Speaker, Researcher, Commentator

Yolanda’s persistence, ambition and strategic mind make her a unique individual. She has been described as a “great leader with a clarity of vision and drive that others envy”.  Her outcome-focus is reinforced with her multi-lingual and global executive skill-sets”. (AMP).

Currently doing research for a PhD, Yolanda is investigating international sex discrimination laws and policies. She is a sessional university lecturer in Leading and is working on other ARC research projects. ​She often speaks at conferences, summits and forums and regularly comments on various issues in the media.

Her pocket-rocket energy educates and entertains audiences around the country. Her tenacity, courage and knowledge have provided Yolanda with executive, non-executive and academic positions. Her MBA students said: ‘your class has been one of the most thought provoking and intellectually gratifying classes I have ever had the pleasure of taking in my 7 years of studying.’, and ‘I wanted to thank you for your amazing teaching style. It is so enjoyable listening to you, I was always captivated’. 

Yolanda too, has been charmed by a gamut of characters; she often shares the learnings gained whilst working as a business owner (the Yoko Ono project), as a journalist, on government boards, with corporates and now as a lecturer and researcher.

In her first career, journalism, Yolanda encountered sovereigns from many trades: the Queen of Pop, Pink; the Queen of Racing, Gai Waterhouse; and a few Queen Bees in business, politics and the NGO space. 


Her eclectic career and leadership skills is shared when  addressing audiences in the classroom, the boardroom and the international stage. Yolanda voices the impact of women in society, leadership, entrepreneurship and diversity to those willing to acquire information about the theoretical and the practical.

Vega’s leadership knowledge is shared from the perspective of a journalist, a business owner and a sex discrimination researcher; her personal experiences of loss and learning, are powerful and delivered with humour and flare that inspires; audiences, writers, the public, and the media.

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