Profile Blurb:

Donna Edwards is the General Manager, Organisational Development at Ignia – an IT solutions provider with 86 employees across Australia. She is a passionate HR professional with 16 years’ experience in the IT industry focusing on recruitment, employee engagement, talent management and business growth.

Donna has an MBA and MHRM and has played a pivotal role in the past 4 years in earning Ignia the #6 place in APAC’s BRW best places to work.

Donna is passionate about helping women gain an equal foothold in the ICT industry especially in leadership roles. She has presented at a range of events including HR Connected, ACS Women and ACS Young IT events.

She is a member of the philanthropy group 100women (, a committee member of HR Connected, an AHRI mentor, Curtin mentor and President of the Central Communicators Toastmasters club. In her spare time Donna sings and plays the electric violin and has performed in a range of bands and musical theatre.

Quote to Live by:

Do what you love and love what you do!

Speaking Aspirations/Experience:

Frequent Panellist, Small Speaking events (Less than 50 attendees), Medium Speaking events (50-200), Toastmasters (or equivalent), Discussion Groups, Internal Meeting Presentations, I would be interested in being contacted about Speaking at Events, I deliver Training, I would be interested in being contacted about being on a panel

Keynote Topics:

  • Culture Development
  • Strategic HR
  • Recruitment
  • Women in IT

Mentoring Experience/Aspirations:

I am a mentor and would consider mentoring others, I would like to be a mentor to others.