• Women at BDO

    Supporting our professional women.

Women at BDO

At BDO, we're committed to supporting our professional women and driving their success. From graduates to partners, we help women build relationships and create well-defined career paths through networking events, coaching, and professional development opportunities.

Each year, we celebrate International Women’s Day and give you an inside look at what it's like to be a woman in accounting and at BDO through our discussions with some of our talented professionals. In these conversations, we discuss their experiences as women in business and the importance of diversity in leadership. We hope you enjoy reading their stories.

It’s funny, I did not realise that women and men look at problems differently. It was only when I sat on the exec board that came to light. I was helping make those bigger decisions within the firm and it was apparent that I see things from different angles, having that female perspective is really important.

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Natalie Milne

Partner, Tax, Perth
Lilian

I am very lucky to be at BDO, where the DNA is to deliver exceptional service to each unique client in a way that best suits them. This philosophy echoes throughout our team. I have been on the other side of the client-adviser relationship, so I understand what makes an adviser not simply good-enough, but truly extraordinary.

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Lilian Luu

Associate Director, Business Services, Sydney
Hein

I am conscious of the fact that I am in a position of influence which gives me the opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives - whether they be external clients or internal colleagues. This is what I find most rewarding in my role.

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Hien Tran-Mach

Associate Director, Business Services, Adelaide
Courtney

I've been fortunate that BDO has a supportive work culture allowing me to work from home when I need to. It's really important to set boundaries, and for me personally, I find that exercise has helped me immensely with de-stressing from any work-related issues at the end of the day.

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Courtney Whitecross

Associate Director, Tax, Brisbane
Quin

I like the flexibility of managing my own diary, the variety of client work and solving problems for my clients, the near-absence of cyclical work, being out and about in the CBD to meet my clients, working with a diverse and motivated team and partnering with people in BDO who have similar high-energy levels and are keen to keep pushing the boundaries on how to best assist our clients – to be true thought-leaders in our space.

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Quin Rijnders

Executive Director, Forensic Services, Sydney
Erin

Through flexible work arrangements, which allow me to be with my family from the late afternoon until my daughter’s bedtime. I pick up on any required work after she goes to sleep. Knowing that the firm and my clients support this balance allows me to be present both at work and at home.

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Erin Treseder

Associate Director, Audit & Assurance
Elina

This profession is people helping people achieve their dreams and we are constantly looking to and planning for the future in what we do for and with our clients. It’s a great profession to be in and you do need to understand the human side if you want to excel in this career.

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Elina McKerrell

Partner, Business Services, Sydney
Koraly

Having a seat at the partner table with so many amazing peers. It gives me the opportunity to give my contribution and bring a different perspective, but at the same time I feel that I can learn and grow by listening and taking it all in.

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Koraly Georgiou

Partner, Business Services, Melbourne
Kathy

We are living in a transforming digital age. We are to the point now that as long as we have an internet connection, we can do our work. This gives me the flexibility to start my day soon after I drop the kids off, which is sometimes 7 am!

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Kathy Robertson

Partner, Audit & Assurance, Melbourne
Maryanne

Taking the time to really understand our clients and get to the root cause of their problems with my team. We come from a diverse range of backgrounds and when we work together, it really is electric – we debate and challenge and push each other and our diversity of thinking really makes sure we get to an answer that is far more impactful than anything we could have done on our own.

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Maryanne Carter

Executive Director, People Advisory, Sydney
Helen

I am fortunate to work with many people who score highly in EQ and IQ terms. Nevertheless, the importance of effective communication to navigate difficult situations cannot be underestimated. Having personal confidants and mentors, both within and outside the organisation, has been imperative to my own personal progression.

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Helen Argiris

Partner, Business Services, Sydney