Emerging Leaders Forum 2020 Presentations

Jill Meyers – Aerospace Engineer – ex US Airforce communications engineer, Jill has also worked as an Aerospace Engineer for companies like Boeing, where she supported the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft program. She started and managed the Systems Engineering department at Eclipse Aviation for the Eclipse 500 jet program. At Raytheon, Jill was the Senior Manager responsible for the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Ground Segment and later at Northrop Grumman, she managed development and delivery of the communication and navigation systems for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet.

Her 30+ years within the industry has given Jill an amazing insight into the industry and she is passionate to share her journey with you via this digital presentation.  Jill will also be on hand (all the way from the USA) to answer questions during the Q&A live session on the 30th October.

Sarah is currently employed within the role of Regional Development Coordinator with Regional Development Australia Hunter working across their Skilled Workforce Initiative. Working within a coordination role, Sarah works closely with Hunter Region schools and industry to promote the opportunities of STEM careers within the region.

A highlight of her time with RDA Hunter has been the opportunity to manage the RDA Hunter’s Women in STEM project in 2018/19 that saw 300 female students participate in workshops focused on providing information on STEM careers, hands-on coding workshops and inspiring talks with local females in traditionally male dominated positions. Another highlight has been the opportunity to work with Women in Aviation Australia on a variety of initiatives since 2018 including the National Conference RAAF Base Williamtown tour in 2018 and more recently being a member of the Corporate Executive Board.


Carley Scott- CEO Equatorial Launch Australia

Carley is leading the development of the Arnhem Space Centre, securing a world first with NASA planning to launch its rockets at the site in 2021 and undertaking discussions that can pave the way for enhanced international trade.  She is an advisor to the CSIRO on advanced manufacturing; sits on the Space Industry Association of Australia’s Board, SmartSat CRC’s Aurora Formation Committee, and, is on the Inner Melbourne Metropolitan Partnerships Committee.  Carley is passionate about enterprise, aerospace, and the role of new technologies in the delivery of positive outcomes for humanity.  Carley is an advocate for women looking into careers within male dominated fields and gives her time to support and engage women of all age groups.