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28-29 NOVEMBER 2023

5 CITIES

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BREAKING THE MOULD

What an honour it is to once again join all of you at the Women in Leadership Summit this November. It was such a brilliant event last year – I loved hearing from so many accomplished and inspiring leaders, and I truly enjoyed meeting so many of you. I’m excited to see what this year has in store for all of us. 

The concept of leadership really is an interesting one because, even though we all have such different paths, styles and influences that have shaped us, there is still this set idea or notion of how a leader should look or behave. This is even more complex for women, facing labels like "bossy" instead of "strong". 

This is the “mould” that we need to reimagine, reshape, or even break, if we are to truly encourage diversity in leadership. 

We need to create space to celebrate challenging leaders and bold voices who are there to shake up the status quo and change the systems if we are to truly see more women in positions of leadership. 

UN Women Australia are once again proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Women in Leadership Summit and we are very thankful that once again 10 per cent of all ticket sales will be going towards UN Women programs and initiatives around the world – working to advance gender equality for women and girls everywhere. 

This is wonderful opportunity to come together and explore some of the complex issues that are facing women in leadership – I hope you will you join me there. 

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Simone Clarke
Chief Executive Officer 
UN Women Australia

ENDORSING PARTNERS

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BURSARY PARTNER

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KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

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COACHING PARTNERS

RAFFLE PARTNERS

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COFFEE CART PARTNER

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2023

EXCLUSIVE SHARED SESSIONS 

Tune in to select sessions from key speakers live-streamed from locations across Australia and New Zealand, as they share personal anecdotes and career advice for the undefined path to progressive leadership.
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Live Streaming from Sydney

Dr Catherine Ball
PhD, Associate Professor, Author, Entrepreneur, Scientific Futurist, and Visioneer
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Live Streaming from Sydney

Annabel Crabb
Author and Journalist
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Live Streaming from Sydney

Hon. Mary Wooldridge   
Chief Executive Officer    
Workplace Gender Equality Agency
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Live Streaming from Sydney

Leigh Sales AM
Author and Journalist
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Live Streaming from Sydney

Simone Clarke
Chief Executive Officer
UN Women Australia
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Live Streaming from Sydney

Dr Anna Cody
Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission

WHY ATTEND

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PERSONALISED COACHING

Receive personalised advice and feedback from leadership
coaches during our networking breaks, equipping you with the tools and insights needed to excel as a leader. Learn More

BRING ALONG AN ALLY

Invite a male or non-binary ally from your organisation to join you during the morning plenary sessions.* This would give them the opportunity to listen in and spark authentic conversations about supporting underrepresented employees and accelerating change.

MORE INTERACTIVE DISCUSSIONS

Craft your leadership strategy and bring it back to your organisation. Learn how to tackle hurdles head on and support your team through change during our Interactive Scenario-Based Breakout Sessions (all locations) and Mini Workshops (Sydney and Melbourne only).

SPEED NETWORKING

Break the ice and engage in rapid-fire interactions with multiple peers.

APPLY FOR THE WOMEN LEADERS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP

We are offering scholarship assistance to women from diverse backgrounds. Applications close 4 weeks before the event. See the details here.

* Bring along your male ally during the morning plenary sessions on Day Two of the Summit (up until morning tea). Send across the details of your ally to info@womenleadersinsitute.com at least 6 weeks before the event.

** Our team will be in-touch regarding bookings for the one-to-one sessions.​​

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Rt Hon. Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister

New Zealand Government

Michelle Cowan

Head of Women's Football

West Coast Eagles

Jelena Dokic

Former World Number 4 Tennis Player, Bestselling Author, and TV Commentator and Speaker

Dr Catherine Ball

PhD, Associate Professor, Author, Entrepreneur, Scientific Futurist, and Visioneer

Leigh Sales AM

Author and Journalist

Ashley McGrath

Chief Executive Officer

CEOs for Gender Equity

Hon. Mary Wooldridge

Chief Executive Officer

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Annabel Crabb

Author and Journalist

Dr Anna Cody

Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Australian Human Rights Commission

This has been a very valuable and thought-provoking experience, wonderfully intimate sharing from the panellists and delegates has resulted in a very real and beneficial two days

Product Chapter Lead, Vodafone

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