remarkable achievements of women who exemplify excellence and leadership in their fields. Among these inspiring figures is Kath Casey, a distinguished member of the Central Coast Leagues Club board, whose career spanning three decades has been filled with notable accomplishments in various domains including marketing, events management, and venue operations.

Kath brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role at both Industree Group Stadium and as a board member at the Club. One of Casey’s notable achievements includes her instrumental role in coordinating the highly-acclaimed Australian Springtime Flora Festival for several consecutive years, an endeavour that earned the Central Coast Tourism Award four times in a row.

In an exclusive interview, Casey shared insights into her journey, inspirations, and aspirations:

When asked about her inspiration to join the Central Coast Leagues Club board, Casey emphasised her desire to share her leadership, marketing, and business expertise with the Club.

“As a dedicated management professional with a proven track record of presenting and delivering a variety of sporting, community, and entertainment events, I welcomed the opportunity to share my leadership, marketing and business skill set with the Central Coast Leagues Club board.”

When asked to reflect on her proudest achievement as a Venue Manager, Casey highlights the successful delivery of over 700 events, emphasising the importance of collaboration and engagement among stakeholders for achieving successful outcomes, noting:“This only transpires with team members that are dedicated, appreciated and willing to go the extra mile.”

What advice would you give young women aspiring to be in leadership roles?

“I believe it’s simple. Be honest and open in communication, have a willingness to learn and listen, be compassionate, have empathy, respect and trust in your team and finally always be open to find solutions to collaborate and achieve positive outcomes.”

Her words underscore the importance of fostering inclusive and supportive environments for women in leadership.

Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Womens Day?

“It is a day to celebrate women’s achievements and how far women have progressed in their fight for equality and recognition. I am passionate about being part of the change that makes the difference for inclusivity for the members and the community”

When asked about the powerful woman she admires the most, Casey acknowledged the women who have influenced her personal and professional journey, including her mother, grandmothers, friends, and other women leaders whose guidance and support have shaped her path.
“I admire most the woman I have been surrounded by over the years, my mother and grandmothers, friends, family and other women leaders that have provided me with the learnings and strengths that have contributed to my ongoing growth on my own personal journey.”

What excites you about the future of Central Coast Leagues Club?

“The opportunities for growth and the excitement for the future development of the club for the members and actively contributing to the local community.”

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we honour the contributions of extraordinary women like Kath Casey, whose dedication, leadership, and commitment to excellence inspire us all.

For more information on International Women’s Day and ways to get involved, visit https://unwomen.org.au/get-involved/international-womens-day/

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