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In-Conversation: Women in defence –Australian and Swedish experiences

Speakers Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist , Air Commodore Sue McGready, CSC and Lisa Sharland

ASPI's Women in Defence and Security Network warmly invites you to attend an in-conversation with the visiting Swedish Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist and Director General for Defence Force Recruiting, Air Commodore Sue McGready, CSC.

Moderated by the Head of ASPI’s International Program, Lisa Sharland, Rear Admiral Nykvist and Air Commodore McGready will discuss the lessons Australia can learn from Sweden in how to encourage more women to join the defence force and how that fits in with Sweden’s commitment to gender equality through their feminist foreign policy.

The in-conversation will be followed by a drinks and canapes reception.


Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist

Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist is the Chief of Staff to the Royal Swedish Navy. 

Air Commodore Sue McGready, CSC

Air Commodore Sue McGready is the Director General of Defence Force Recruiting for the Australian Defence Force

Lisa Sharland

Lisa Sharland is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center with the Protecting the Civilians in Conflict Program.