Katrina Rathie receives The Australian Financial Review's Women of Influence Prestigious Board and Management Award - Cranbrook School

Katrina Rathie receives The Australian Financial Review's Women of Influence Prestigious Board and Management Award

24 Oct 19 by Cranbrook Communications

Each year, The Australian Financial Review Women of Influence Awards recognise the most influential, inspirational and visionary women.

Among the 11 women who received this prestigious accolade this year is Katrina Rathie, who won the prestigious Board and Management category. Katrina’s connection with Cranbrook started when she attended St Michael’s as a pre-schooler. An Old Cranbrookian (who subsequently attended Ascham), the sister of Andrew Yee (OCA 1983) who studied here and mother of Jack Rathie (OCA 2013), Alexander Rathie (OCA 2015) and Cooper Rathie (Y8), Katrina has been formative in the progression of Cranbrook, supporting the School as a current parent, School Council Member and Chair of the Cranbrook School Foundation Board.

The Women of Influence Awards recognise Katrina for her work as a non-executive director and the only Australian woman with an Asian cultural background to lead a top tier professional services firm in Australia, King & Wood Mallesons.  Katrina has achieved a pre-eminent reputation in intellectual property, advertising, marketing, media and consumer law. Katrina is an advocate for continual improvements in gender, cultural and intersectional diversity. Katrina leads King & Wood Malleson’s gender and cultural diversity programs and has helped the company achieve the highest rates of female equity partnership in Australia. Thanks to Katrina’s vision and determination, the firm was again in 2019 named Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

Her endeavours speak to the key messages we work to instil in our boys: a respectful attitude to women and girls, acceptance and promotion of diversity of all kind, fairness and equality within all realms of life. We are grateful to have her stewardship and influence within our School Council and Foundation.

Katrina said “It is an honour to serve on Cranbrook’s Council and Chair the Foundation. A well rounded education in a world class school is the best gift that we can give to our children. It is important that our boys know the importance of equality, respect diversity of all kinds, feel included and know that they truly belong here”.

Cranbrook congratulates Katrina on her achievements and this recognition of her passion and support for others.