About me

Friska Wirya (B Comm, MBA, PROSCI) is a change management expert who has led change programs impacting up to +23,000 people across the seven continents at WorleyParsons, and built the change management consulting practice at Fujitsu. She previously headed up change at Newcrest Mining, the largest gold miner on the ASX and consulted to the #1 university in Australia, bringing to life their digital transformation strategy which augmented the experience of 65,000 students and 12,000 staff globally. A lifelong learner, her effectiveness at managing the people-side of change has proven to be a compelling cost mitigation strategy.

Friska’s change expertise has been sought after at Female Influencers in Tech, Women in Mining & Energy Indonesia, Women in Leadership Singapore, ecodex Indonesia, Future of Mining Sydney, Minerals Week Canberra and Mining Leaders Forum Perth. Her work has been featured in The Australian, The Australian HR Institute, Delivering Happiness and the Journal of Policing Insight.

Friska speaks about resilience, adaptability, EQ, digital transformation and women in male dominated industries.

Previous speaking experience

Wonder Women Tech, Microsoft Indonesia, Expert360, Female Influencers in Tech x 3, Women in Leadership Singapore, Women in Leadership Melbourne, Women in Construction & Engineering, Women in Mining & Energy Indonesia x 2, Bendigo Innovation & Invention Festival, Mining Leders Forum Perth, Minerals Week, Future of Mining x 2

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