Anna Dartnell and I met when she was a Vacation Student and I was 26. Back then she tells me I was scary and out of reach. That was 25 years ago. Today it’s hard to imagine what our careers would have been like without that connection. We didn’t always keep in touch but over the last 25 years we’ve seemed to be in the same place at the same time for the most critical moments that shaped our careers. On Tuesday we tell our story, and the lessons we’ve learnt about the importance of connection, at the Integral Development Women in Leadership Program breakfast in Perth.